Puentes New OrleansT he role of Puentes within the Latino community is to support the inclusion of Latinos in public, political and socio-economic life. Puentes is implementing programs to provide better education for young Latinos; encouraging participation of Latino families in decision making processes that impact us; and advocating across ethnic lines for equitable distribution of resources, opportunity, and justice. Puentes strategy of community development concentrates on building the inter-ethnic power of the Latino community through its civic engagement and advocacy work.
Did You Know?...Latino-owned businesses grew 47 percent to 2.3 million in comparison to the non-Latino increase of 14.5 percent between 2002 and 2007. They generated over $400 billion dollars.
2014 College Prep Series
The College Prep Series is an intensive, hands-on series that guides Latino high school students through the daunting college application process. Participants benefit from hands-on training from university professors, admissions officers, financial aid officers as well as one-on-one mentorship with a current college student. From ACT/SAT prep to college tours, the College Prep Series is meant to educate students on the benefits of going to college and support them as they work through the challenges many students face in preparing for their futures. For more information please call (504) 821-7228Read More
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Just this year, Puentes New Orleans, Inc. has served over 800 Latinos. Through our growing efforts, alongside our successful community events; Puentes has been working diligently to address the needs of the Latino community as well as offer services and affordable programs. Our mission is to build assets and create access for and with Latinos of the Greater New Orleans area through civic engagement, leadership development, economic asset building, policy and advocacy. Please support Puentes New Orleans by donating at https://www.givenola.org/#npo/puentes-new-orleansRead More
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