The Esther Levine Student Success Fund

Over the past three decades, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) has transformed into a groundbreaking organization at Holy Cross. We owe this success to the deep-rooted heritage passed down through generations, the consistent value of mentorship and the unyielding spirit of collaboration. To honor this legacy, we must give back to support the current and future generations as we were once supported - una mano ayuda a la otra (one hand helps the other).

About Esther Levine: 

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Esther Levine, international scholar, student advisor and former Class Dean for the classes of 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, has brought a unique voice, strong convictions and a deeply personal narrative to matters of diversity and inclusion throughout her 35 years at the College of the Holy Cross. In the many vital roles Levine has shouldered during her rich and challenging academic and administrative career at the College, her love for teaching, advocacy for her students and belief in the Jesuit mission have remained strong, vibrant and freely expressed. 

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The Esther Levine Student Success Fund was established in 2021 by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. LASO recognizes Dean Esther Levine’s rich and vital 35-year career at the College, where she worked diligently to increase DEI efforts while guiding ALANA students towards successful and enriching experiences on and off the Hill. LASO would not be the organization it is today without the unwavering support from Dean Esther Levine. 

The Fund supports important experiential learning opportunities and the costs associated with these opportunities. Examples of experiential learning opportunities are: internships, summer research, study abroad, mission trips, and other relatable experiences that allow students to explore, enrich their learning, or prepare them for career-readiness. The experiences can be Holy Cross sponsored or sponsored outside the College, subject to approval by Fund administrator(s). The Fund will be available to members of the Latin American Student Organization and will be administered by the Office of Multicultural Education in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.