El Futuro High School Program


El Futuro is a career development project for high school students meant to help them achieve better college entrance and completion rates by improving their prospects for fulfilling careers.

Through the program students will gain a better understanding of their options for life after high school, including both higher education and entry into the workforce. Students will improve their interviewing and networking skills, build professional employment networks, and learn how to effectively approach potential employers and universities.

To provide students with career exposure, HACE engages local corporate partners to provide presentations, skill-building sessions, site visits, job shadowing, coaching and internship opportunities for students.

2018 Timeline:

El Futuro’s College and Career Preparation Modules - October to April 

• Setting Yourself Apart: Personal Branding

• Majors and Career Pathways

• Doing Your Research: Best-Fit Colleges and Work Settings

• Building Your Support Network

• Applying to College

• Applying for Work and Internships

• Interviewing Skills and Showcasing Your Work

• Work relationships and Managing Conflict

• Personal Finance: Financial Aid, Budgeting, and Credit

• Job Shadows and Informational Interviews

Job Shadow Month - May

Students are invited to visit various companies and attend workshops to learn more about the real work environment, financial aid, the application process and scholarships.


Annual El Futuro STEM Career Conference - June 1st

For the second year, HACE will host a half-day conference focused on STEM related fields at Google's headquarters in Chicago.   Over 400 students from our partner schools gather to learn about careers in Technology and Science, get inspired by motivational speakers, do hands on interactive activities in specialty areas like Coding, CyberSecurity Hacking, Network Management, and meet with over 10 companies to discuss internships and careers.

The 2017 conference was sponsored by:

El Futuro is currently hosted at the following schools




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Contact Us

For more information, please contact: elfuturo@haceonline.org