El Centro and Executive Director, Lindsey Navarro received a Proclamation issued by the Jefferson Parish President, Cynthia Lee Sheng
We were honored to receive this acknowledgment for our outstanding service to the Hispanic community and impact in 2020.
There’s a local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, but that’s not El Centro. If there was ever an organization that truly exists to help the little guy, it’s El Centro.
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A Mission to Empower
This article was original published in the November 2018 Qué Pasa Magazine.
Lindsey Navarro was born in Houma, Louisiana to Panamanian parents. She spent every summer with family in Panama, and after college continued to visit regularly. When she completed her MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2010, she knew she wanted to work with Latino businesses. She was offered a great position with Accion Louisiana as a business advisor and quickly found her niche working in the Latino community. She educated business owners about entrepreneurship and eventually the role morphed into a national position with the network office on a national level.
It was at this moment that she witnessed the limited amount of entrepreneurial support that was available to our community both nationally and locally. She knew then that she wanted to be a part of the solution and support system for local entrepreneurs.
Read the full article on the Qué Pasa website.