News Release

Community Organizations Join NCLR Affiliate Network at Crucial Time

NCLR welcomes four Latino-serving groups from Illinois, New York, Ohio and Puerto Rico

February 16, 2017

Kathy Mimberg
(202) 776-1714

WASHINGTON, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced today that four new community-based groups have joined the 260 member organizations in its national Affiliate Network that work to create opportunities for Latinos throughout the nation. The new members to NCLR’s network include Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA) in Chicago; Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC, Inc. in Woodside, New York; Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development in Cleveland; and One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

“This is an important time for Latino-serving organizations throughout the nation to come together to ensure we are protecting the gains we have made as a community and defending against potential policies that would hinder our progress,” said Delia de la Vara, NCLR Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Development and Affiliate Engagement. “NCLR collaborates closely with the community groups in our national Affiliate Network and we are pleased to welcome these four new members who share with all of us a mission and proud history of helping Latinos achieve their dreams.”

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NCLR’s Affiliates provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and use their expertise to give voice to issues facing Latinos. Through their work, these nonprofits provide educational tools for children and adults, prepare workers to enter the labor force, facilitate the integration of immigrants into schools and the workforce, register people to vote, provide health services, help families purchase and stay in their homes, and promote policies that support the well-being of Latino families.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to build a stronger America by creating opportunities for Latinos. For more information on NCLR, please visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.