Objectives and Achievements


  • Provide direct human services to needy individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups with a focus on Hispanics and minorities
  • Conduct research and publish reports on social policy issues
  • Become a pioneer and innovator in alternative education, child care and affordable housing
  • Be an active partner in the national Hispanic movement and establish alliances and partnerships with other organizations and diverse racial and ethnic groups


  • 38,700 direct job placements
  • 4,400 new jobs created
  • 350 leaders trained
  • More than 4,980 at-risk students remaining in school; graduated 465 students with a regular M-DCPS High School Dimploma
  • 106 internships awarded to needy students
  • More than 60 policy publications, including books and issue papers
  • 15 national conferences
  • Helped build new housing units for 1,900 persons of low and moderate income
  • Coordination and support services for 30,000 Cuban and Haitian refugees at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba


  • Direct services to more than 5,000 persons every year
  • More than 30 years of experience in planning, negotiating and implementing grants and contracts with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as with major U.S. corporations and charitable foundations
  • Fully bilingual services (English/Spanish), oral and written, including technical materials
  • Communications systems including internet, web-page, e-mail, and audio/visual presentations
  • Offices in Miami, FL, Washington, DC and Union City, NJ