About LULF

La Unidad Latina Foundation was established on September 18, 1999 by alumni of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. with the purpose to serve as an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing Latino educational achievement.

La Unidad Latina Foundation first launched a national scholarship program for Latino students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate institutions across the United States, and then evolved to include Y Tu También as its signature college access program for high school students in New York City.

As an organization we financially support dozens of students nationwide through our annual scholarship program and help hundreds of high school students in New York City achieve admission to elite colleges and universities across the country.



La Unidad Latina Foundation is a community of socially conscious college graduates dedicated to the advancement of the Latino community nationwide. We achieve this by propelling high school students through to college graduation and beyond. We believe ensuring their future success in high school and college will ensure the success of the greater Latino community.



Board of Directors

  • Mark Bones
  • Elkin Cabas, Dir. of Community Relations
  • Julio Casado, Treasurer
  • Jorge Escobedo
  • Aemilia Phillips, Dir. of Social Media
  • Giulianna Ruiz, Secretary
  • David Sanchez, Vice-Chair
  • Angel Vasquez, Chair

Executive Director

Juan Carlos Salinas

Our Programs

Contact Us


La Unidad Latina Foundation
25 Broadway 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004