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Latino Identity & Activism

Education

From the very beginnings of La Alianza Hispana (LAH), organizers identified education as an important component of LAH’s mission, having perceived that the unique educational needs of the Latino community were not being met in Boston. Originally, LAH's education program focused on adults, but in recent years an alternative program for out-of-school teens was developed as well. Both curricula helped clients advance in their education, while also developing skills necessary for everyday life. In contrast, the educational opportunities offered by Inquilinos Boricuas en Accíon (IBA) were always geared towards youth. IBA’s Cacique Youth program is comprised of several projects, including a "Teen Empowerment" program. Additionally, IBA runs Esquelita Boriken, which provides year-round, educational day care to children under age six.

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