System for Education Empowerment and Success


Our Mission

We enrich the lives of youths and adults.

Our Vision

To help people throughout world-class educational and empowerment programs to realize their full potential.

Our Values

Responsibility: We meet our obligations and we are careful to make decisions and execute our actions.


Integrity: We behave ethically, we are honest, loyal, punctual, and consistent.


Quality: We are in a continuous effort to maintain standards of excellence.


Innovation: We are agents of change, generating new ideas and making them real. 


Teamwork: We collaborate with each other; a team member plays a part but all with a common goal. We seek collective success over the individual.

Our Story

The System for Education Empowerment and Success (SEDES) was founded in Houston, Texas, in 2008 under the name of La Raza United. In 2018 the organization was renamed to reflect a better understanding of its mission, vision, and values. It was founded due to the educational and leadership gaps among vulnerable Latino families in the United States. SEDES has developed tools to break cycles of poverty and help individuals achieve a better quality of life. 

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Our Logo

In the SEDES logo, the figure of a monarch butterfly stands out; this creature is internationally recognized for its phenomenal migration, during which, each butterfly undertakes a high flight, working as a team to ensure that the group reaches its destination further afield and unreachable it seems. In this same way, we recognize the migratory movement of individuals, from cavemen to modern men, always looking for the best place to guarantee their survival. If we work like monarch butterflies, no matter how high we want to fly or how far we want to go, we can be sure that we will succeed as a whole society. The wave-shaped line represents the ups and downs that life faces us, of which the monarch butterfly (however fragile it seems) is victorious. The blue color symbolizes freedom and progress, while the yellow color represents knowledge and joy.

We believe all individuals can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

System for Education, Empowerment, and Success.


Phone: (832) 537-8249

Address: 7037 Capitol St. Suite E221, Houston, TX, 77011

501 (c)(3) organization: 26-2955047

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and key partners

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