Free the Wage

By December 1st, 2016, 9:00 EDT

In recent years, the minimum wage has been a charged, polarizing, hot-button issue in American politics. It has also attracted significant attention in economic research, as advocates and opponents alike attempt to measure its effects on employment, prices, and poverty. The effect of the minimum wage on employment is especially significant, and it stands out in public polling on the …

 

Immigration Is a Win for Everyone

By June 7th, 2018, 9:12 EDT

Immigration continues to be a tense but important subject for policy makers and citizens alike, especially immigration over the Mexican American border. Border apprehensions are the lowest they’ve been in years. Twenty years ago, each Border Patrol agent was apprehending about 261 crossers. But in 2017, each agent apprehended only about 16. This is largely because those immigrants seeking to …

 

ICYMI: WELCOME TO FLORIDA CAMPAIGN HELPS NEW ARRIVALS

By April 30th, 2018, 17:07 EDT

(Tampa, FL) – The Welcome to Florida campaign of The LIBRE Institute was covered by the Associated Press. The program teaches job hunting skills as well as English as a second language courses to new arrivals to the state from Puerto Rico and elsewhere. Read the full article here. “At least 450,000 Puerto Ricans moved to the U.S. mainland over …

THE LIBRE INSTITUTE WELCOMES ESL STUDENTS

By April 6th, 2018, 13:11 EDT

(Milwaukee, WI) – The LIBRE Institute celebrated the Winter ESL Class completion on March 26, 2018. The LIBRE Institute is proud to be providing valuable tools to the Hispanic community through the offering of English courses. Graduates of the Winter ESL courses will continue into the Spring course series beginning on April 9th. Date: April 9 – May 28, Mondays …

This Mom Is Leaving a Legacy of Education and Freedom for Her Children.

By April 5th, 2018, 17:04 EDT

Carmen Lopez is excited to be leaving an inheritance behind for her children – the inheritance of a good education.  In a new video, Lopez says of her children, “with education, they will have their doors open and the opportunity to do whatever they want in this life.” Lopez is providing her son and daughter with access to their American Dream.  Lopez’s family lives in Arizona, where her children can take …

 

Esta Madre le deja un Legado Educativa y Libertad a sus Hijos

By April 5th, 2018, 16:57 EDT

Carmen López está orgullosa de dejarle una herencia a sus hijos- la herencia de una buena educación. En un nuevo video, López habla sobre sus hijos y dice:  “con una educación, tendrán nuevos caminos abiertos y la oportunidad de lograr cualquier cosa en esta vida.” López está asegurándoles un camino a sus hijos para lograr el Sueño Americano. La familia …

 

EL INSTITUTO LIBRE PRESENTA EVENTO CELEBRANDO MUJERES EMPRENDEDORAS EN CAROLINA DEL NORTE

By March 20th, 2018, 15:19 EDT

(Charlotte, NC) – El Instituto LIBRE presenta un evento el 23 de marzo para celebrar el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer. Venga y aprenda sobre el proceso de como montar o hacer crecer su empresa pequeña en el camino hacia su Sueño Americano. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de aprender las estrategias de cómo montar o crecer una …

Boston Globe Reports on The LIBRE Institute's Tax Law Awareness Efforts

By March 20th, 2018, 11:21 EDT

(Orlando, FL) – The Boston Globe published an article on the efforts The LIBRE Institute to inform the Hispanic community on the benefits of the new tax law. The organization’s “Tax Ready” workshop – which is being rolled out in several states across the nation – is tailored to educate the Latino community on the benefits and impact of the new tax law …

The LIBRE Institute Presents Event Celebrating Entrepreneurial Women in North Carolina

By March 20th, 2018, 9:37 EDT

(Charlotte, NC) – The LIBRE Institute will host an event on March 23rd in celebration of Women’s History Month. Come join us and learn about starting or growing your small business on the way to achieving the American Dream! Attendees will have an opportunity to learn strategies on how to start or grow a small business, suggestions on working with …

ICYMI: The LIBRE Institute 'Welcome to Florida' Program Assists Newcomers to the State

By March 8th, 2018, 13:58 EDT

(Tampa, FL) – This week, the ‘Welcome to Florida’ effort of The LIBRE Institute was profiled in The Weekly Standard. The program seeks to provide the instruments for success to new arrivals from Puerto Rico and elsewhere. The LIBRE Institute currently offers free English courses, resume building workshops, and other services to expand access to the resources to build a …

 

Welcome to Florida: Offering Job Training, Housing Guidance and Education Enrollment to Displaced Puerto Ricans in Orlando

By January 31st, 2018, 11:00 EDT

The LIBRE Institute has launched a new program in the Orlando area aimed at helping those seeking refuge in Florida after historic hurricane damage in Puerto Rico last year. “Welcome to Florida” offers resources to Hispanics to assist with job training, housing and education enrollment. Puerto Ricans have suffered life-changing devastation after Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Thousands are now making new lives in Florida. The LIBRE Institute empowers them with the tools they need to succeed and thrive in …