Latino Community Development
Recovering stories of Latino CDCs in the U.S.
With internship seed money from NALCAB (National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders), St. Mary’s University’s Public History Graduate Program launched this project in 2020 to recover the history and promote historical awareness of the critically important role Latino community development initiatives have played in the economic mobility of Latin American origin ethnic groups in the United States since the 1960s.
Histories of Economic and Social Justice
Preserving our Stories and Legacy
Learn More about Latino CDCs
Latinos across the U.S. have been founding economic development organizations, now known as Community Development Corporations (CDCs), since the 1960s. Learn more about Latino CDCs here.
Our research team has been conducting oral histories with Latino community development leaders across the U.S. to capture their first-hand experiences. Listen to and read transcripts of their interviews here.
Organizations and Histories
As we learn more about these organizations, our research team has begun to develop organizational profiles and interpretative histories about Latino CDS across the U.S. Learn more here!