Established in 2007 to address the needs of Latinos in the Greater New Orleans region in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Puentes now works to build assets and create access for and with area Latinos through civic engagement, leadership development, economic asset building, policy, and advocacy.  The nonprofit’s economic asset building program aims to support the economic growth of Latino families and focuses on small business development and homebuyer education.  Puentes serves over 800 New Orleans Latinos a year.

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