The Latin American Association (LAA) presents its 26th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon, an annual fundraiser where the LAA recognizes community leaders and shares inspirational stories that bring to life its work in the Latino community.


The Honorable Andrew Young will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Public Service and Leadership. Other awardees are: Elizabeth Alemán, the mother of a student participating in the LAA’s youth program who has emerged as a leader in her children’s schools (Community Leadership and Service Award) and Delta Air Lines (Exemplary Corporate Leadership Award).

Samuel Betances, Ed.D., one of the country’s leading motivational speakers, will be the keynote speaker.

Carlos Calderón, of Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca,” will serve as master of ceremonies.


Thursday, April 16, 2015. Reception starts at 11 a.m.; luncheon starts at 12 p.m.


Georgia Aquarium (Oceans Ballroom), 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313.


Event is open for media coverage.

If you are interested in covering this event, please contact in advance Aixa Pascual at or 404.234.4143. 

For tickets, contact Evelyn Reyes at or 404.471.1892.

Visit Compañeros Awards Luncheon Event Page