2018 LEF Scholarship Opens

2018 LEF Scholarship is open. Please visit LEF Scholarship for more information 

LEF - DACA Student Scholarship

LEF joins the New American Economy  in calling for the passage of DACA and immigration reform. In this call to action, LEF offers a scholarship for DACA students. Please visit LEF Scholarship page for more information. 

LEF supports the Arts

The LEF continues to support the arts by donating to the CSUN  Valley Performing Arts Center.

2017 LEF backpack giveaway

LEF partnered with the City of Pomona to offer free backpacks & school supplies to children from the City of Pomona.

LEF Financial Literacy

LEF’s financial literacy courses provide Latinos with the knowledge they need to make informed decision about their futures and the futures of their families related to banking, credit, bankruptcy and mortgage lending. 

LEF Zero Interest Loans

LEF offers Zero Interest Low Cost Micro Loans. 

Latino Educational Fund


To provide people with the resources necessary to obtain an advance education, financial knowledge, access to capital and revitalized neighborhoods to strive for a better life.


LEF seeks to improve the well-being of individuals within the communities we serve through education, access to capital, community development, and entrepreneurship.   

2018 LEF Scholarship Winner

The 2018 LEF Scholarship winner is Patricia Torres. Ms. Torres is a graduate of Holy Family High School College Preparatory. Though she graduated from this institution in Glendale, she has always been a proud resident of East Los Angeles and an enthusiastic volunteer with the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as a way to give back to a community that has given her so many opportunities. She plans to attend UC Davis in the Fall and study animal sciences due to her passion for becoming a veterinarian.  LEF wishes her all the best with her future.

2017 LEF Scholarship Winner

The 2017 LEF Scholarship winner was  Cristina Alarcon. Ms. Alarcon is a first generation Latina student who grew up in Northeast Los Angeles in the community of Highland Park.  After high school she took a year to reflect on what she really wanted to do.  She eventually came to realize that pursuing a bachelor’s degree was something she desired. She enrolled at a local community college called East Los Angeles College (ELAC). Throughout the three years she attended ELAC, she met a lot of professors that shaped her academic career. She now attends California State University, Northridge and plans to get her Masters. LEF wishes her all the best with her future.

2016 LEF Scholarship Winner

 The 2016 LEF Scholarship winner was Carol Figueroa, a senior at California State University Northridge. Ms. Figueroa is double majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies. She is actively involved in her community through numerous community service projects organized through her sorority, Sigma Alpha Zeta. Her academic accomplishments include being honored as the Sigma Alpha Zeta 2015-16 Academic Award recipient and being listed on the Deans Honor Roll. She aspires to be a high school counselor. She hopes to inspire high school students from low economic backgrounds to pursue higher education despite any academic setbacks, in the same manner that she was once inspired. LEF wishes her all the best in her future. 


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