Leaders On Fast Track Institute prepares, connects and places young leaders as they transition from high school, to college and graduate school, and well into their careers. Through LOFT, students and young professionals participate in more than 30 LOFT events including leadership trainings, field-tailored symposia and workshops including STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), finance, entrepreneurship, public policy, education, entertainment, media and social innovation among other priority fields. LOFT also focuses on addressing issues such as financial literacy, healthy lifestyles, upward mobility the public and private sectors and the importance of building a network. LOFT also develops campaigns in various fields and in innovation.
In addition, through the LOFT Network, the young leaders are connected to a network of tens of thousands of other students and young professionals (aged 16-35 years old) to share experiences, guidance and knowledge.
Through LOFT Workforce, hundreds are placed into internships, mentorships, fellowships and full-time positions
About LOFT Institute
The LOFT Institute program was created by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) to systematically identify, prepare, place and retain emerging Latino professionals on a management track. The LOFT Institute program has evolved into the LOFT Institute, which leverages the assets of LOFT Institute and HHF to better bolster America’s workforce via a regional and industry-specific approach.
LOFT Institute’s mission looks to reestablish the American workforce as a global competitor by investing in the youngest and fastest growing segment of the population – the Latino community.
By 2050, over 35% of the population in the U.S. will be of Latino descent.
Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
There is no shortage of talent, and the LOFT program aims to create an environment where bright Latinos can be positioned in key industries through the LOFT Tracks:
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- Science and Healthcare
- Engineering and Math
- Public Service
- Media and Entertainment
- Innovation and Technology