El Centro is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization working to empower Latinx individuals with financial literacy and entrepreneurial training in Spanish. El Centro meets its mission by providing individual consultations and small group workshops for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs as well as those interested in strengthening their financial and credit habits. El Centro manages the only Latino dedicated business incubator in the state of Louisiana and Latinx focused VITA site in the Greater New Orleans Area.
Lindsey Navarro is the founder and Executive Director of El Centro Inc., a nonprofit providing financial literacy and business training to the Latino community in south Louisiana. Since launching in 2018, El Centro has served nearly 1,300 Spanish speaking individuals. Prior to launching the organization, Navarro spent 7 years working with LiftFund, where she helped to deploy more than $1.2 million in microloans to Latino entrepreneurs across Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee.