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Celebrating a Victory for Common Sense and for Our Nation

Celebrating a Victory for Common Sense and for Our Nation

June 15, 2015
Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States the opportunity to obtain temporary relief from deportation. Since its implementation, DACA has helped more than 664,600 young people continue and expand their contributions to their communities while bringing a measure of stability to families across the country. Building on DACA and expanding deferred action will allow recipients to earn higher wages, resulting in an increase to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $230 billion over the next 10 years, according to the Center for American Progress.
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Foro del NCLR Resalta los Programas de California Dirigidos a Los Jóvenes Latinos

Foro del NCLR Resalta los Programas de California Dirigidos a Los Jóvenes Latinos

June 10, 2015
Hoy, un foro organizado por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y AltaMed ofreció observaciones y análisis de expertos en educación y servicios sociales quienes hablaron sobre los programas innovadores de California que ayudan a los jóvenes hispanos en riesgo a desarrollar la experiencia, las aptitudes y el plan que necesitan para un futuro productivo y exitoso.
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NCLR Forum Spotlights California Programs for Young Latinos

NCLR Forum Spotlights California Programs for Young Latinos

June 10, 2015
At a forum held today by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and AltaMed Health Services, experts in education and social services discussed innovative programs in California that are helping at-risk Hispanic youth develop the experience, skills and road map they need for a successful, productive future.
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NCLR Destaca el Hambre y La Nutrición Infantil en su Nueva Serie de Salud de los Latinos

NCLR Destaca el Hambre y La Nutrición Infantil en su Nueva Serie de Salud de los Latinos

June 10, 2015
Con las vacaciones de verano en el horizonte, este periodo puede ser especialmente arriesgado para los niños del país, ya que muchos perderán el acceso a las comidas balanceadas que se ofrecen durante el año escolar gratis o a precio rebajado.
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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: NCLR Highlights Child Nutrition and Hunger in Latino Health Series

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: NCLR Highlights Child Nutrition and Hunger in Latino Health Series

June 09, 2015
With summer vacation on the horizon, this can be a particularly vulnerable time for the nation’s children, as many will lose access to free or reduced-priced balanced meals offered during the school year.
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NCLR Celebrates One Year of Successful Student Science Engagement Programs with Family Museum Day

NCLR Celebrates One Year of Successful Student Science Engagement Programs with Family Museum Day

June 08, 2015
More than 300 students and their parents from throughout the Washington, D.C., area convened at the National Museum of Natural History on Sunday to celebrate a successful first year of the Children Investigating Science with Parents and Afterschool (CHISPA) program. Funded by the National Science Foundation, CHISPA was developed through a collaboration with NCLR (National Council of La Raza), ASPIRA Association and a network of 11 science museums located in cities with growing Latino populations.
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Foro en Los Angeles Examina Estrategias de Éxito para Ayudar a Los Jóvenes Latinos en Riesgo

Foro en Los Angeles Examina Estrategias de Éxito para Ayudar a Los Jóvenes Latinos en Riesgo

June 03, 2015
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y AltaMed llevarán a cabo un foro, el miércoles 10 de junio, para discutir los programas comunitarios integrales y adaptados culturalmente del estado que ayudan a mantener a los jóvenes latinos fuera del sistema de justicia juvenil. Además de los expertos en educación, entre los panelistas estarán adolescentes que participan en el programa de liderazgo juvenil del NCLR y la Dra. Patricia Foxen, autora del informe “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words (La resiliencia de la juventud latina: en sus propias palabras)” que incluyó entre sus sujetos investigados a jóvenes latinos de Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles Forum to Examine Successful Strategies for Helping At-Risk Latino Youth

Los Angeles Forum to Examine Successful Strategies for Helping At-Risk Latino Youth

June 03, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and AltaMed Health Services will host a forum on Wednesday, June 10, to examine the comprehensive, culturally sensitive community programs in California that help keep Latino youth out of the juvenile justice system. In addition to education experts, speakers will include teenagers from NCLR’s youth leadership program and Dr. Patricia Foxen, author of the NCLR report, “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words,” which included young Latinos from Los Angeles among the research subjects.
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NCLR Calls on Florida State Leadership to Help Nearly One Million Floridians Obtain Health Coverage

NCLR Calls on Florida State Leadership to Help Nearly One Million Floridians Obtain Health Coverage

June 01, 2015
As the Florida State Legislature prepares to reconvene this afternoon to begin a special session, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is calling on state leaders to move forward on legislation that will help close the health coverage gap for nearly one million Floridians, including 200,000 Latinos.
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Peer Support Shown to Relieve Community Health Burdens, Reduce Costs, and Improve Access to Care

Peer Support Shown to Relieve Community Health Burdens, Reduce Costs, and Improve Access to Care

