Post Tagged with: "Alianza Dominicana"

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Latinos Lose Another Nonprofit

Latino, Social Services November 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition has shut down after 34 years of providing programs and resources for families, as well as the city’s first community mediation program, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Community leaders attribute the financial crisis facing Latino nonprofits to rules imposed by the Bloomberg administration when it comes to accessing city funding. However, it's not only problems obtaining public funding. As in the case of the iconic Alianza Dominicana, its downfall came from problems within. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mismanagement and City Policies Trigger Latino Nonprofit Crisis

Government, Latino, Social Services October 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

The dependence of Latino groups on public funds has become problematic and put their financial future in limbo, reports El Diario-La Prensa. But it’s not only challenges from the city, some nonprofits also face internal problems.

Erick Salgado (right) answers a questions during the mayoral forum on Latino issues at Hostos Community College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mayoral Candidates Talk Latino Issues at Lively Forum

Elections 2013, In the News, Latino, Politics June 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Issues of concern for the Latino community took center stage at a mayoral forum, organized with the help of El Diario-La Prensa. The forum touched on topics like the future of Alianza Dominicana and Bloomberg policies that cut funding to nonprofits and social services.

Moisés Pérez (l.), ex-CEO of Alianza Dominicana, in a City Hall event with Rep. Charles Rangel (r.) (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License).

Alianza Dominicana: The Fall of an Iconic Institution

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Social Services December 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Founded in 1985, Alianza Dominicana was a leading Dominican organization, but now its six-story glass building, one of the fanciest in Washington Heights, is empty. An extensive report by The Uptowner’s Alvaro Guzmán Bastida sheds light into the organization’s demise.

Photo by Zaira Cortés/El Diario

Save Alianza, Protesters Urge

Economy, Latino September 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Employees of Alianza Dominicana and residents of Washington Heights urged elected officials to save the emblematic organization and help recover thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.

The Department of Transportion is cracking down on speedy deliverymen. (James Fanelli via DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: a Safety Crackdown on Food Deliverymen

Business, Politics August 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Among our stories today from New York City’s ethnic and community press: a crackdown on the city’s deliverymen; a call to stand up for voting rights; a vigil to save Alianza Dominicana; profiles of Ponzi scheme victims; and a New Jersey middle school makes Korean classes mandatory.

Activists and former employees of Alianza Dominicana are calling for back pay and a resolution to the situation.

Voices in Focus: Dire Straights for Washington Heights Nonprofit

Business, Culture August 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Today’s stories, selected from New York’s ethnic and community press, focus on small business, including troubled times at community nonprofit Alianza Dominicana, a bakery that changes lives, a look back at Jewish grocers and more.