Progreso Latino Fund

Celebrating Latino Leaders

Inspired by HBO's "The Latino List," Celebrating Latino Leaders brings you up-close and personal interviews with Latino leaders serving Greater New Haven and Connecticut.

Jacob Padrón, Long Wharf Artistic Director Credit: Contributed

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The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) is pleased to present the series: Celebrating Latino Leaders. While the individuals profiled represent a diverse group of men and women from many countries, professions and age groups, each is united by his or her commitment to social change through giving back and creating opportunities for others. PLF seeks to expand the definition of leadership to promote the leadership and advancement of Latinos.

We hope you are inspired by the profiles below of Latino leaders in our community.

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Celebrating Latino Leaders: Yadira Duran Ijeh ›

"It’s easier, as a young person, to see yourself doing something when you see that somebody else is doing it."

Celebrating Latino Leaders: Jorge L. Perez ›

"There is no difference than with any other ethnic group. You have to get educated. You have to work hard. You have to consistently improve yourself. To me it’s doing the right thing, trying to make a difference in somebody’s life."

Celebrating Latino Leaders: Evelyn Robles-Rivas ›

"It’s important that we as leaders understand that Latinos are coming from different places. They have different cultures and different ways to approach the educational system."

Celebrating Latino Leaders: Fernando Muniz ›

"I think that education is the key. Even though job prospects aren't great, we have to encourage kids to look at opportunities where there are jobs. In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education) and for anyone who is bilingual and bicultural, there are great opportunities."

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