Did You Know?
UCLA is in the process of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution by 2025.
Latino, Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, is one of UCLA's original forefathers (1919).
UCLA Latino Alumni Association was founded in 1989.
We have more than 42,000 members world wide.
We have awarded more than $1.5 million dollars and 800+ scholarships.
Our mentorship program is know as the OrgullOSO mentorship program 🐻.
The Latin American Institute at UCLA has been around since 1959
In 2019, Fowler Museum held an exhibit showcasing Guatemalan Masks.
The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA was founded in 1969.
El Grupo Folklórico de UCLA was founded in 1966. You can follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
DACA Support: Read a letter from the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Open UCLA is a centennial initiative to expand UCLA's commitment to providing open access and knowledge. Their goal is to remove barriers to research and scholarships.
eScholarship: UCLA-wide access to scholarly publishing and repository services.
Film & Television Archives: Historical footage and vintage TV programs.
Library Digital Collections: Unique digital materials such as photographs and articles from the Los Angeles Daily News.
Latino Bruin Spotlights
Spotlight: UCLA 2021-2022 ULAA Scholars
Posted by Nicki Beltranena · June 01, 2021 5:12 PM · 1 reaction
Spotlight: Lena Hines '99, JD '02
Posted by Nicki Beltranena · June 01, 2021 5:10 PM · 1 reaction
Spotlight: UCLA 2021 Latinx Graduates!!
Posted by Nicki Beltranena · June 01, 2021 4:44 PM · 1 reaction
Dear Class of 2020,
Congratulations to all the hard working, first generation, undocumented, non-traditional, Latino and Afro-Latino graduates of 2020 AND YOUR FAMILIES!
The Latino Alumni Association is proud to welcome all of you to a nationwide community of more than 40,000 members.
We look forward to supporting and engaging with you through career resources, volunteer opportunities, social events and SO MUCH more!
Congratulations and Go Bruins!
Staying Connected Through COVID-19
A list of events during the months of March 15 - May 15, while Safer at Home orders are in place in Los Angeles.
- 03/22 March Board Meeting
- 04/01 Weird Hat Wednesday Happy Hour
- 04/03 #BruinFridays
- 04/08 Live Cooking Demo with Alicia Maher
- 04/14 April Board Meeting
- 04/17 IG Live with Marvin Lemus and Karina Martinez
- 04/18 UCLA Latinx Admit Weekend
- 04/22 IG Live with UCLA Latino Alumni Association Board Members
Spotlight: Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF
In January 2020, Sammy Saab a Latino Bruin from Downey, CA was named Chief of Transplant Hepatology at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
Want to Help?
Ways to Get Involved with UCLA Latino Alumni Association.
Join a committee: Send us an email [email protected] to express your interest in joining a committee. Committees meet virtually. Time commitment varies from 1 hour to 5 hours per month depending on how involved you want to be.
Attend an Event.
Get the latest information directly from us. In turn, we can match your involvement to your interest level.
Download / Subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
Apply to be an Orgulloso Mentor.
This program matches alumni with ULAA scholarship recipients and other Latinx students to provide mentorship in professional development and personal growth. Mentors commit for one academic year, attend virtual events, and connect with students one-on-one at least twice every quarter. All professional disciplines are welcome. Contact us for this year's dates. Nicki Beltranena - [email protected]
Interview a Latino Bruin.
Empower current students to interview with confidence in only a few hours. Practice Interviews take place in November 2020. Please email [email protected] to get involved.
Lend your Skillset.
Are you an event planner? Fundraiser? Join the planning committee for the next Fiesta de Inspiración. Do you have experience with social media strategy or design? SEO specialist? HTML? Contact Community Relations ([email protected]) and volunteer. There are opportunities year-round.
Share our Network with your Network and follow us on social media.
We hear about a lot of people who want to support the Latino community but don't know how to start. Share our website, forward our newsletter, like our social media posts. All of these things help expand our network and discover better ways to serve our community.
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Make a Donation
Scholarship Endowment 🐻 Current Use Scholarship fund.
Join a Committee.
Scholarships, Membership, Community Relations, Finance, and University Relations. Information about committees is found here. Meetings are announced in our newsletter. You can also contact Community Relations Chair, Nicki Beltranena - [email protected]
Join UCLAOne, UCLA’s platform to connect with other Bruins.
You can join our UCLA Latino Alumni Group here: https://uclaone.com/groups/36/feed
To indicate you’d like to mentor or network, please click on your profile picture -> Edit Profile -> Click boxes that apply under “Offer/Seek Help” section.
Raise Money for Our Endowment
Do you know a business or organization that would like to support the Latino Community? Let us know by emailing: [email protected]
Donate Swag to UCLA Latino Alumni Association.
This can be school supplies for first-year students, gift cards, a new printer, laundry detergent, just about anything. Contact us, and we will arrange to meet for pick-up or meet for delivery.