Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)
The Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF) is proud to dedicate its efforts and services to the Salvadoran, Central American and Latino communities in the United States.
SALEF has established various programs designed to provide support for our youth and future leaders. Through our “Fulfilling Our Dreams” Scholarship Program, we provide financial assistance to students seeking educational advancement and provide support, guidance and a positive role model to our youth through our “Mi Futuro” Mentorship Program.
We are also proud to have a Civic Leadership Project (CLP) which identifies, trains and provides leadership opportunities to the future representatives of our community, and SALEF’s Annual Educational and Cultural Youth Conference which emphasizes the importance of education and seeks to prepare and assist students in becoming academically competitive for admission into top colleges and universities.
We have worked to develop a variety of community activities and programs, such as schools and community revitalization and empowerment projects, where people around the community were organized and mobilized. SALEF has successfully conducted projects at Placentia Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School, Virgil Middle School, Belmont and Polytechnic High Schools in which hundreds of volunteers, teachers, students, parents, local businesses as well as city agencies, L.A. City Council and L.A.U.S.D. board members, have participated.
Throughout the year SALEF has been able to work with different schools, churches, and community organizations, helping to maintain an ongoing voter registration drive and successfully assisting in promoting the passage of legislation such as CASA (The Central American Security Act) HR4037, as well as the California Dream Act (SB 160).
Together we will continue to create and develop new and successful programs and projects for youth and their families.
Be sure to visit us often - for the latest updates on our community, to learn about us, our programs, find scholarship opportunities, acquire resources, get involved, and to more fully enjoy the benefits of what our organization has to offer.