Latino Economic Development Center ( equips Latinos and other underserved Greater D.C.-area residents with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. Its small business services include technical assistance and micro-loans for aspiring and existing low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs. The organization’s housing services prepare families for responsible homeownership.

Headquartered: Washington, D.C.

Serves: Maryland and Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

  • $250 helps establish tenant associations to preserve affordable housing.
  • $1,000 helps a low-income family or senior in crisis remain in their home.
  • $10,000 helps capitalize an aspiring low to moderate income entrepreneur.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Offer expertise related to personal and business financial management.
  • Weekly: Help with survey administration.
  • Internships