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Mario Bueno serves as executive director and adult education director of Progreso Latino, a multi-service community-based organization located in Central Falls, RI. Progreso Latino strives to empower Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change. Mr. Bueno is also the founder and past director of the United Workers Committee (now called Fuerza Laboral), the only immigrant workers’ rights center in the state. Mr. Bueno received a BA in economics and political science from the University of Rhode Island and an M.ED in educational leadership from Rhode Island College.