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The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas’ Latinas in Progress (LIP) Education Series has come to Texans Can Academy - Oak Cliff to expose senior high school Latinas to college life and helps prepare them for success in their personal and professional lives.

The LIP Education Series meets with the students on college campuses for every event and teaches them about applying to college and college life, ways to improve their writing skills, how to be more assertive, the importance of civic participation, health and wellness tips, other important life skills, and college campus safety.  

This school year, students have visited Tarrant County College to learn about aviation studies and tour facilities; took a tour of the Southern Methodist University campus and attended a workshop about careers, admissions, and applications; and toured The University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Latinas in Progress™ (LIP) Education Series

Through the Latinas in Progress™ (LIP) Education Series, the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter (HWNT-FW) aims to mentor senior high school Latinas throughout their college journey and equip them with the means to succeed in their personal and professional lives. The LIP Education Series consists of five learning sessions, volunteer opportunities, and mentoring.

The sessions are hosted at partner colleges and universities on one Saturday a month during the school year from September to February. LIP also offers the participants time with professional women who share their stories of overcoming adversity, achieving higher education, and their professional success. The sessions provide enriching learning experiences and access to opportunities, information, financial resources, and exposure to universities.

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 31 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers. Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 13 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 141,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: or

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