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.
2013 LYLC 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.Read More
2013 Public Leaders Fellowship
The Public Leaders Fellowship is a 7-month leadership training program that brings together diverse community members from throughout the Metro New Orleans area and prepares them for public leadership or enhances their current leadership skills. Fellows meet once a month for day-long sessions to discuss topics such as coalition building, the demographics and history of New Orleans, and more. Applications are being accepted now for inclusion into the Public Leaders Fellowship. For more information please contact Ronald Avila at Puentes New Orleans, 504-821-7228, or through e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Public Leaders Fellowship was made by possible by the Open Society Foundation.Read More
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