Latin American Legal Defense And Educational Fund Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services, Immigration, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 80 Princeton NJ 08542 USA

Mission: TO DEFEND AND PROMOTE CIVIL RIGHTS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND FACILIATE ITS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION, AND ADVANCE CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING IN OUR REGION.
Target demographics: LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000+
Geographic areas served: Mercer County area, New Jersey
Programs: The Mercer County Area Community ID Card; The Tremendously Trenton Community Health Care Outreach (Puerta de Salud); Youth mentoring program (FUTURO); Citizenship and legal clinics; Tax return preparation services
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund provides critical advocacy leadershp on behalf of individuals and in support of public policy that recognizes the human dignity of immigrants, regardless of their status.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in participating in the host of community events the organization organizes and sponsors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Princeton NJ is a rather affluent community where issues related to immigrants are easy to overlook. LALDEF provides not only much needed services to the immigrant community but acts as a conduit that connects it to the public at large.

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they way it has helped me better understand and participate in my community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Laldef is THE outstanding leader in the Immigrant community of Mercer County, NJ. They build community within the county by spearheading civic associations, assisting individuals and families in times of dire need of justice and provide free health care evaluations and immunizations to those members of the community who can least afford it.

I am a previous board member and have great respect for the work being done by these individuals who give their time and money to such a worthwhile cause.

Laldef has also been an invaluable resource to local, city and county governments in reaching the immigrant community and was instrumental in creating the community ID card for Mercer county towns which helps first responders assist victims of crime and accidents.

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I've seen first hand , the assistance given to individuals who need a legal advocate in matters of unpaid wages, domestic disputes, and immigration hurdles. I've seen thousands of individuals come for health care, and the community ID card. Hundreds of children given immunization which helps protect the entire community.

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I would like to see them continue to grow and sustain the organization for many years to come.

 
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