From Soldier to Business Owner to Helping Veterans: The Story of Diego Echeverri

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November is the month of gratitude. Not only does America celebrate Thanksgiving during November, but — most importantly — we give thanks for the service of the brave men and women of our Armed Services on Veterans Day.     Whether people spend four years or decades serving, many retire from the military young enough to start a new chapter in their …

Sneak Peak: How Many Hispanics Will Vote During Mid-Term Elections?

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In November, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote in U.S. House, U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races. Of those millions, Hispanics will be a key population, as a record 29.2 million Latinos will be eligible to vote.  Voter turnout among the Latino community is still below the national average, but our influence continues to expand. Political candidates on both sides of the aisle are …

Hispanic MVP Report Quantifies Importance of Latino Vote

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(Arlington, VA) – Today The LIBRE Institute released the third edition of the Hispanic Margin of Victory Project (Hispanic MVP) report. This report projects Hispanic turnout for races in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as gubernatorial races around the country, based on recent history. It also notes the margin of victory in recent races. Based on these …

ICYMI: WELCOME TO FLORIDA CAMPAIGN HELPS NEW ARRIVALS

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(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

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(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 …

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

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(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

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(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 …

The LIBRE Institute Offers English as a Second Language Course

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(Milwaukee, WI) – The LIBRE Institute is currently hosting courses in English as a Second Language for interested individuals in the Milwaukee area. Adults with limited ability to speak English earn an estimated 25 to 40 percent less than fluent English speaking adults. Learning the language will create more opportunities for people to accomplish their American Dream. WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday through …

The LIBRE Institute Celebrates a Successful Hispanic Heritage Month

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(Washington, D.C.) – With the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, the staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Institute are proud to have sponsored a number of events around the country that highlight the contributions of Hispanics to our great nation, and which help to build a stronger and more prosperous Hispanic community. These events took place in a range of states, …