United Bronx Parents

New York
United Bronx Parents, Inc. (UBP) began as a grassroots coalition of Puerto Rican parents and activists who grew concerned with the quality of their children’s education. Evelina Lopez Antonetty brought her own experiences in organizing to UBP and led workshops that trained parents to advocate for bilingual schools, modern curriculums, and free lunches. It later joined the larger social service organization, Acacia Network, signaling a shift from an activist group to a nonprofit service provider.