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Center for Latino Progress

Center for Latino Progress – CPRF (formerly Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum, Inc.) mission is to advance the socio-economic conditions of the community at large, with emphasis on Hispanics, through education, training, supportive services, leadership development, and advocacy. Since 1979, we offer culturally competent services and programs that foster individual and community growth, and create economic opportunities for all. We specialize in providing effective programs to the up and coming and fastest growing Latino population, the marginalized and disadvantaged residents of Hartford and its neighboring communities; in order to help them enter the social and economic mainstream.

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Carmen Cohen

I remember the day I boarded a plane and flew 4.5 hours to the USA. I was a young adult who looked forward to becoming a member of the society that was envied by the rest of the world. I found myself filling out job applications and appearing at employment sites with a folder under my arm filled with my credentials. I held onto the dictionary that would defend my translation. The day I was offered my first job at a bank, I was filled with pride because I had successfully earned my place in American society. Read more...

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