Adelante Community Development

A nonprofit organization

$9,729 raised by 53 donors

97% complete

$10,000 Goal

 

Adelante Community Development is a one-stop shop for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs and their families. The organization’s focus is on the whole person, and their well-being by providing education and support with technical skills, essential business skills, health, and wellness.

- Provide the tools, resources, connections, and insight to launch, grow and expand a business

- Provide technical assistance

- Provide business coaching

- Empower families with knowledge on seeking essential services including healthcare services

- Help to cultivate future leaders

- Advocate for equitable policies that impact our Latino community


Mission

Adelante Community Development’s mission is to help Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs achieve economic prosperity.

La misión de Adelante Community Development es ayudar a los empresarios de habla hispana a alcanzar la prosperidad económica.

Background Statement

The need to create resources and support Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs emerged from the 2008 recession. Maria Gonzalez, the founder of Adelante Community Development, experienced the gap in resources first-hand when she launched her own insurance business and endured the downturn as an entrepreneur. There were few resources to learn how to start or grow a business. If any resources existed, they were only available in English. There was no support for single moms, for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs just like her at that moment in time. In 2010, the Latino community was struggling. Businesses were closing and they needed help. They were excluded from economic opportunities. In 2014, a core group of five entrepreneurs identified the need to create deeper support systems. In 2014, Maria decided to move forward and launch what would become Adelante Community Development by bringing together 75 entrepreneurs to plan and document the need. In 2015, Adelante Community Development (ACD) was officially established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization provides business knowledge to Latino, Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

The pandemic in 2020 dramatically changed the way services were provided at Adelante. The organization quickly pivoted to attend to the community’s most unfulfilled need: vaccinations. Health efforts were not reaching the people who needed the resources the most. Adelante provided 15,000 vaccinations. The need for entrepreneurship was also growing dramatically during this time.

La necesidad de crear recursos y apoyar a los empresarios de habla hispana surgió a raíz de la recesión de 2008. María González, fundadora de Adelante Community Development, experimentó de primera mano la falta de recursos cuando puso en marcha su propio negocio de seguros y soportó la recesión como empresaria. Había pocos recursos para aprender a iniciar o hacer crecer un negocio. Si existían recursos, sólo estaban disponibles en inglés. No había apoyo para las madres solteras, para los empresarios de habla hispana como ella en ese momento. En 2010, la comunidad latina tenía problemas. Los negocios estaban cerrando y necesitaban ayuda. Estaban excluidos de las oportunidades económicas. En 2014, un grupo de cinco empresarios identificó la necesidad de crear sistemas de apoyo más profundos. En 2014, María decidió avanzar y lanzar lo que se convertiría en Adelante Community Development reuniendo a 75 empresarios para planear y documentar la necesidad. En 2015, Adelante Community Development (ACD) se estableció oficialmente como una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c)3. La organización proporciona conocimientos empresariales a los empresarios latinos de habla hispana.

La pandemia de 2020 cambió radicalmente la forma de prestar servicios en Adelante. La organización giró rápidamente para atender la necesidad más insatisfecha de la comunidad: las vacunas. Los esfuerzos de salud no estaban llegando a las personas que más necesitaban los recursos. Adelante proporcionó 15.000 vacunas. La necesidad de emprendimiento también crecía dramáticamente durante este tiempo.

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Summary

Organization name

Adelante Community Development

Year Established

2014

Tax id (EIN)

46-5745662

Category

Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Address

7296 MAGNOLIA ST
COMMERCE CITY, CO 80022

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US

CO, US

Phone

720-651-3784

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