Voices College-Bound Language Academies

Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say a college degree is important for success in life, less than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor’s degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exist to change that.

These TK (transitional kindergarten)- grade 8 public schools in Santa Clara county and surrounding communities offer students world-class academic preparation that honors their cultural heritage through its dual immersion language program.

Voices College-Bound Language Academies provide a rigorous college-prep K-8 program that teaches students English and Spanish, and builds on core elements of their identity.

Voices was founded by a determined Latina, Frances Teso, whose experiences growing up and later teaching in underserved communities in San Jose catalyzed the Voices model. Today, Frances serves as the CEO of a four-school network (Voices Mount Pleasant, Voices Morgan Hill, Voices West Contra Costa and Voices Franklin McKinley). Communities and families are asking us to build additional Voices schools in their neighborhood, and we are resolved to meet their need.