The mission of the Latin American Association (LAA) is to empower Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. Our vision is Opportunity for All.
Latinos are a driving force of Georgia’s economy. Strong Latino population growth is fueling economic growth in a state that prides itself in being No. 1 for business.
Yet, for all the prosperity they create, Latinos lag in economic and social equity.
This is where the work of the Latin American Association comes in. For 50 years, the LAA has helped Latinos overcome the barriers to economic mobility and self-sufficiency. Along the way, its footprint has extended beyond Buford Highway, to Gwinnet County and northwest Georgia.
The LAA is a one-stop shop. Here clients can come in for crisis intervention and immigrants can explore options to get immigration benefits. Adults can learn English and computer skills and connect with employers. Latinas can make their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.
The LAA is the catalyst that moves Latinos toward achieving the American dream and enjoying prosperity.
Georgia’s economy stands to gain from Latinos’ prosperity. When Latinos thrive, Georgia prospers.