May 27, 2015
Today, Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) issued a report from their joint conference, held this spring.
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Setback in Fifth Circuit Delays Social and Economic Benefits of Immigration Executive Actions

Setback in Fifth Circuit Delays Social and Economic Benefits of Immigration Executive Actions

May 26, 2015
Earlier today, a panel of judges for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to grant an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of immigration relief programs created through executive action. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is disappointed in this decision, which leaves millions of American families in limbo as they wait to apply for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is not the end of legal proceedings on this matter, however, as an appeal of the preliminary injunction is scheduled for the week of July 6.
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NCLR: Relief Delayed is Relief Denied to Millions Families and to Our Country

NCLR: Relief Delayed is Relief Denied to Millions Families and to Our Country

May 19, 2015
In late 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to extend deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants through the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and the expansion of the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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El NCLR y Wells Fargo Ayudan a los Latinos a Seguir Carreras en el Sector Financiero

El NCLR y Wells Fargo Ayudan a los Latinos a Seguir Carreras en el Sector Financiero

May 13, 2015
El Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy un nuevo programa plurianual de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral en asociación con Wells Fargo. El propósito de este programa es generar interés en las carreras del sector de servicios financieros y alentar a los latinos de la generación del milenio a seguirlas. El programa, “Los latinos de la generación del milenio en carreras y estudios universitarios”, proporciona a los jóvenes latinos de la generación del milenio que van a ingresar en la fuerza laboral una variedad de herramientas, recursos e información valiosa necesarios para emprender carreras y potencialmente conseguir empleo en el área de servicios financieros.
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NCLR and Wells Fargo Help Latinos Pursue Careers in Financial Services

NCLR and Wells Fargo Help Latinos Pursue Careers in Financial Services

May 13, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today announced a new, multiyear workforce development program in partnership with Wells Fargo to raise awareness about careers in financial services, encouraging Latino millennials to apply. The program, Latino Millennials in College and Careers, provides young Latinos entering the workforce a range of tools, resources and information needed to pursue careers and potentially gain employment in financial services.
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NCLR Releases Latino Agenda, Highlights Risk of Ignoring Latino Electorate’s Priorities

NCLR Releases Latino Agenda, Highlights Risk of Ignoring Latino Electorate’s Priorities

May 12, 2015
Today, at a briefing for reporters with representatives from Latino Decisions and the Center for American Progress, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) released “Investing in Our Future: A Latino Policy Agenda for the 114th Congress,” a comprehensive look at issues and legislation that affect the Latino community and recommendations for action at the federal and state levels.
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NCLR Report Finds Latinos in California Least Likely to Have a Workplace Retirement Plan

NCLR Report Finds Latinos in California Least Likely to Have a Workplace Retirement Plan

May 06, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), with support from The Prudential Foundation, released a report, “Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California.” The report found that compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Latinos in California are the least likely to work for an employer that offers a retirement plan. The report also revealed that even among Latinos who have access to a plan at work, participation and savings are relatively low.
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Los Latinos en California Tienen Menos Probabilidades de Tener un Plan de Jubilación en Su Trabajo

Los Latinos en California Tienen Menos Probabilidades de Tener un Plan de Jubilación en Su Trabajo

May 06, 2015
Hoy, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR por sus siglas en inglés) con el apoyo de Prudential Foundation, publicó el informe "Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California"(Cómo Preparar Mejor a los Latinos que se Jubilan en California). El informe reveló que en comparación con otros grupos raciales y étnicos, los latinos de California son los que tienen menos probabilidades de trabajar para un empleador que les ofrezca un plan de jubilación.
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NCLR Partners to Help Close Achievement Gaps for Young Men of Color

NCLR Partners to Help Close Achievement Gaps for Young Men of Color

May 04, 2015
Earlier today, President Obama spoke at the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a nonprofit that aims to help close the achievement gap for young men of color.
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Forty Percent of Latinos Would See a Raise Under New Minimum Wage Proposal

Forty Percent of Latinos Would See a Raise Under New Minimum Wage Proposal

April 30, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauded Senator Patty Murray (D–Wash.) and Representative Bobby Scott (D–Va.) for introducing the “Raise the Wage Act,” which would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.
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Expertos Forman un Panel Sobre Nuevos Enfoques Para Preparar a Los Hispanos Para Su Jubilación

Expertos Forman un Panel Sobre Nuevos Enfoques Para Preparar a Los Hispanos Para Su Jubilación

April 29, 2015
Nuestra nación enfrenta una crisis inminente relacionada con la jubilación. Más de la mitad de todos los estadounidenses que trabajan en la actualidad no están preparados para tener una jubilación que sea financieramente segura. Los latinos, que conforman la mayor parte del crecimiento de la fuerza laboral entre 2010 y 2050, representan más de la mitad de los siete millones de californianos que trabajan para empleadores que no ofrecen ningún plan de jubilación.
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