The Progreso Latino Fund
Volunteers Growing Action and Giving Among Latinos
Established in 2003, the Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) promotes the educational and socio-economic well being of Latinos in the City of New Haven and the region. The Advisory Committee, now led by Cynthia Rojas (pictured above) and Fernando Muñiz, is looking for Latinos and others to join them to develop Latino leadership and to build an equitable community. Engaging more Latinos in local philanthropy and encouraging giving to PLF, an endowment now worth $280,000, will accelerate Latino influence in the region’s civic life.
Will you join them? Contact Sharon Cappetta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-777-7071 for more information about the Fund and its activities.
Hispanics make up the largest minority population in the State of Connecticut today. Despite their numbers, they face many challenges like gaining access to health and education services and overcoming racism and discrimination. Deeply rooted in a culture that values comunidad y familia, Latinos have a long cherished tradition of giving through family, neighbors and churches.
The Progreso Latino Fund signals the readiness of the Latino community to play a greater role within philanthropic institutions such as The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Periodically the Fund sponsors learning opportunities to engage Latinos in a meaningful way around issues that impact their community and to increase the Fund's endowment.
Show your support for the work of the Progreso Latino Fund by making an online contribution today: