What We Do


Connect – Over the past ten years, GBLN’s signature social and professional networking events have, attracted supporters and new members to the network. These activities, which include GBLN’s Annual Sunset Cruise, and Parranda Navideña, as well as personal/professional development workshops and featured speakers, offer opportunities for members to network grow and share their expertise.

Engage – GBLN prides itself on not duplicating efforts. Instead it focuses on engaging the Latino community to volunteer, participate, and support existing initiatives and to utilize existing resources.  GBLN has amassed over 2,500 email contacts, Facebook friends, and LinkedIn contacts across the state and beyond.  It utilizes this targeted list to effectively deliver information and opportunities in keeping with its mission. 

Serve – GBLN trains and engages Latino youth and adults to civic duty and encourages its network to serve in elected office, on boards, committees and commissions, to engage in important issues and to serve where needed. GBLN has been recognized by the American Red Cross for helping to increase Latino blood donors in Bridgeport and by the Latino Puerto Rican Affairs Commission for its youth Civic Engagement Program.