In 2017 Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charlas reached 400 leaders in 5 cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Baltimore and New York City, with the support of our hosts including Adobe, Google, John Hopkins University, Raben Group and Indie Desk!
“Our LOFT Charlas proved to be essential to our Latinx communities, folks are exposed to all the great work our Latinx community is doing in their classroom, community, nonprofit and business sectors,” said Jose Duran, Community Coordinator at HHF.
The LOFT Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country. A LOFT Charla is an opportunity to share personal stories and ideas, any way you’d like. The Charlas were created to inspire and connect leaders from different backgrounds in a supportive family like environment. Through a series of back to back presentations on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness, the Charlas amplified the impact of innovators by connecting them to the global LOFT Network. Our participants made meaningful relationships through LOFT Charlas in 2017.
Leaders that supported our LOFT Charlas this year included Senior Manager, Global Procure to Pay at Adobe, Antonio Humphreys, Senior Director for Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN, Hugo Balta, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, College of William and Mary, Dania Matos and many more. Each Charla (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Baltimore , New York City) brought its own unique energy. Speakers had the chance to tell their stories and attendees engaged in meaningful conversation through the interactive, reflective, Native-American, Kiva discussion method.
The Latino community continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. and the Charlas are the opportunity to hear about the change and growth around the country. Mundo Hispanico covered our LOFT Charla: Confronting Race en Comunidad in Washington, DC, watch and learn more here!