JUNTA for Progressive Action is a left-of-center immigration advocacy group working in the New Haven, Connecticut Latino community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, JUNTA created a fund to support rent payments for New Haven residents without legal immigration status. 
Board of Directors
JUNTA’s board of directors is chaired by Letamarie Highsmith, who also sits on the advisory board of Jane Doe No More, an organization for sexual assault survivors.  JUNTA’s vice chair is Adriana Joseph. 
JUNTA treasurer Frederic DePourcq is a member of Yale Health’s Patient and Family Council and the Yale LGBTQ Steering Committee.  Liam Brennan, JUNTA secretary, was formerly an assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice and is currently the executive director of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. 
JUNTA’s staff is led by interim executive director Bruni Pizarro. Previously, Pizzaro worked on the Environment and Climate Change Committee of New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker’s (D) transition team.  In 2017, Pizzaro completed a fellowship with the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, a left-of-center grantmaking organization that promotes environmentalist projects. 
JUNTA organizes three programs to support left-of-center initiatives in New Haven. JUNTA 360 offers immigrant legal services and works with participants to secure government benefits.  JUNTA Rises works with participants to provide job and skills training to members of the New Haven Latino community.  JUNTA Youth offers various educational and leadership development services to Latino children and young adults.  JUNTA also has a partnership with the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), appointing Latino “Cultural Ambassadors” to expand its reach within the Latino community. 
JUNTA receives a substantial amount of government support for its programming, with government grants composing 38% ($195,857) of JUNTA’s total contributions ($513,157) in 2018.  This is a decrease from previous years, with government grants representing 44% of JUNTA’s total contributions in 2017 and 58% of total contributions in 2016.  
According to the organization’s tax return, JUNTA spent a total of $432,600 on its programs in 2018.