GBH Under the Radar

Callie Crossley

Massachusetts’ Latino communities, including those with roots in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala, have seen significant growth. Despite being considered a vital part of the local economy, Latino workers often face low wages.

While there are challenges with poverty rates, positive outcomes are observed for second-generation Latinos. Latino nonprofits play a crucial role in providing services, but many struggle due to insufficient philanthropic funding. The article explores these barriers during Hispanic Heritage Month.