News Release

UnidosUS Welcomes Seven Community Groups to Its Affiliate Network

The network’s newest members represent diverse states, including Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Texas

February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) announced today that seven new community-based groups have joined its national Affiliate Network of more than 260 member organizations that champion Latinos throughout the nation. Among the new members are Casa Central, in Chicago; Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, in Knoxville; Enterprising Latinas, in Wimauma, Florida; Hispanic Brotherhood, in Rockville Centre, New York; Hispanic Community Services, Inc., in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc., in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and SER Jobs for Progress, in Houston.

“At this moment, it is more vital than ever that we lift up the critical work of Latino-serving organizations across the country and the positive impact it has on so many people,” said Sonia Pérez, UnidosUS COO. “The UnidosUS-Affiliate partnership is central to our efforts to advance our mission, and we are thrilled to welcome new partners from diverse Latino communities around the United States, whose voices and expertise will strengthen our ability to improve the lives of Latino families.”

For more information about UnidosUS’s new Affiliate organizations:

UnidosUS’s Affiliates provide key programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and use their expertise to amplify Latino voices on important issues facing the community. Through their work, these nonprofits provide educational tools for children and adults, prepare workers for the labor force, facilitate the integration of immigrants into schools and the workforce, register people to vote, provide health and nutrition services, offer financial counseling, help families buy and stay in their homes and promote policies that support the well-being of Latino families.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of more than 260 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Gabriela Montell
gmontell@unidosus.org
(202) 776-1768