Latinos are the fastest growing minority groups but unfortunately, Latinos have the lowest high school and college completion rates of any racial or ethnic group. LEF's goal is to increase the number of Latinos entering and completing college degrees. LEF provides scholarships and resources to Latino students to assist in their academic success through graduation and into the workforce. By actively assisting students and young adults in identifying career paths, we assist them in furthering their education.

Financial Literacy is important, to provide Latino students with the knowledge they will need to make informed decisions about their future and the future of their families. Latino children are often involved in financial decisions, especially among Latino immigrants; therefore it is important to educate them on the core basis of the American financial institutions. LEF strives to hold financial literacy classes to educate students on banking, credit, bankruptcy and mortgage lending. An educated and informed population makes a strong and innovated workforce.

Microloan Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a least 18 years old, have a steady income and demonstrate a need for the loan. 
  • Applicants must have a legal U.S. residency status, such as citizenship, green card, work permit or white card (No VISAs)
  • Applicants must be permanent residents of Los Angeles or Orange Counties.

To apply for LEF's Zero Interest Low Cost Microloans please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The core principle of LEF's career development resources is to assist young Latinos to achieve academic and employment success as they transition into adulthood, careers or future education. LEF staff facilitate workshops for students and young adults on how to write a resume, complete college applications, financial aid, and skills assessments etc. LEF’s Career Clubs (Job clubs) are intended to be career development resources for students and young adults. LEF's career clubs provide participants with the following: resume

The global oil and gas (O&G) industry is composed of a number of different companies and organizations that contribute to supplying refined products and natural gas – ranging from fully-integrated companies, to independent O&G producers, refiners and marketers, to operating companies that only perform core functions along the chain, such as exploration and refining.1 Typical fully-integrated companies include ExxonMobil Corp., BP, ChevronTexaco, and Royal Dutch/Shell – which also happen to be the leading global O&G producers.

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