News Release

UnidosUS Adds Four Community Groups to Its Affiliate Network

Our newest members represent a diversity of locations, including Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) welcomes four new community-based groups to its national Affiliate Network of nearly 300 member organizations that champion Latinos throughout the United States. Among the new Affiliates are Corporación Desarrollo Económico Vivienda y Salud (CODEVyS), Inc. in Puerto Rico; Global Empowerment Development Corporation, Inc. in Florida; La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) in Texas and Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas in Austin.

“It is important to recognize the leadership role of Latino-serving organizations across the country and how their presence expands opportunities and strengthens communities, especially in these challenging times,” said UnidosUS COO Sonia Pérez. “The UnidosUS-Affiliate partnership is integral to our efforts and to advancing our mission, and we are honored to welcome these new partners from diverse Latino communities across the United States, whose devotion and expertise will enhance our capacity to meet the needs of Latino families and better their lives.”

UnidosUS’s Affiliates provide essential programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and use their knowledge to elevate the voices of our community on important issues facing the community. Through their work, these nonprofits offer financial education and counseling; help families buy and stay in their homes; provide social services; advocate for policies that support the well-being of Latino communities and promote public and civic participation.

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 nearly 300 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