LOCATION: Georgia Aquarium – Ocean’s Ballroom, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Every spring, our annual awards luncheon recognizes individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the Latino community. Recent awardees include Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and State Rep. Pedro Marin. This year, at the 26th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon, we are honoring the Honorable Andrew Young with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Public Service and Leadership; Delta Air Lines with the Exemplary Corporate Leadership Award; and Elizabeth Alemán, the mother of one of the students in our youth program who has emerged as a leader in her children’s schools, with the Community Leadership and Service Award.
The event, attended by about 400 guests that include business and civic leaders, raises funds for our programs and services. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The Coca-Cola Company has been the presenting sponsor of the Compañeros Awards Luncheon for the past few years.
LOCATION: Infinite Energy Center in Duluth
This day-long event will bring together Latinas from metro Atlanta and beyond for a one-of-a-kind experience designed to inspire and empower participants to become change agents in their own lives and their communities. This first annual conference will feature motivational speakers, workshops led by Latina trailblazers, educational resources, networking and a marketplace that will offer exhibitors and sponsors the opportunity to reach this important market.
LOCATION: Latin American Association
The Hispanic Health Expo connects a variety of metro Atlanta health care providers with Latino families who are in need of basic medical services and screenings. More than 400 participants attended the Health Fair in 2016.
LOCATION: Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324
Our annual Career Expo, now in its 34th year, helps bilingual semiprofessional and professional job seekers find jobs with some of Atlanta’s top employers. Corporations that have participated recently include State Farm, The Home Depot, Wells Fargo and Equifax, as well as the Georgia Department of Labor, Grady Memorial Hospital and Zoo Atlanta. About 400 job seekers, who are prescreened, attended last year.
LOCATION: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Every fall, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we throw one of Atlanta’s most festive and exquisite parties. Latin Fever Ball, featuring a multicourse dinner, open bar, auctions and dancing to a live Latin orchestra, is our largest fundraising event. Funds raised through ticket purchases and sponsorships support programs that promote youth academic achievement, offer affordable legal immigration assistance and serve families facing urgent needs, among others. UPS has been Latin Fever Ball’s presenting sponsor for the past few years.
LOCATION: Georgia State University
For many years, we have been inspiring Latino students to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. Our annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference is an exciting day full of high energy, inspiration, motivational speakers, practical tips for college, workshops and a College and Career Fair for Latino middle school and high school students from all across Georgia. Parents, teachers, school staff and volunteers also participate. Now in its 17th year, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference attracts nearly 1,800 students, parents, teachers and volunteers.
LOCATION: Atlanta Metropolitan State College
This one-of-a-kind event is the largest education fair for Georgia’s bilingual community, drawing more than 3,000 Latinos from metro Atlanta and beyond. The event is organized by the LAA, Welcoming Atlanta, Univision 34 Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools board member Jason Esteves. More than 100 exhibitors will be on site.