Our Mission

La Colaborativa empowers Latinx immigrants to enhance the social and economic health of the community and its people; and to hold institutional decision-makers accountable to the community.

What We Do

Founded in 1988, La Colaborativa is a Latina-led organization that has been a  steady, trusted, and fearless partner to Latinx immigrants in Greater Boston, with a focus on gateway cities and towns such as Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lynn, Revere, and Malden, for over 35 years.

We work in partnership with Latinx immigrants to design and deliver an array of programs, initiatives, and community organizing campaigns that serve, protect, celebrate, and uplift our people. We focus on food and housing security, economic advancement, cultural celebration, and immigrant leadership that drives policy and systems changes that benefit our communities over the long-term.

We are a trusted resource for Massachusetts’ immigrant community, disseminating linguistically- and culturally-appropriate information and resources to some of the most vulnerable community members in the state, including newly-arrived immigrants, undocumented families, non-English speakers, and low-income tenants and workers.

Goals and Outcomes



Powerful Strategies

Food Distribution

Emergency Housing

Case Management & Referrals

 Legal Aid

System Navigation
Accessing healthcare, benefits, technologies, schools, courts, etc.



Powerful Strategies

ESOL, computer, literacy,
citizenship classes

Job Training
Job readiness, OSHA,
industry certification

Job Placement

Youth Employment & Development

Case Management & Referrals



Powerful Strategies

Leadership Institutes
Focused on immigrant
and women leaders

Democracy Hub
Year-round voter education, Census

Workers’ rights, tenants’ rights,
immigrant rights

Policy, Change &
Community Organizing


Increased security, stability, and empowerment in the
Latinx immigrant community in Massachusetts

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Your gift will ensure we have the resources to do whatever it takes
to help immigrant families survive the pandemic.

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