2020 Progreso Latino Fund Fall Forum Series - Recorded Sessions

RECORDED - COVID-19’s Impact on the Health, Education and Economic Status of Latinx in Greater New Haven

A Mini-Forum Series of The Progreso Latino Fund

We invite you to watch this series of three 45-minute virtual Zoom sessions held this fall. These timely conversations with local leaders analyzed the impact that COVID-19 has had within the Latinx community and discussed strategies to address disparities and support improvements in Greater New Haven and nationally.

Maribel Rodriguez and Gerald Garcia

The Economic Impact of COVID-19

Nov. 16

Maysa Akbar
- Board member, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Gerald Garcia
- Small Business Counselor, City of New Haven Economic Development Administration

Maribel Rodriguez - Certified Nursing Assistant and Union Organizer for the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEI


Miguel Cardona and Yesinia Rivera

The Status of Latinx in Public Education During the Time of COVID-19

Oct. 27

Yari Ijeh - Co-chair, Progreso Latino Fund.

Miguel A. Cardona
- Commissioner, State Dept. of Education

Yesenia Rivera - President, New Haven Board of Education.


Maritza Bond and Frances Padilla

Healthcare Access

Sept. 25

Fernando Muñiz - Chief Executive Officer, Community Solutions, Inc. and PLF board member


Frances G. Padilla - President, Universal Healthcare Foundation

Maritza Bond - Director, New Haven Dept. of Public Health, discussed the public health impacts of COVID-19 on the Lantinx community.