The Latino College Access Network (Latinos CAN) is a statewide initiative that strives to eliminate the educational attainment gap for Latino students in Iowa. We work in partnership with various statewide agencies and organizations to create systems change that will aid Latino students in earning a postsecondary education.


  • Increase Latino postsecondary education attainment in Iowa
  • Empower and equip Latinos to overcome barriers throughout Iowa's educational system
  • Educate and support Iowa's educational systems on Latino students' strengths, challenges, and needs.

Latino Education Summit

Save the Date
March 1, 2024

Des Moines Area Community College, FFA Enrichment Center

For educators, faculty, administrators, counselors, recruiters, other staff from K-12 institutions, colleges and universities, and anyone working with Latino students. 

If you are interested in being part of the Latino College Access Network, please fill out this form. 

For more information, contact Sonia Reyes.

Latino College Access Network Webinar Series

Attention Latino Students, family members, school staff, and others, the Latino College Access Network launches their Webinar series!

Join us the third Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom

Upcoming Topics:

Feb 21, 2024 - Guidance on the new FAFSA for Latino students.
Mar 20, 2024 - College Applications
Apr 17, 2024 - Choosing the Right Institution 
May 15, 2024 - Understanding Financial Aid and Offer Letters
June 19, 2024 - College 101

If you have any questions, please contact:
     Sonya Reyes:, 515-281-4080
     Karen Ruiz:, 515-725-1140