About Us

What is LILTA?

Latinos are the fastest growing cultural group in the United States. This trend has become evident in many school districts across Long Island. However, the statistics indicate that there is a wide achievement gap, which contributes to a high retention and/or dropout rate within this group.

LILTA was established as a nonprofit organization comprised of committed educators and supporters of education, who advocate for high quality education in order to increase graduation rates and higher education enrollment and completion.

Our Board is working within the educational system and school community to address the common risk factors that impact the academic outcomes of the Latino student population and other ethnic groups.

LILTA members seek to

  • Protect students from discriminatory practices and procedures.
  • Promote equal access to educational opportunities.
  • Make efforts to increase the diversity in the teaching profession.
  • Celebrate, appreciate, and promote diversity throughout all areas of the educational system.
  • Work in partnership with the community and other civic groups.
  • Encourage family involvement in the school experience.
  • Inform and educate our communities.