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Latinos Unidos of Iowa cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Iowans.


To achieve our mission and address the needs of Latinos communities in Iowa, Latinos Unidos of Iowa raises resources from individuals, leverages them against business, government and non-profit partners in order to invest them in Latinos leaders and organizations via scholarships and small grants.

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We are a group of committed volunteers dedicated to promoting culturally centered leadership and highlight the educational programs and social events.  Latinos Unidos of Iowa operates on the premise that in order to raise positive awareness of the Latinos culture and education it must increase investment within the Latinos community and beyond, advocate educational opportunities and highlight the strength that diverse communities bring to our state.

Founded in 1989 Latinos Unidos of Iowa (formally Viva Mexico) is a 501c3 founded to provide college scholarships for Latinos youth in Iowa. Over that last 30 years Latinos Unidos has provided scholarships for hundreds of Iowa college students, served as a link between the Latinos and non-Latinos communities and promoted the wellbeing of all Iowans.

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Lena Robison


Vice President

Cheri Doane



Jon Taber


Scholarship Liaison

Stephanie Lantz


Secretary temporary




Betty Olivencia

Laura Lopez

Reyna Immerfall

Michel Robison Quick

Joseph Quick

Oscar Reynaga

Mary L Chapman

Juan O. Rodriguez

Aldo De Los Santos

Maria Downs

Hector Salamanca


2022 Events


Radiothon  -  April 2022


Scholarship Ceremony - October 1st Central College in Pella Iowa


Latinos Resource Fair -  November 12 2022 (El Malecon Event Center)


Latinos Unidos of Iowa Retreat - December 13th 2022 at 5 de Mayo Mexican Restaurant 6:00 pm  - Open to the public.

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Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc.

4119 27th Street   I  Des Moines, Iowa, 50310

Phone: (515) 979-0770