SALEF’s mission is to promote the civic participation and representation of the Salvadoran and other Latino communities in the U.S., promote the economic development and democracy in El Salvador, as well as to advocate for its economic, educational, and political advancement and growth.

SALEF News & Updates

Serving Our Community

    SALEF offers many programs to help members of our community, from citizenship services to summer jobs and scholarships.

We are offering FREE Citizenship services and informative seminars to the public. Appointments are available. 

Citizenship Services


Summer Youth Employment Program


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is funded by the city. Participants learn occupational skills, employment readiness, and more.

The Dream   Scholarship Fund 


Our scholarship fund supports qualifying undergraduate, graduate, and professional students regardless of immigration status. 

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018 

"The key to my success during my educational journey was mentorship and I feel fortunate to have been able to pay it forward by serving as a SALEF mentor." 

-Erica Lizano



"After I was diagnosed with HIV, I felt like people only saw me for my diagnoses, but SALEF has given me the opportunity to see beyond that. It has given me the chance to shine as the true leader I was born to be."


Jorge-Armando Diaz

Master of Social Welfare (UCLA, 2008)

SALEF Scholarship Recipient

Contact US                           © 2014 SALEF All Rights Reserved

421 South Bixel St. Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: 213-480-1052