GBLN’s mission is to promote community engagement to address the socio-economic issues affecting Latinos through networking, communication, collaboration and education. It was formed in 2004. It is a well-established community-supported and diverse network of organizations and individuals sharing news, information, ideas, opportunities and services. It has effectively utilized its Community News E-blast to serve as an informational clearinghouse and conduit to its 2500+ network and Facebook friends. The e-blasts promote a variety of events, opportunities, announcements and activities sponsored by GBLN and other groups in the network.