Our mission

To offer all members of the Latino community educational, cultural and leadership tools needed for full integration in the local community. To manifest the unique characteristics and contributions of Latino culture to the community-at-large, through a process of cultural exchange.


Our goal

Offer educational opportunities to the Latino community, especially English classes, as a means of integrating the emergent Hispanic population into local culture, thus empowering individuals to participate fully and productively in our community. In addition, as with all past waves of immigrants, the Hispanic community brings with it rich traditions and values that enrich and enhance Evansville’s existing culture and EDUCA strives to serve as an avenue for cultural interchange.


Our vision

Help the Latino community live, grow, and participate, without language barriers or intercultural misunderstandings, in the local community, drawing a clear path of growth and development through educational and cultural exchange.

EDUCA is a not for profit corporation in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. EDUCA is dedicated to empowering individuals through education. It operates in southwest Indiana and northwest Kentucky and primarily serves the emerging Latino population.

Board of Directors

Founder and President - Arcea Zapata de Aston, Ph.D
Arcea Zapata de Aston, Ph.D
Founder & President
Vice-President - Dr. Mujtaba F. Tapal, MD
Dr. Mujtaba F. Tapal, MD
Treasurer - Cathleen Eli
Cathleen Eli
Secretary - Claudia Tascón-Peña
Claudia Tascón-Peña
Webmaster - Alexander Aston Zapata
Alexander Aston Zapata