Reach the Community

Reach, participate, volunteer or educate the Hispanic population with a range of community Programs. We are dedicated to promote education and community outreach.

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Upcoming Events

The Latino Book & Family Festival

The Latino Book & Family Festival was first celebrated in 1997, and 66 Festivals have been held since then in eight markets around the USA. Festivals have been held in: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Bernardino, and San Diego. 

International Latino Book Awards

The International Latino Book Awards are held annually by Latino Literacy Now, a 501c3 non-profit, in conjunction with Las Comadres para las Americas, and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (an affiliate of the American Library Association).

Latino Reads

Find books written in Spanish, English, Portuguese and Bilingual. Latino reads promotes books in different languages. Learn more about other cultures or practice your favorite second or third language.

Empowering Students Scholarships

Find the perfect scholarship. Empowering Students offers a list of scholarships for students and scholarships to the hispanic community.

Education Begins in the Home

Education Begins in the Home (EBH),a North County San Diego nonprofit dedicated to helping improve the literacy level of children by providing them with FREE books. We’ve now given over 100,00 FREE books in over 350 events!

Latino 247 Media Group

Formerly Latino Print Network, works with 900+ media outlets serving 57% of Latino households in the USA. Services include news services, research, and media buys for the newspapers, magazines, podcasts, and websites that we work with. Reach the Hispanic community with one phone call.

Hispanic Marketing 101

Hispanic Marketing 101 is an eNewsletter with a weekly circulation of 13,400. The three key categories of readers are Hispanic media professionals (3,800, including editors from 625+ Latino newspapers and local magazines from across the USA. Many of these publications use our news service articles in their publications and on their websites.

International Society of Latino Authors (ISLA)

ISLA is a way to better help those authors, publishers, service providers, among others that have participated and continue to participate with Latino Literacy Now. Membership in the society is open to qualifying authors, publishers and service providers.

Latino Books into Movies Awards

Since 2010, we’ve done the Latino Books into Movies Awards that has honored 89 books as appropriate for being made into a TV show or movie in 16 different categories. The are judged by directors, producers, screenwriters, and other entertainment professionals.


Listen to our podcasts including interviews with authors and Microfono latino, a video series of interviews, music, artists and more.


Newsletters about the Hispanic community, research, insights, events, and trends.

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Our team deeply appreciates your support of our efforts toward community building. Every partner is key to keep every program alive. Not a single organization alone can resolve the issues affecting those in need. But with the help of partnerships, an organization can make a difference.

Our Premier Partners

The (AARP) American Association of Retired Persons has the mission to enhance the quality of life for all as people age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through advocacy, service and information. The principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power guide our efforts.

Las Comadres is a nationally known Latina organization empowering women to be actively engaged in the growing Latino/Hispanic communities through online and face to face networks. Connecting and Empowering Latinas everywhere through community building/networking, culture, learning, and technology.

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)'s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. Its vision is a world where every independent publisher has the access, knowledge, and tools needed to professionally engage in all aspects of an inclusive publishing industry.

Los Angeles City College empowers students from its diverse communities to achieve their educational and career goals by providing pathways to to support their completion of associate degrees, certificates, transfer requirements, career and technical education, and foundational skills programs.

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. They are a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and popular children’s media.

Great Minds in STEM's mission is to inspire and motivate underserved students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Engaging families, educators, communities and employers to assist underserved students pursuing STEM careers as well as support and recognize achievements of Hispanic STEM talent.

MiraCosta College’s mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. Fostering the academic and holistic success of its diverse learners within a caring and equitable environment to strengthen the educational, economic, cultural, and social wellbeing of its communities.

Los Angeles Community College District fosters student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of two or four-year degrees, certificates, transfer, or career preparation.

CSU San Bernardino John M. Pfau Library provides access to a breadth of knowledge, information services, and venues to enrich scholarship and people's lives, while supporting life-long information literacy, critical thinking, and societal engagement.

Libros Publishing publishes Cecilia Velástegui books which include Adult books such as Parisan Promises and Lucia Zárate, children's bilingual books such as Olinguito, and spanish titles such as Vestigos de dicha.

The mission of (MAAC) Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee is maximizing self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in their communities.

Route 78 Rotary serves the North San Diego County community and surrounding areas. Their mission is to fulfill needs across the 78 corridor. The Mariachi Festival helps raise funds to continue supporting organizations and projects.

San Diego Gas & Electric is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

San Diego County LibraryWith 33 branches, two bookmobiles, five kiosks, countless special events, and a team of enthusiastic and creative staff, SDCL offers San Diego County residents a physical and virtual hub of education, entertainment, and culture.


Donate to support ELF programs!

As a nonprofit, ELF programs are funded through partnerships, events and donations. We seek your support to continue our efforts. You can also be part of our volunteer committees to bring in your ideas!

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Our Media Partners

In 2020, 41 PARTNERS made a difference in their communities. Thanks to their support to the programs of Empowering Latino Futures, approximately 7,700 families, students and authors were served. All partners allowed us to reach over 150,000 people virtually!
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