Who We Are

Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) is a model organization for the positive development of youth, with a primary focus on Academic Success.  We are breaking the cycle of poverty by preparing students who participate in our After School programs, from underserved situations, to be the first to go to College.  Since 1996, Barrio Logan College Institute has developed a model that has proven effective, now boasting a 100% High School Graduation rate, and even more impressive, is our 100% College enrollment rate.

The Need for BLCI

Parents of all backgrounds want a better future for their children. Low educational attainment is associated with poverty, crime, low civic engagement and poor health outcomes. Our After School programs have proven effective in supporting youth in achieving their goals of attending College. 

The Challenge

Most of the youth we serve, come from underserved circumstances, and are generally the first in their family with an opportunity to go to College. Over 90% of the students that participate in our after-school programs come from family with low educational attainment and high poverty rates.  

Low levels of education are associated with crime, low civic engagement and poor health outcomes.  For these families, education is the answer, yet higher education is often not attainable due to lack of resources in schools and other challenges the families we serve, face. 

Realities of our Barrio Logan location:

38% = Adults age 25 and older in the Barrio Logan community with a high school diploma. 

3% = Adults age 25 and older in the Barrio Logan community with a bachelor’s degree.

$25,000 =  The average annual household income for a family of four in Barrio Logan.

393 to 1 = The average student to counselor ratio at local high schools. Most guidance counselors are overwhelmed with administrative and disciplinary responsibilities and are not properly trained in college admissions.

Enrolled in College
Graduate High School
Annual Students
College Retention

Our Impact

Our programs begin in the 3rd grade, and we guide our youth through the rest of their academic path, and through College. Our after school programs start at 3:30 pm and end at 8:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  We offer tutoring, connect our participants to enrichment camps and offer a variety of workshops that offer a view into the many possibilities for them. 

Barrio Logan College Institute offers our youth, hope and opportunity for positive life outcomes. 

54% = BLCI participants in middle and high school maintain a 3.5 Grade Point Average or above. 

100% = BLCI participants enroll in college.

>88% = BLCI participants who have gone through the College Success Program and remain in college working towards a degree.

1 to 1 = Tutor to participant ratio. Our specialized tutors work individually with participants to improve their academic performance. Tutors also serve as mentors for youth who need the most help.

Our Core Values

Barrio Logan College Institute values our relationships with the students we serve, staff, parents and our communities.  It is important to us, that everyone associated with BLCI, has the best opportunities in life. We cannot do what we do, alone!

Family First

We truly care about the students we and their families as we provide a safe environment with a culture of trust and respect. We expect that everyone within the BLCI family will be dedicated to our mission of providing our families with the necessary tools to ensure their success. Success for one is success for all.


We strive to create and maintain the highest quality services for our families, supporters, and partners. We challenge our youth to transform their lives and be the best they can be.


We treat each person with dignity regardless of difference of opinions or backgrounds, and we guide our participants to do the same. We work with partners and supporters who respect the families we serve.


We believe all students have the right to go to College. Education provides individuals with the knowledge, opportunities, and skills to become full and active participants in society. We guide, inspire, and empower the students we serve and their families to become agents of change and advocates for others.


We focus on possibilities, not limitations. Our After School programs are designed to encourage our participants to create their own future.

Want to get involved?


Want to make a difference in a child’s life? Become a tutor, mentor or speaker for our youth, families and staff. Making a difference is easier than you think!

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No donation is too small or too big.  All donations go directly to supporting students get through to College. Your generosity ensures our success!