Ford Driving Dreams Program Coordinator Portal

Ford Driving Dreams has been positively affecting the lives of young Latinos since 2010. This innovative program awards grants to LULAC Councils to implement creative programs that will help engage students to stay in school and graduate on time and continue to higher education.

Ford Driving Dreams has impacted more than 2,260 students since its launch in 2010. To date, 74 grant recipients have worked to keep students on the road to graduation.

2018-2020 Cohort

2019-2021 Cohort

Below you will find the deadlines for quarterly reports, survey, and other relevant materials for your site. Please submit all items by 5:00 p.m. MST using your site's Google Drive folder.

Student Items

Parent Commitment Contract
Supplemental item.
Each site can choose to distribute and collect Parent Commitment Contracts signed by parents or guardians.

Media Release Form for Minors
Must be submitted by October 15th.
Each student must submit a form for media release purposes signed by a parent or guardian.

Spanish Version

High School Transcript Request Form
Must be submitted by October 15th / June 20th.
Each student must complete the form and submit it to their high school's guidance office.

Entry Survey, FDD 2018-2020
Entry Survey, FDD 2019-2021
Must be completed by October 15th.
Each student participating in the program must complete an entry survey.

End of Year Student Survey, FDD 2018-2020
End of Year Student Survey, FDD 2019-2021
Must be completed by June 20th.
Each student who participated in the program must complete an end-of-year survey.

Student Spotlight
Must be completed by June 20th.
If you are selected for your site's Student Spotlight by your Program Coordinator please complete this questionnaire.

If you have any questions please email Melissa Cossio.

Coordinator Items

Media Release Form for Adults
Must be submitted by October 15th.

Spanish Version

Quarterly Reports
All completed reports are due by 5:00 p.m. MST on the due dates shown in the table above. Please submit all reports using your site's Google Drive folder. You can find examples for each report below.

Updated Timelines
Program Coordinator shall submit an updated timeline if there are changes to the proposed programmatic activities.

Activities Report
Program Coordinators will submit the activities log Google Sheet provided by LULAC Institute with dates and attendance records of program participation for tutoring, meetings, mentoring, group sessions, extracurricular activities, and events held each month.

Financial Report
Program Coordinators will be required to submit a budget at the end of each quarter to ensure funding is being adequately spent. All receipts from money spent are to be submitted to LULAC Institute along with the detailed budget narrative.

Attendance Report
Program Coordinators will submit attendance sheets from all meetings, tutoring sessions, events, etc. held each month.

Marketing Report
Program Coordinators will submit seven (7) photos every quarter of activities that were done by students and publish a minimum of five (5) social media posts using the appropriate handles and hashtags listed below.

Check-In Calls
LULAC will call you every quarter to get an update on your program. Calls will take place August 2nd, 2019; October 17th, 2019; January 17th, 2020; April 17th, 2020; June 28th, 2020.

The following questions will guide the quarterly check-in calls:
- What are the strongest components of your program?
- Describe the most successful achievements this quarter.
- Please describe any challenges encountered and what actions did you take to address those challenges?
- What are some lessons learned?
- How have the students been impacted by the Ford Driving Dreams Program thus far?

End of Year Coordinator Survey, FDD 2018-2020
End of Year Coordinator Survey, FDD 2019-2021
Surveys are due June 28th.
The survey was designed to gather the coordinators input in order to evaluate the program’s success.

Printable Reporting Items Checklist

2019 Coordinator Orientation Presentation

2019 Program Coordinator Handbook

LULAC and Ford Motor Company Fund want you to let everyone know how your program is positively impacting the lives of participating students. Program Coordinators are required to document the success of their programs through pictures, videos, testimonials , and social media posts. Promoting the program through different means increased visibility among the community and ensures a higher participation rate by students as well as community members. Showcasing the highlights of the program will also ease the process of securing future funding from community organizations. For both printed and digital materials, please always mention that through the support of Ford Motor Company Fund, the Ford Driving Dreams Grants program offers a unique opportunity for young Latinos to continue and complete their studies.

LULAC will provide each program site with a LULAC/Ford Driving Dreams banner as marketing material to enhance marketing done by sites. In certain instances, LULAC National will provide other supplemental marketing materials to be used by sites.


High quality pictures are a great and easy way to showcase the success of each program. When pictures are taken, please post them on social media and submit them by email to Great moments to take pictures include: tutoring sessions, mentoring sessions, field trips, special events, graduation celebrations, pictures with program branding, students interacting, student milestones

Student Testimonials

Share the human story of the program with testimonials. Program Coordinators should share at least 2 student testimonials or highlights each quarter.

Social Media

The creation of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts, events, groups, etc. by each program site is encouraged. These social media tools facilitate the outreach and promotions strategy of each program.

Postings about the Ford Driving Dreams program should go on the LULAC Council’s official pages. By doing this, the local LULAC Council will increase traffic on their pages as well as showcase association with a great American brand and company investing in their community. We ask that you publish a minimum of five (5) social media posts per quarter.

When using the social media assets to post pictures or updates of the program, please use the following handles and hashtags:

When posting on social media, the Program Coordinator should always tag:


Ford Driving Dreams

Ford Fund

Media Tool Kit

Ford Driving Dreams Logo


If you are having any trouble accessing or need any of the logos in a different format please email Melissa Cossio.

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