Center for Latino Progress 2017 Breakfast to Highlight and Recognize Local Hispanic Millennials


The Center for Latino Progress – CPRF will hold its 2017 Latino Champion Award Breakfast on Wednesday, June 14 from 8:30am through 10:00am in the Washington Room at Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Donna María Blancero, PhD., who will discuss her findings about Hispanic Millennials. Hartford Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez and Robert Cotto, Jr. will be honored for their leadership and for their work to make the community better through their respective fields.

Dr. Blancero is the co-author of “Ready or Not: Hispanic Millennials Are Here to Stay”, an insightful report that explains the perspectives of Millennials – the generation born between 1980 and 2000 – on topics like work ethic and style, discrimination, and life and work balance. She digs into the similarities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic Millennials and will help us understand how we can connect with them to close the generational gap at our workplaces.

Wildaliz Bermudez and Robert Cotto, Jr. are both very involved in community activism and education, and will be recognized as the 2017 Latino Progress Champions at the event.

“We look forward to learning how to work with the Hispanic Millennials, how to keep them engaged in our work and our communities, how to retain them and more importantly how to bridge the gap between generations,” indicates Yanil Terón, Executive Director for Center for Latino Progress. “Millennials like Wildaliz and Robert are an asset to any organization or business, and knowing what they want and need is crucial to everyone’s success.”

Online registration is accessible by clicking here. Proceeds from this event will support the programs and services at Center for Latino Progress – CT Puerto Rican Forum, including Transport Hartford Academy, BiCi Co, Construct Your Future, Best Chance, and immigration services.

To learn more the Center’s programs and services, to volunteer, or to donate, visit or call (860) 247-3227.

The Center for Latino Progress – CPRF is the largest Latino human development organization in Connecticut. Since 1978, The Center has sought to advance the socio-economic conditions of the community at large, with emphasis on Hispanics, through education, training, supportive services, leadership development, and advocacy. To donate, volunteer, or learn more about The Center, call (860) 247-3227 or visit