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Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Do you want to help BIPOC small businesses stay afloat and keep our community vibrant? Do you speak Spanish? Help small business owners apply for emergency support!

We are looking for 10-20 volunteers who can commit to approximately 8-10 hours/week for two weeks (between September 20, 2021 and September 29, 2021) to help BIPOC small business owners apply for COVID-19 relief grants through the state of Minnesota.

Requirements:

  • Spanish language skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work out of the East Side Enterprise Center (804 Margaret St in St. Paul) or Mercado Central (1515 E Lake St in Minneapolis)
  • Ability to commit 20 hours/week between September 20 and September 29, 2021
  • Customer service skills
  • A desire to serve the community

Questions? Contact Hayley Crabb at hayley@ledcmn.org.

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About Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

Location:

804 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106, US

Mission Statement

LEDC’s mission is to create economic opportunity for Latinx by fostering entrepreneurship growth, workforce advancement, education opportunities, and supporting business development as a vehicle for reducing social and economic disparities. We envision a region and a state with a thriving multicultural community, enriched with Latino leadership, culture, and economic influence. We are Latinx-led - committed to lifting up marginalized communities in Minnesota primarily through economic development. Today, we advance the social and economic prospects of Latinx and other immigrant communities by providing capital, fostering education, and influencing policy and systems. As a longtime, trusted partner to this community, we have served as an emergency funding and resource hub for the Latinx and immigrant community during the pandemic.

Description

LEDC provides services in four core areas:

Business Development: We help Latinx entrepreneurs plan, launch and grow their businesses via classroom training, workshops, mentoring, and one-on-one consultation.

Lending: We are the only Latinx-focused CDFI in Minnesota with loans with favorable terms as well as grants and forgivable loans available to individuals and business entities.

Employment & Training: A steadily growing education hub, we provide services in Spanish and English, including technical and business instruction, tools for jobseekers, and GED prep.

Agriculture: We provide technical assistance, business development, and access to capital and markets to help Latinx farmers start new farming enterprises and grow their farm businesses.

In additional to these programs we have several strategic initiatives, including the Latino Scholarship Fund and a shared kitchen to help launch new restaurants called Mi Cocina.

Crisis Support
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Mon Sep 20, 2021 - Wed Sep 29, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

804 Margaret StreetSaint PaulSaint Paul, MN 55106

(44.96104,-93.0667)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Spanish
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hours a week (for only a two week period 9/20/21 - 9/29/21)

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