As a majority Latina-led organization — that is housed in New Haven’s predominately Latinx neighborhood of Fair Haven — we focus on eliminating barriers through a whole person approach to service provision and engagement in community advancement. This model builds socioeconomic security with direct support and educational tools, leading to transformative changes at both the individual and community levels.
Junta for Progressive Action is the oldest Latinx, community-based nonprofit organization in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1969, frustrated with the disinvestment and social abandonment of communities of color , Puerto Rican community organizers founded Junta as an advocacy hub to address the needs of Greater New Haven’s first-generation migrants. Over the past 52 years, Junta has grown to offer no-cost social services, legal services, immigration services, adult education, and youth programs to over 2,000 low-income individuals annually.
Meet the Team
Director of Social Services
Board of Directors
Case Manager/ Employment Specialist