Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum, Inc.

Advancing Together! ¡Avanzando Juntos!

aka Center for Latino Progress - CPRF   |   Hartford, CT   |  https://www.ctprf.org

Mission

Its mission is to advance the social and economic conditions of the community at large, with emphasis on Hispanics through: education, training, supportive services, leadership development, and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Yanil Teron

Main address

95 - 97 Park St

Hartford, CT 06106 USA

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Formerly known as

CT National Puerto Rican Forum

CT Puerto Rican Forum

Center for Latino Progress - CPRF

BiCi Co. Bicicleta y Comunidad

Transport Hartford Academy

EIN

06-1385027

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Y01)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We seek to reduce the gaps preventing our community from self-efficacy.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ESL for Daycare Providers Licensing

This unique webcam/interactive program

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Our Immigration Counselors have been trained in different areas of Immigration law through Catholic Legal Immigration Network, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and are accredited by BIA to practice Immigration law. Our staff is dedicated to guide our clients in the Immigration process; they explain the process, help clients to fill applications, and answer their questions about the Immigration benefits that are available to them.

Services
Services offered by our agency:
DACA
DAPA
Family Petitions,
Adjustment of Status,
Residency Conditional Removal,
Employment Authorization,
Consular Processing,
Temporary Protection,
Naturalization

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

BiCi Co is about Earn-A-Bike, Build-A-Bike, Fix-A-Bike.

• The youth program at BiCi Co participants have the opportunity to learn everything from basic bike maintenance and city riding to all the skills needed to work as a bicycle mechanic.

• Learn bike safety, and how to ride, science, the economics and environmental impacts of transportation choices, Hartford’s rich history, and the significance of bicycles in our culture.

• Take home a very first bike

• BiCi Co extended summer employment and learning program. It includes career competencies, financial literacy, resume and cover letter writing, job interview practice, gender sensitivity and customer services skills.

Other insides:
Bici Co is a teaching, membership model bicycle shop with a future storefront in front and teaching / program space in the large back rooms.

• Job training and transitional jobs for young adults and community members: Sales, Reception, Inventory, Programming, Outreach and Publicity, Education, and of course Bicycle Mechanics.

• The only bicycle shop in a city of 120,000 residents where 35% of households are non-car owners. Access to parts, bike safety items, tools, and experts.

• Opportunity, mobility, and jobs access for low-income residents. Hartford’s median household income is $20,000, and even lower for our black and Latino households.

• A connector between the bustling Latino business district on Park Street and Downtown Hartford’s business district.

• Brings volunteers from the entire City to mentor, and shop.

• Increases bicycle mode share in Hartford. At 0.8% mode share for bicycle commuting Hartford is far behind cities with sustainable urban transportation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Transport Hartford Academy (HTA) is about engaging community members and leaders who want to be advocates for a cultural shift toward healthy, active, "car-lite” lifestyles, and a new way of thinking about transportation and mobility in the Hartford Region, into champions for change. The HTA seeks ways and opportunities to arm participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to sweep up this shift — including municipal policies and exercises that encourage active transportation — and to become champions for change at the individual, neighborhood, and citywide levels.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Developing skills for returning citizens.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people

Where we work

Accreditations

Board of Immigration Appeals - Accreditation 2011

Affiliations & memberships

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - Affiliate 2007

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Center's goal is to build stronger communities and celebrating the strength, vitality and potential of our Latino community. We implement a variety of programs and services to achieve our goals.

Our team collaborates with community partners to help our local Latino population achieve its full potential. We provide ESL instruction and training to help adults become workplace-ready, build leadership skills, increase financial literacy, provide civic education, empower youth through college readiness programs and career training. We seek to break their barriers with legal immigration services and guide them with multimodal transportation opportunities. We also advocate for local and national legislation that is in the best interest of our Latino community.

During the 42 years of existence, we have the capacity, structure, credibility, to work with adults and youth. We are supported by foundations, individual donors, state, and local government

The organization is legally authorized to provide immigration services. It is a vendor of the Department of Education to provide ABE, ESL and other programs. It is contracted by the local workforce board to serve above 300 youth a year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julio Casiano

Small Business Administration

Term: 2015 - 2018

Julio Casiano

Small Business Administration

Timothy Cole

Energy Efficiency Fund

Ryan O'Halloran

Knox Park, Inc.

Luis Rivera

Connecticut Children's Hospital

Dulcidio Echevarria

Comcast

Douglas McIntosh, Jr.

Prudential Insurance

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/30/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.