Tomas Rivera Policy Institute - Policy institute examining issues such as education, political
participation of ethnic minorities, information technology, access to healthcare, economic well-being, media, and immigration.
Cinergia: Latin American Film - Cinergia was
created and is maintained by Sophia A. McClennen, Associate Professor Pennsylvania State University, with the help of scholars and
students of Hispanic cinema.
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) - Advances the economic condition, educational
attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.
Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) - A leading nonprofit Latino
litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF's mission is to
foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to
empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) - A network of approximately 75
community-based organizations led by Latin American and Caribbean immigrants. NALACC member organizations
are working to improve quality of life in their communities, both in the United States and in countries of origin. NALACC seeks to build transnational leadership capacity and increase immigrant civic participation, so that
immigrants can advocate effectively for public policies that address the root causes of migration, as well as addressing the challenges
faced by immigrants in the United States.
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - Headquartered in Washington, D.C. Works to reduce poverty and
discrimination, and improve life opportunities, for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated
community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of
Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in
five key areas - assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) - The mission of NDLON is
to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States. NDLON works to unify and strengthen member
organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to promote leadership development and to share best practices and models
to improve quality of life issues. Together, NDLON and its member organizations foster safer and more humane
environments for day laborers to seek employment and feed their loved ones.
Pew Hispanic Center - Strives to inform debate on latino issues through dissemination of its research
to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the media: Demography, Economics, Education, Identity, Immigration,
Health, Military, Surveys, Transcripts.
Presente - A national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.
Voto Latino - A non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement and registering
Latinos to vote. Voto Latino engages the community with the latest technology, including apps, blogs, videos, polls, and
William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI) - A policy analysis organization that conducts research aimed at
improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities.
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