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In 1969, Junta for Progressive Action opened its doors to support the growing numbers of Puerto Rican families migrating to New Haven. It has been a beacon for Greater New Haven Latinos ever since.
Junta has built a strong reputation as an advocate for Latino and immigrant rights and as a place where families can meet with Spanish-speaking staff to receive help meeting their basic needs, learning English and finding a job. As it enters its sixth decade, the multi-service provider is strategically focused on how to best support an increasingly diverse population. For Executive Director Daniel Reyes, hired last year after a national search, that work involves listening to the community and building relationships with partner organizations.
“We are thinking about the whole person,” says Reyes. “This is a historic organization; I’m here to make sure that people continue to recognize this house as a beacon of hope.” Continue reading.