Latino Economic Development Center

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Latino Economic Development Center ( equips Latinos and other underserved Greater D.C. residents with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. The organization’s small-business services include technical assistance and microloans for aspiring and existing low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs. Its housing services prepare families for responsible homeownership.

Headquartered: Washington, D.C.

Serves: Maryland, D.C., Virginia and Puerto Rico

What a donation buys:

• $250 helps establish tenant associations to preserve affordable housing.
• $1,000 helps a low-income family or senior in crisis remain in their home.
• $10,000 helps capitalize an aspiring low- to moderate-income entrepreneur.

Volunteer opportunities:

• One day: Offer expertise related to personal and business financial management.
• Weekly: Help with survey administration.
• Internships