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PILA(Association of Iowa Latinx Professionals)

Pila Iowa

PILA's mission is to support and empower Iowa’s Latinx professionals by creating an inclusive space and providing opportunities for Self-Advocacy, Professional Development, Networking, and Connections to Iowa’s Employers.

2020 WEBINAR SERIES

PILA WEBINARS

PAST EVENTS

Multicultural Reception

Multicultural Reception 2019

Social Hour

PILAs Social Hour

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH POETRY JAM

PILA, in partnership with the Des Moines Social Club, and Capital Pride Center will hold a Poetry Jam on June 6, 2019.

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LATINX FORUM IN DES MOINES

PILA, in partnership with YPC and the Des Moines Social Club, held a Latinx Forum on April 17, 2019.

The Latinx Forum consisted of a moderated panel of four local Des Moines Latinx leaders who represent high school, college, young professionals, and working professionals. The forum focused on telling the story of the Latinx community Des Moines through their own words, specifically the barriers, challenges, and opportunities facing the Latinx communities. The panel was moderated by Sonia Reyes-Snyder, the Executive Officer of the Iowa Office of Latino Affairs and consisted of the following community leaders:

Latinx Forum

PILA Networking Mixers 

Davenport

PILA Davenport

Tar Macias

Tar Macias, Davenport PILA Leader

President

Hola Iowa

Des Moines

PILA Des Moines

Dubuque

Gisella Aitken-Shadle

Gisella Aitken-Shadle, Dubuque PILA Leader

District Adult Education and Literacy Development Director Northeast Iowa Community College

Ottumwa

PILA Ottumwa

Juanita Zavala

Juanita Zavala, Ottumwa

Instructional Tutor

Ottumwa High School

PILA MEMBERSHIPS

You can become a Professional, College Student, or a Business Member

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • College Student Membership 
  • Professional Membership 
  • Advisory Board Membership

become a member

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Colleges and Universities $150​ annually
  • Small Business $250 annually
  • Private Colleges & Corporations $500 annually

Business Membership Benefits:

  • Post employment opportunities 
  • One Advisory Board Membership
  • Logo will be included in all marketing materials

become a member

MEET OUR TEAM

PILA Advisory Board

Would you like to be a PILA leader or host a PILA even in your area? Contact Us

PILA is an initiative of the Office and Commission of Latino Affairs, and is being sponsored by FALO (Friends/Amigos/Les Amis/Os Amigos of the Commission and Office of Latino Affairs).