We’ve been a trusted resource for the Latino and Spanish-speaking immigrant community in Austin for more than 30 years. Ninety percent of the families we serve are Latino, and 93% of our clients live on incomes under 200% of the federal poverty level.
During normal operations, El Buen provides education programs like ESL and digital literacy classes, workforce development, child and adolescent development programs like after-school tutoring and summer camps, access to health services, access to healthy food at no cost, and organic gardening. These services are provided by bilingual bicultural staff that includes community health workers (CHWs), volunteers, and health and social services practitioners. In FY19, El Buen served more than 6,000 individuals across these programs, including more than 4,000 in our food pantry.