Padres Estrellas

Padres Estrellas


Funded by Indiana’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), eight Padres Estrellas – translated from “Star Parents” – work with community organizations focused on empowering Hoosier Hispanic and Latino communities to provide college and career support to students and families across the state.

The Padres Estrellas connect with schools, neighborhoods and community partners and focus on helping students and families enroll in the 21st Century Scholars program and the Workforce Ready Grant with the goal of increasing student access and attainment to higher education.

To enroll your student in the 21st Century Scholars program or to learn more about the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, please contact the Padre Estrella below closest to your residence.

Para inscribir a su estudiante al programa de 21st Century Scholars o para aprender más sobre el Workforce Ready Grant, por favor póngase en contacto con el Padre Estrella de la lista abajo más cerca a su hogar.

José Juárez
Location: Marion County

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Luz Neira Cruz
Location: Marion County

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Marlen Ortiz
Location: St. Joseph County

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Lauro Zuñiga
Location: Allen County

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Anahi Santos
Location: Clinton County

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Mariana Petraglia
Location: Bartholomew County

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Luis Santiago
Location: Daviess County

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Noemi Lozano
Location: Lake County

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For more information, contact program director José Medina at

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