John Lucas was born and raised in Puebla, Mexico. At the age of 16 he relocated to Los Angeles to start his higher education and look for business opportunities. He speaks Nahuatl, an Aztec Language, Spanish and English. He is passionate and proud of his Latino roots and is a well-recognized professional in the Latino community for his empathy and for being a model of leadership. John Lucas is a knowledgeable, unique and talented businessman. He is the Founder and President of Latin Americans United For Education, created in 2011.
He studied Theology in 2003, and he is currently looking forward to getting his PhD from the Latin American Theological Seminary (LATS) at LABI College in La Puente CA. He also studied at the Business & Economic Development Center (BEDC), University of Washington.
Since 2003, he has spent hundreds of hours promoting higher education, advocating for and creating new business leaders. His mission is to inspire youths to graduate from high school and step up to the next level of education to compete in a wide range of professional fields.
John Lucas has over 13 years of professional experience in leadership, with an
emphasis on inspiring youths and adults to get an education and become new professional business leaders in North America. He is passionate to bring help and hope to a diversity of families.
Latin Americans United for Education (LAUFE) was created in September 2011. Our goal is to raise the percentage of Latino professionals in the U.S. Even though PEW Research Trends Report for 2011 shows that only 14% of Hispanic 16-to-24-year-olds dropped out, still, every year, hundreds of Latin American students do not graduate from high school.
LAUFE believes that the only way to stop students from dropping out of school is to create a group of professionals that commits to promoting higher education, advocating, and offering scholarships. LAUFE is working one-on-one to make sure that our message is clear and embraced by students.