Youth Development

Supporting Hispanic Youth Development

Alcanzando Un Sueño – Cruz Scholarship Program

Founded by Ruben Cruz as a way to support and promote higher education among deserving Hispanic youth, the Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship Fund awards eight $3,000 scholarships annually to high school seniors in Phoenix and Atlanta.

“All young people deserve a chance at higher education, and with this fund we aim to contribute to the growth new leaders in the young community,” says Cruz.

Increasing Hispanic Graduation Rates

Cruz & Associates is committed to the education and leadership development of Hispanics in the communities we serve. We are proud of our involvement with H.O.P.E., both as sponsors and service. Ruben Cruz is part of the Board of Directors of this non-profit organization whose primary goal is to increase graduation rates among Hispanics nationwide.

Helping DACA Students Continue Post-Secondary Education

Ruben Cruz serves on the board of Freedom University, a modern-day freedom school based in Atlanta. This organization provides rigorous college-level classes, scholarship assistance, and leadership development for undocumented students in Georgia. The school was founded in 2011 following the passage of Policy 4.1.6, which bans undocumented youth from attending Georgia’s top five public universities, and Policy 4.3.4, a policy that prohibits undocumented students from qualifying for in-state tuition.