FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United Latinx Fund (ULF) and L.A. Taco Partner to Uplift the Community and the Next Generation of Professionals
L.A. Taco and ULF announce a year-round plan to uplift the voices of the people in marginalized communities of color.
Los Angeles – The United Latinx Fund (ULF) and local Los Angeles publication, L.A. Taco has aligned their vested interests in engaging and uplifting local communities throughout greater Los Angeles in a partnership that will provide hands on experience and professional development to the next generation of social impact professionals.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest, ULF took immediate action and partnered with the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles (LCLA) to address some of the most pressing issues facing Latinx communities throughout greater Los Angeles. And given the increased coverage of local community responses and demonstrations, ULF pressed forward and reached out to the James Beard Foundation winning publication, L.A. Taco, to pitch an innovative and timely alliance forged by their shared passion for food, culture, community and of course, tacos! The partnership builds upon their collective, irrefutable and vested interest and love for greater Los Angeles, its people, culture, and the desire to give voice to its marginalized communities of color.
L.A. Taco was a featured panelist on the October 22nd Fireside CharLA that illuminated how the next generation has already benefited from the professional development investments made by each organization. Memo Torres, Director of Partnerships at L.A. Taco and Richard Xavier Corral, ULF’s Interim Executive Director, conversed with young Millennial and Generation Z professionals that are already leading and affecting change within their respective communities. As an L.A. publication, L.A. Taco will continue to serve as a leading online publication offering contemporary content and coverage of L.A. communities with the insight and partnership of the United Latinx Fund.
Watch the Fireside CharLA featuring L.A. Taco by visiting this link.
About ULF: Over the past 30 years, ULF has become a prominent philanthropic organization in the Los Angeles area and is one among a few Latinx-specific funds throughout the United States. As a fund distribution agency, ULF coordinates fundraising campaigns through workplace giving programs in partnership with Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Metro. Through the generosity of employee donations, ULF's community grants program has invested close to one million dollars in more than 600 community based nonprofits and provides in-kind technical assistance to grantees.
About L.A. Taco: L.A. TACO is a platform for the city of Los Angeles. We are a source of news and information covering food, culture, and community in the metropolitan area. We are independently owned and operated, by L.A. and for L.A. In our mission, we aim to bring raw and street-level journalism from all corners of L.A. county to our loyal readers, supporters, and members, and partners who share our passion for Los Angeles.