The UCLA Latin American Institute (LAI) is recognized as a major regional, national, and international resource for the support and development of innovative research, and educational and cultural programming related to Latin America and the Caribbean region. The LAI is dedicated to extending the Institute’s resources, knowledge, and research on Latin America to K-14 schools, students and teachers, as well as community organizations, business and media.

Funded through a Title VI Federal Area Studies grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAI’s outreach activities include sponsorship and coordination of lectures, roundtables, film screenings, workshops and professional development and teacher training  to enhance and expand an understanding of the region.

The LAI is always looking to establish new ties with community organizations, local businesses, academic programs, and schools and colleges. If you have an idea for collaboration, please contact the LAI’s Outreach Coordinator, Veronica Zavala (zavala@international.ucla.edu)