About ALPFA | Our Story

Our Story

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 47-year history we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

ALPFA currently serves

More than 95,000+ professional and student members across the country – a number we plan to grow aggressively to 100,000 within the next two years. In addition to networking and professional leadership development opportunities, our members have access to 50,000 paid summer internships through hundreds of Fortune 1000 corporate partners. We aspire to be the business partner of choice for companies seeking to hire and develop Latino talent.


Key milestones


ALPFA reached over 10,000 members and merged with the National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA) to create an organization of over 14,000 members


The organization changed its name to ALPFA, Inc.


Launched ALPFA Solutions to provide advisory services, research, and insights


New ALPFA's Purpose unveiled: Connecting Latino Leaders for Impact


In partnership With Fortune Magazine and Columbia University, held first ever 50 Most Powerful Latina in Corporate America event


Appointment of Damian Rivera as ALPFA's new CEO

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