"Our vision is to empower Latinas to reach their potential through education and entrepreneurship. The Eva Longoria Foundation supports programs which help Latinas excel in school and attend college. Additionally, we work to provide Latina entrepreneurs with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity. By investing in Latinas, we hope to build a stronger future for our country. Parent Engagement Lawndale High School_edited Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, they are more likely to finish high school and attend college. The Foundation offers a nine-week course to help parents understand class requirements, how and why to set up meetings with teachers and counselors, how to assist with homework, and how and when to file college applications and financial aid forms. The Foundation has partnered with the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) to train more than 1,000 parents in low-income, predominantly Latino areas. When parents graduate from this course, their children have a 90% high school graduation rate, compared to 62% overall in Los Angeles."