Transforming Communities

Empowering the Latinx community, enhancing social and economic health, and holding institutional decision-makers accountable.

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We are La Colaborativa

For over 35 years, La Colaborativa has supported Latinx immigrants in Greater Boston. We partner with the community to provide resources to vulnerable community members, including newly arrived immigrants, undocumented families, non-English speakers, as well as low-income tenants and workers. We are committed to serving, protecting, celebrating, and uplifting our people, ensuring a brighter future for all.

Our Impact on the Latinx Community

We provide vital resources and support through transformative programs and initiatives, empowering Latinx individuals and families. From promoting educational opportunities to advocating for social justice, La Colaborativa is a beacon of hope for many. Our commitment to fostering economic empowerment has resulted in tangible improvements in the lives of our Latinx community members.


Meals provided

We provide healthy and fresh food to those in need.

Impact at La Colaborativa

Stolen wages recovered 

We educate and advocate for those being taken advantage of.

Impact at La Colaborativa

Youth leaders developed

We develop our leaders of tomorrow, today. Mentorship is in our DNA.

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Our Supporters

Bank of America Charitable FoundationBarr FoundationBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCambridge Health AllianceCDC FoundationSeal of ChelseaCommunity Labor UnitedCommonwealth KitchenCommonwealth MassachusettsEastern Bank Charitable FoundationEastern BankEast Boston Neighborhood Health CenterEOHEDEOS FoundationExecutive Office Energy Environmental AffairsGreater Boston Legal ServicesLawyers for Civil Rights BostonLIFT FundMass DevelopmentMassHireMassHire Metro North WorkForce BoardMass General BrighamMDAR logoMLRI logoNellie Mae Education FoundationSmith Family FoundationThe Boston FoundationUnited HealthCareUnited WayWagner FoundationYawkey FoundationYield Giving

We're Here to Help

We drive lasting change through the development and implementation of our comprehensive programs.
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Economic Development
 Supporting the entrepreneurship journey, rapid re-employment, and job search and placement programs.
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 Empowering the Latinx community through supporting financial independence, English courses, citizenship guidance, and more.
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Community Wellness
Promoting health through addressing food insecurity, nutrition, and physical fitness.
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Policy Change
Achieving lasting change through community organizing, engagement, and legal efforts.
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Norma Escobar's Story

"I am grateful to La Colaborativa for helping me achieve my goals. With their support, I was able to open my own daycare.

Owning my daycare brings me immense joy and through La Colaborativa’s support, I feel prepared for any challenge. I want to thank La Colaborativa’s Early Education and Childcare program. Opening my daycare has been a dream come true, and I hope to inspire other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.”

Norma Escolar at her daycare

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Your support goes a long way in transforming lives and creating a better future for all.