¡Vamos! at UNC Asheville

Para leer en español cliquea aquí

¡Vamos! is a free Pre-College Outreach program for Latinx high school students in the Asheville City and Buncombe County school systems. Our mission is to provide support for Latinx youth to graduate high school and achieve their goals of higher education.

Ana Baranda 

¡Vamos! Program Coordinator

Hablo Espanol

(828) 782-0117


Find me on WhatsApp


John O’Neil, ¡Vamos! Program Assistant 



The ¡Vamos! Program aims to provide students and their families with the resources, knowledge, and skills to support them in their education. This includes, but is not limited to, weekly tutoring sessions, monthly family engagement nights, college tours, and open communication with school teachers and staff. We also provide one-on-one guidance and support to students who are struggling academically, as well as those who are going through the college application process.

This program consists of high school students in 9-12th grade at Clyde A. Erwin High School, Asheville High School/SILSA, and Buncombe County Early College. Our hope is that once accepted into the ¡Vamos! program as a freshman, these students will continue to be a part of the program throughout their high school career.

We are proud to work with many community partners whose missions, like ours, reflect a commitment to serve the unique needs of Latinx youth and their families:

Thank you to Walnut Cove!

Donna Bailey check presentation
From left: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bill Haggard; Walnut Cove member Donna Bailey; Interim Chief Advancement Officer Laura Herndon

We thank the Walnut Cove Membership Association for their recent grant to support ¡Vamos! and the Roots summer camp program as we introduce Latinx students to UNC Asheville.

UNC Asheville

Office of Admission
828.251.6481 or admissions@unca.edu

Office of Financial Aid
828.251.6535 or finaid@unca.edu