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First-generation support for the future of your dreams.

FUTURO is an inclusive, college success professional development organization. FUTURO offers college and career readiness skills. FUTURO is the Spanish word for "future" because we actively work on helping students build their career aspirations. Our career readiness program is centered around leadership, service, and civic and community engagement.

Your FUTURO is now.

Currently located in Middle Tennessee, FUTURO, Inc. is a career-readiness leadership nonprofit organization that works to close the equity gaps in higher education. FUTURO officially incorporated in May 2015, after an incubation period under the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce in 2011. In 2022, FUTURO celebrated its ten-year anniversary.

The next steps to college and a career aren't always easy.


  • Familial commitments may compete with the time and energy needed for coursework and career development.


  • Limited financial resources demand balancing school, work, and other obligations.

Equity Gap

  • Lack of access to mentors and professional networks shrink awareness of job and career possibilities, making it difficult to get a foot in the door.

We all need a little help sometimes.

As a member of FUTURO, you gain access to the tools, resources and community built to help you navigate college, grow academically, develop professionally and succeed in whatever role you take on next.

Skills Building

  • Critical thinking

  • Goal setting

  • Effective communication

  • Collaborative teamwork

  • Problem-solving

  • Adaptability

  • Interpersonal skills

College-To-Career Transition Prep

  • Internships & job shadowing

  • Navigating the job search

  • Marketing your personal brand

  • Resume writing

  • Nailing the interview

  • Negotiating salary and benefits

  • Onboarding in a new work environment

Life After College

  • Developing emotional intelligence

  • Capitalizing on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

  • Networking

  • Continuing education

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Financial security and budgeting

  • Mentorship

Walk into your future with a degree in one hand and a job offer in the other.

Since 2012, FUTURO has helped more than 700 students earn their degrees
and improve their economic mobility through its three core pillars of success

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The FUTURO Impact

"As a leader, you are a role model to the people around you. You support your peers to support a shared goal."

Samuel Antonio Perez

“I can never say enough how much FUTURO has been a part of my story and success.”

Eric Batchelder

"FUTURO has united me with a familia and empowered me to become an exceptional leader for my community."

Sabrina Alfaro

“[FUTURO helped me] refine my interviewing skills by teaching me how to capitalize on my diversity and understand the worth of my skills.”

Estefany Quezada

“A speaker inspired me to truly look at our roots so we can be the best at what we do while being the most authentic we can be.”

Monserrat Escobar Artaga

“FUTURO helped me find my professional identity and how to present it to others.”

Francisco Carrascal-Saenz

"Familia" is everything

FUTURO believes in creating a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable workforce. We root ourselves in the Latino value of “familia.” Through our familia — alumni, community leaders, professional mentors, partners and volunteers — students gain access to the skills, support, and opportunities they need to build self-confidence and improve their economic mobility.

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