Local leaders discuss issues on a range of topics
Los Angeles, CA – January 4, 2014 – The Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Institute hosted its New Years LOFT Retreat for a culturally diverse group of over 50 local leaders. Attendees included representatives from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti’s office and other commissioners. El Sereno Branch Public Library hosted and co-sponsored the event.
The retreat included presentations by almost 40 speakers from various industries, including technology, business, politics, entertainment, education, and non-profit. Discussion topics were varied and included the role of Latinos in politics, professional issues facing trans-women, advice on raising children who excel in science, and a Peace Corps volunteer’s experiences in Kiribati, among other topics.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Established in 1987 by the White House, The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) serves to inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities as well as promote cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of Latinos. HHF is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and all support is tax deductible. For more information on the programs and work of HHF, follow on Twitter @HHFoundation or visit hispanicheritage.org.
About Latinos On Fast Track
LOFT is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in STEM fields, finance and entrepreneurship, education, innovation, and other fields. Join the tens of thousands of Latino students and young professionals (aged 18-30) at LOFT Network at loftnetwork.org and follow LOFT on Twitter @LOFTInstitute.