Latinos For Educational Advocacy and Diversity Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On August 18, over two hundred people attended the Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD) Statewide Headquarters ribbon-cutting ceremony.

By Tribuna Staff

On August 18, over two hundred people attended the Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity (LEAD) Statewide Headquarters ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center is situated right in the heart of downtown Danbury at 358 Main Street, and will be offering ESL classes, Civic Engagement Activities, Financial Literacy, and Latin American History and Culture educational options, and more. 

The organization was formed by a group of parents to be an active voice for families throughout the state of Connecticut.  

LEAD’s mission is focused on four pillars: Educational Options, Financial Literacy, Civic Engagement and Latin American History and Culture. 

Cultural performances and empowering speeches by community leaders and elected officials were the highlights of the ribbon-cutting event. 

“What an amazing sight, to see so many people united, people who believe that education shouldn’t be about politics – to see such a vast crowd supporting not only our proposed charter school but a new movement. LEAD has become a new way forward for a community who doesn’t want handouts but real opportunities. LEAD is a new shining path of empowerment," said Lucas Pimentel, LEAD CEO. 

For more information about LEAD, visit