After attending a youth services program, a Hispanic American boy leans on the railing at the main entrance of La Alianza Hispana headquarters, 409 Dudley Street, Roxbury, Mass.
Beginning in 1970, La Alianza Hispana has offered programs to Latino youths. Youth services have since grown in three areas: children's services, counseling and advocacy, and education. In 1978, the Youth Development Unit of La Alianza Hispana was established and expanded services to include: summer camp; summer youth recreational programs; substance abuse intervention and prevention; adolescent counseling; support groups for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth; cultural arts programs; recreational activities; after school and tutoring programs; General Equivalency Diploma test preparation; English as a second language courses; and vocational and educational counseling.
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