State of the Latino Non-Profit Sector in the Commonwealth
Join Amplify Latinx and Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN) for the joint release of their reports on the Latino nonprofit sector in Greater Boston and MA. Latino-led community-based organizations (CBOs) and nonprofits have a long history of providing critical human, education, and community services in Boston and the Commonwealth. These organizations have taken a first-responder role during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. The Latino nonprofit sector and their central contributions to Latino communities and overall civic life, however, remains invisible to many power brokers and philanthropy in Boston and Massachusetts, in spite of expanding demands due to the exponential demographic growth of Latinos in Massachusetts.
About the Research
In 2019, Amplify Latinx and GBLN commissioned two complimentary research reports on Latino nonprofits to understand the landscape of Latino CBOs, their services areas, strengths, and needs. Amplify Latinx and the Gastón Institute partnered to gather data about the current Latino non-profit organizations in Massachusetts and establish a benchmark that would allow an assessment of the strengths of the specific services provided by these non-profits to Latino communities across the state. As part of the research, Gastón developed a first-of-its-kind mapping of the Latino nonprofit organizations in MA, and a report with recommendations to build the sustainability and longevity of the sector. Concurrently, GBLN conducted a separate report on Latinx-led nonprofits in Boston to dive deeper and better understand the challenges facing this sector based on key voices. The GBLN study provides a unique view on the collectivity of the Greater Boston-based organizations and how they are implementing services and resources to enhance Latinx community-building and overall well-being.
About the Event
You will hear the key findings and recommendations from both the Gastón and GBLN research teams, followed by an interactive discussion on the policy, funding, and program solutions to invest and strengthen Latino nonprofit CBOs.