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Our Mission:


  We empower Latinx students in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the tools to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. 



HCI 2017




Our Impact


Years Serving communities 

VALHEN is getting ready to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary in 2019. From our Hispanic College Institute at Virginia Tech, to our yearly Encuentro hosted by different higher ed institutions throughout the Commonwealth, to the hundreds of volunteers that fuel our organization - we could not more proud and excited for our big 1-0!



Youth Impacted

We are 1500+ strong: our students are proud to attend Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, William & Mary, James Madison University, George Mason University, Radford University. They are Gates Millenial Scholars, entrepreneurs, business and civic leaders, and strong members of our communities.  



thousand Dollars of funds and in-kind gifts Raised - and we're just getting started

As we move into our 10 Year Anniversary, we continue to grow thanks to the generosity of our partners, supporters, and friends. Thank you!  ¡Muchas gracias!


Our Programs



hispanic college institute

July 18-21, 2019

Virginia Tech


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March 14, 2019

George Mason University





The application period for the 2019-2020 Scholarships is now closed.

The Scholarships will be awarded at Encuentro on March 14, 2019 at George Mason University.

The Hispanic College Institute

Courtesy of CBS-affiliate WDBJ7

Get Involved


Sign Up For a Program

 Encuentro 2019 Registration opens in late January.

HCI 2019 applications open in late winter.

Volunteer opportunities

Are you a professional interested in working with Latinx youth and opening doors for them?

Are you a college student looking to give back to our communities? 

Pass it forward with VALHEN!

Make a Donation

Every dollar donated to VALHEN directly impacts youth in the Commonwealth of Virginia through scholarships and specialized programming. Thank you for standing strong with VALHEN!