LOFT Charlas: Join Our Family

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s LOFT Charla series is kicking off 2017 with our New Year’s LOFT Charla! Our Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country.

So what is a LOFT Charla? A LOFT Charla is an opportunity to share what you want, however you want.  The Charlas were created to inspire and connect leaders from different backgrounds in a supportive family like environment. You can expect to make deep connections through your shared experiences at our LOFT Charlas. We ask that you come with an open mind, and ready to contribute.

In a series of back to back presentations on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness, the Charlas amplify the impact of innovators by connecting them to the global LOFT network.

Active Charla participant and Comedian Ernie G. said, “The HHF Charla was a much needed ‘Safe Space’ for our friends & colleagues to come together to authentically share their experiences, reactions, feelings and insights as a response to the Presidential election result. I’m deeply grateful to HHF for giving us this opportunity!”

Our Community Coordinator, Jose Duran, leads the LOFT Charla series, and has seen firsthand the impact the Charlas have on the speakers and participants. Duran said, “A perfect example of this is Maydi Guevara, a senior in High School at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. Maydi enlightened all of those in attendance with a presentation on a project which she and her peers have been working on that combines the art of dance with technology, they call it Digital Dance.”

The Charlas are important because as a speaker your voice is heard, and as a participant you can listen, engage, and be a part of the conversation. The Latino community continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S., and the Charlas are a great opportunity to hear about this growth all around the country.

The New Year’s LOFT Charla will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Downtown Los Angeles. To RSVP and participate as a speaker contact Jose Duran at

To learn more about our LOFT Charlas, check out this video from our Post-Election LOFT Charla in Los Angeles.