National Info and Resources

Today is: May 29, 2017

HCCL is pleased to refer you to the following national organizations who are also valuable resources for your interest in the Latino community:

1.  Americas Society/Council of the Americas  (AS/COA):   www.as-coa.org

680 Park Avenue (@ 68th St)
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-628-3200212;  Fax: 212-628-3200

Americas Society (AS) is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary, political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment  to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council’s membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.

2.  National Council of La Raza (NCLR) www.nclr.org

NCLR Headquarters:
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-4845
Tel. (202) 785-1670 / Fax (202) 776-1792

comments@nclr.org

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve 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. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.

Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Washington, DC.  NCLR serves all Hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country and has regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, and San Antonio.

3.  National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) www.nabe.org

8707 Georgia Avenue, Suite 611
Silver Springs, MD  20910
Tel: 240-450-3700 / Fax: 240-450-3799

NABE’s Mission is to advocate for our nation’s Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, peaogogy, research & professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural & linguistic diversity.

NABE is the only professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education Professionals.

4. Hispanic Scholarship Fund www.hsf.net

55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA  94105
877-HSF-INFO 

The Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $330 million in scholarships over the past 36 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.  HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come.

5. The Pew Hispanic Center:   www.pewhispanic.org

Pew Hispanic Center
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5610
info@pewhispanic.org
Main Tel:  202.419.3600  /  Fax:  202.419.3608
Media & Information Line: 202.419.3606

Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation. The Center does not take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity based in Philadelphia.

The Pew Hispanic Center conducts and commissions studies on a wide range of topics with the aim of presenting research that at once meets the most rigorous scientific standards and is accessible to the interested public. The Center also regularly conducts public opinion surveys that aim to illuminate Latino views on a range of social matters and public policy issues.

6. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce www.ushcc.com & The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation www.ushccfoundation.org

1424 K Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 1.800.USHCC86 or 202.842.1212
Fax: 202.842.3221

Hispanic businesses are the single fastest growing segment of small businesses in the country. Close to 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses now generate almost $400 billion in annual revenues. These businesses, traditionally underserved, have often forged together to create local Hispanic chambers of commerce throughout the United States. Today, Hispanic chambers of commerce can be found by the hundreds throughout the nation; from San Diego to Boston and San Francisco to Miami

In 1979, several dedicated Hispanic leaders realized the enormous potential of the Hispanic business community in the United States and envisioned the need for a national organization to represent its interests before the public and private sectors. Later that year, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) was incorporated in the state of New Mexico, creating a structured organization aimed at developing a business network that would provide the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength.

7. League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) www.lulac.org

National Office
1133 19th Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20036
Tel:  202-833-6130 / Fax:  202-833-6135

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Hispanics were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most

The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

LULAC has fought for full access to the political process and equal educational opportunity for all Hispanics. LULAC’s continues to play an active role in these efforts. LULAC councils across the United States hold voter registration drives, citizenship awareness sessions, sponsor health fairs and tutorial programs, and raise scholarship money for the LULAC National Scholarship Fund. This fund, in conjunction with LNESC (LULAC National Educational Service Centers), has assisted almost 10 percent of the 1.1 million Hispanic students who have gone to college.

LULAC Councils have also responded to an alarming increase in xenophobia and anti-Hispanic sentiment. They have held seminars and public symposiums on language and immigration issues. In addition, LULAC officers have used television and radio to protest against the “English Only” movement, which seeks to limit the public (and in some cases, private) use of minority languages.

Miscellaneous helpful sites:

USAID
www.usaid.gov

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
www.uschamber.com

U.S. Department of Commerce
www.doc.gov

U.S. Department of Energy
www.energy.gov

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov

U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov