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RDF helps UnidosUS affiliates and Latino organizations finance charter and private schools.

We support schools and their leadership teams who demonstrate a clear educational vision, a culture of high expectations & values, and academic excellence.  As a matter of practice, we work closely with school leaders to ensure success is attainable for all students served.

RDF, through its investment activities, encourages and empowers students to meet higher standards of learning and achievement enabling them to reach their full potential.

Together we improve the collective future of those we serve.

Case of study

Brilla College Preparatory Charter School

Bronx, NY

Brilla is located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts. Brilla served 440 students during the 2016-17 school year. 73% of students were Latino, 2% were African-American, and 87% qualified for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program.

"Brilla's innovative approach to classroom education, paired with its foundation in Catholic school values, is helping to eliminate the achievement gap between Brilla students and their more affluent peers."


Urban Catholic schools serving more than 3250 students
98 %
of whom are minorities and over two-thirds of whom qualify for the federal meals program

Seton Education Partners was founded in 2009 to revive opportunities for disadvantaged children in America, ensuring that they receive a high-quality education that builds knowledge, character, and faith in the Catholic tradition. In efforts to expand their Charter School Initiative, in July 2017 Seton officially became the management organization for the Brilla Schools Network, now three schools strong. How does student academic proficiency

How does student academic proficiency
on state test compare?

Brilla continues to outperform New York State, New York City, and the local Community School District on the state ELA and math proficiency tests.

English Language Arts % Proficient

Math % Proficient