Nearly 125 families celebrated their graduation from La Fuente Business Center’s ( MUJERES EMPRENDEDORAS (Women Entrepreneurs) Program on Saturday, October 14. The third annual event will take place at the Kroc Center (2825 Y St.) in South Omaha from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The MUJERES EMPRENDEDORAS (Women Entrepreneurs) program was started in May 2020 as a response to COVID-19, which had a profoundly negative economic impact on Omaha’s families of color. Many members of the Latino community are now turning to entrepreneurship as a way to supplement their income and afford basic necessities.

This is La Fuente’s third graduation ceremony, which will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 Spanish-speaking women who have completed the nonprofit’s Financial Education, Business Planning and Business Administration trainings. These programs lead participants through all stages of entrepreneurship, from managing personal finances properly as a foundation for business ownership to forming an LLC and managing and growing a small business over time. In the past year, La Fuente has helped these women and their families take an important step toward financial stability and generational wealth by planning for and opening small businesses in the childcare, construction, commercial and residential cleaning and food service industries.

For more information about La Fuente Business Center, visit or contact Kaylene Serrano, Program Coordinator, at / (402) 933-4466.