Since 1972, we have been the longest standing Latino organization with 81,000+ members assembled in 44 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America.


Our Mission

To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.


Our vision is to be the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino leadership in the global market. We also promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Latino community, encouraging our members to volunteer with, and engage on behalf of, local charities. We actively seek hands-on leadership building experiences for our members and to engage that considerable talent to make a measurable impact for national charitable organizations. 

The ALPFA Penn State chapter aims to help diversity students get a leg up when it comes to getting a job, finding internship opportunities, help with resumes and speak to recruiters one on one.
— Ashley Pimentel, 2016-2017 President

What We've Achieved

1972 - The American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants (AAHCPA) is established as the first national Latino professional association in the United States.

2001 - AAHCPA expanded the reach of its mission to include finance professionals and changed its name to the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.

2012 - ALPFA Penn State is established.

2014 - ALPFA, Inc. now stands for Association of Latino Professionals For America, expanding the organization’s influence beyond finance and accounting and into every sector of the economy.

2016 - ALPFA Penn State launches its first signature event, The Masquerade.

2017 - ALPFA Penn State expands to include ALPFA Week as a signature event.