"SVL has been a guiding post and a force of inspiration to so many of us, thank you for the leadership throughout the years."
— Guillermo Diaz Jr. – Chief Information Officer @ Cisco
Silicon Valley Latino’s network has empowered my business, Thank you!
I’m Grateful to be part of the “Inspire Higher Tour” and inspired by their Fireside Chats featuring powerful Latino leaders. It’s organizations like Silicon Valley Latino that help Latinos reach their goals. It's definitely taken my business and network to the next level. Events like their “Annual College Declaration Day” is confirmation that Silicon Valley Latino has created a foundation for Latinos to thrive.
— Nancy Rosales - Entrepreneur
In 2012, when I moved from Princeton, New Jersey to San Jose, I was fortunate to meet a group of valuable people who helped me connect with other Latino Professionals in the bay area. I had the pleasure of observing Silicon Valley Latino’s work almost since its inception in 2011, and since then I’ve been supportive of their initiatives and active beneficiary of their high quality gatherings. Their work as a media outlet featuring positive stories about our community is unparalleled. Their community empowerment initiatives focused on inspiring our youth and creating a college-going culture through the “Inspire Higher” and “College Declaration Day” programs are exceptional. Recently, in partnership with SVL, SJCC launched the “Latino Leaders Fireside Chat Series” and the “#CreoEnTi campaign.”
I am proud of our joint work in the areas which help us deliver social change and transformation through education. I look forward to continued collaborations between SVL and San Jose City College.
SVL, I believe in you. #CreoEnTi
— Jorge Escobar - President @ San Jose City College
Silicon Valley Latino has been an invaluable partner as our organization continues to broaden our reach and deepen our impact in the community. From branding to marketing to video production, SVL has been a great resource for developing high-end creative and cost-effective ways to tell our story and promote our services. As a nonprofit working toward eliminating the health disparities Latinos face, it is important to us that we work with organizations that share our values and that care about the clients we serve. SVL not only shares our commitment to making our community a healthier place in which to live but they also demonstrate this care through their own excellent programming and events. We most recently partnered with SVL on our successful National Latino Cancer Summit and we look forward to working with SVL on future events.
— Darcie Green - Executive Director @ Latinas Contra Cancer
SVL has made a substantial impact on our community with its programs encouraging education, business networking opportunities and positive stories about Latinos.
Social, economic and political empowerment has occurred as a result of the programs that SVL has developed, which serve the student, business, professional and the entire community. They have inspired students to go to college, promoted cultural events, created business networking and role models to mentor our young people.
SVL has and continues to provide its great positive contributions to our community.
— Tony Quintero - Producer & Community Leader
As the founding principal of the Luis Valdez Leadership Academy, a college prep charter high school in East San Jose, CA that serves over 90% 1st generation Latin@ students, we are always looking for powerful role models to place in front of our students. Silicon Valley Latino's Inspire Higher panels have allowed our students the transformational opportunity to learn from Latin@ leaders in the tech industry. Their stories and lived experiences provide both inspiration and hope to my students. My students are able to see themselves in the panelists, which further allows them to dream big and further embrace the power of education. I would highly recommend for any principal to host SVL's Inspire Higher panel if given an opportunity."
Jeffrey Camarillo LVLA Founding Director