Long Beach Centro Community Hispanic Association announces $40,000 S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant

Long Beach Centro Community Hispanic Association announces $40,000 S. Mark Taper Foundation Grant


It is with great pleasure that Centro CHA Inc. announces receipt of a $40,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. These funds will provide general operating support for the organization to enhance free positive family and community strengthening services through case-management, workforce development, college access, summer safety alternatives and safe passages, counseling, immigration legal services and referrals to other agencies. Our goal is to reduce violence and promote safe and healthy and sustainable places for children, youth and families to live, work and thrive.

Centro CHA is thankful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation investment to support our mission and work to provide services in the neediest communities of Long Beach.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Centro CHA is honored and very proud to be one of the recipients.

Founded in 1989 the S. Mark Taper Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities in the Southern California region. The Foundation conducts one grant cycle each year giving primarily to children and youth, healthcare, social services, employment, education, and environment.


Contact: Jessica Quintana, Executive Director
Office Phone: (562) 612-4162
Cell Phone: (562) 900-2409
Fax: (562 612-4164


Latino Educational Fund eNewsletter

Latino Educational Fund eNewsletter


Heberto M. Sanchez. President/Founder of LEF and Principal Jonathan Lyons of El Rancho High School have agreed to launch a forward thinking out-of-the-box, pilot program that promises to advance high school students’ financial literacy at El Rancho High School located in Pico Rivera. It’s called the Student Loan Board Program.

“This is a unique opportunity for our students to learn about how lending works through LEF’s hands-on student loan program, said Principal Lyons. “We congratulate LEF for its forward thinking that aligns with El Rancho’s mission to prepare students to be college and career ready.”

“We’re extremely excited that Principal Lyons has taken this first step towards providing El Rancho High School with a program that seeks to advance students’ financial literacy,” said Mr. Sanchez.

How It Works

LEF will provide a three-year grant for $2,000 per year, up to a maximum of $6,000. The funds will be managed by El Rancho’s Student Loan Board for the purpose of lending money to fund student projects.  The Student Loan Board administers the loans for school programs. The loans would help supplement athletic programs, clubs, or student projects. The loans are then repaid with interest by each program’s fundraising activities. The goal is to allow students to receive firsthand experience about how the lending process works from a bank’s standpoint. The Student Loan Board would function like a bank board of directors.

LEF’S 2017 Scholarship is open for filing. Interested students must register before applying for a LEF Scholarship. Click on the scholarship Apply button on LEF’s home page and complete the questions then submit requested documents including an essay. Awardees will be announced in late May 2017.

Latino Educational Fund Scholarship Opens
Founder and President of Latino Educational Fund, Heberto M. Sanchez

LEF Founder & President appointed to California Organized Investment Network Advisory Board.

LEF announces the appointment of it’s Founder & President, Heberto M. Sanchez, to the California Organized Investment Advisory Board by California Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon.

LEF congratulates Mr. Sanchez on his appointment.

LEF Board Chairman Servando Ornelas appointed to California Structural Pest Control Board.

LEF congratulates it’s Board Chairman, Servando Ornelas for being appointed to the California Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB).

Mr. Ornelas was appointed to SPCB by Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon.

Latino Educational Fund Board Chairman, Servando Ornelas

LEF – Zero Interest Micro Loans

LEF now provides Zero Interest Micro Loans ranging from $250 to $1,000.
For more information please visit www.thelatinofund.org