Progreso Latino was founded in 1977 to serve Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities. Local Hispanic leaders saw that the state’s existing infrastructure did not adequately meet the needs of the rapidly growing Latino immigrant population. A small group of community leaders came together to form a multi-cultural, multi-service agency with a mission of helping to build a stronger, more self-sufficient Latino community.
Since then, Progreso Latino has grown into the state’s largest Latino community organization, serving thousands of people each year through over a dozen core programs and services. We have moved from our original storefront office staffed by a few committed activists to a four-story building in the heart of the city that houses over 50 employees.
Progreso Latino | 626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863