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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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