SLI-NC was established at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and recently expanded to the University of Richmond to serve greater Richmond area youngsters. The objective of both SLI – NC and SLI – VA is to utilize the deep reservoir of goodwill on our university campuses to nurture the next generation of minority leadership.
Established in the Shenandoah Valley in 2012, the 501(c)(3) public charity, nonprofit organization Scholars Latino Initiative (SLI) creates college opportunities for its scholars in its unique programs in Harrisonburg, Richmond, and Winchester, Virginia.
In collaboration with university faculty and high school teachers, SLI offers opportunities for rigorous academic challenge, leadership development, and supportive mentorships. SLI’s dual enrollment tuition support, computer awards, and college scholarships further empower its scholars as they pursue a college degree.