LALA

INVESTMENT AREA

INVESTMENT AREA

Education +
Leadership

REGION

REGION

Latin America

INVESTMENT YEAR

INVESTMENT YEAR

2021

DATE FOUNDED

DATE FOUNDED

2017

CO-FOUNDERS

CO-FOUNDERS

Diego Ontaneda
David Baptista

LALA is a non-profit institution that aims to develop a new generation of diverse, entrepreneurial, and ethical leaders who will serve the Latin American region. LALA identifies high-potential, purpose-driven 14-to-20-year-olds—many of them from historically marginalized communities—and gives them access to programs that build skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, social innovation, social-emotional learning, and critical thinking. Alumni of LALA join a lifelong community of changemakers and partner organizations working together to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

“We are fighting to create a world where any young Latin American who dreams of solving the biggest problems around them will get the skills, networks and support they need to do so. And as we find and empower them--and connect them into a continental network of changemakers--, we will unleash Latin America's potential to chart a new path for sustainable and shared prosperity".

Diego Ontaneda and David Baptista - co-founders of LALA