Latinas Leading Tomorrow, (LLT) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 in Arlington, Virginia that originated as an after-school program at Wakefield High School by Latina students and their counselor, Madeline LaSalle. The program was created to address the growing needs of young, first generation, college bound Latinas by exposing them to Latina professionals from the DC metro area to serve as role models and guide them through the process. Since its inception, LLT has provided leadership development programs throughout the region to approximately 1,500 students.
With more than 150 girls participating in program activities each year, LLT became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2012 to expand its reach to Latina students beyond Arlington Public Schools. In 2013, Alexandria City Public Schools partnered with LLT to provide the C.O.R.E. after-school program at its schools. In 2017, LLT's C.O.R.E. program expanded to Oakton High School with Fairfax County Public Schools.
In the fall of 2018, LLT's C.O.R.E. program will start at GW Middle School in Alexandria City!