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Make Your Future: Choose College.

Make Your Future: Choose College.

October 06, 2011
Sometimes the most effective messages are told through moving images.
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HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

HB 56 A Devastating Blow To Alabama’s Classrooms

October 04, 2011
Last week, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) was outraged to learn that U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld some of the most egregious provisions of Alabama’s HB 56, the strictest anti-immigrant law in the nation. Bucking the trend set by courts across the country, Blackburn let stand provisions that would bring racial profiling into Alabama’s classrooms and undermine education.
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We Know What the Problem Is—We’re Here to Promote the Solutions

We Know What the Problem Is—We’re Here to Promote the Solutions

October 04, 2011
By now we know that there is more to improving Latino children’s nutrition outcomes than telling parents to buy healthier food. A whole host of economic and environmental factors—often called social determinants of health—affect a family’s ability to consistently buy and prepare affordable, nutritious meals.
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¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

¡FUERZA!  Stronger Economy, Stronger Latino Workers

October 03, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host its second annual Workforce Development Forum in Chicago at the DoubleTree Hotel Magnificent Mile on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. More than 400 people are expected to unite to discuss current topics related to the Chicago area and the nation’s Latino workers.
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¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores  latinos más fuertes

¡Fuerza!  economía más fuerte, trabajadores latinos más fuertes

October 03, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) será el anfitrión de su segundo foro anual sobre el Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral en Chicago, en el hotel DoubleTree Magnificent Mile, los días martes 11 y miércoles 12 de octubre. Se espera que se unan a este foro más de 400 personas para tratar los temas actuales que afectan el sector laboral de Chicago y a los trabajadores latinos de la nación.
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Preparing Latino Students for College and Career Success

Preparing Latino Students for College and Career Success

October 03, 2011
Getting ready to travel the road to college must start early. Students need to understand what it takes to prepare for and succeed in college.
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A Lot More Than Just Angst In Alabama

A Lot More Than Just Angst In Alabama

September 30, 2011
It is difficult to find the right words to express National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) outrage at U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn’s decision to let stand the most egregious provisions of HB 56, Alabama’s harsh and draconian version of Arizona’s infamous anti-immigrant and anti-Latino law.
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Tips for Shopping Healthy—on a Budget

Tips for Shopping Healthy—on a Budget

September 30, 2011
For the first time in U.S. history, Latino children make up the largest group of poor children in the country. According to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center released Wednesday, 6.1 million Latino children are living in poverty.
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Decision on Alabama’s HB56 Provokes Outrage and Disbelief in Latino Community, NCLR Says

Decision on Alabama’s HB56 Provokes Outrage and Disbelief in Latino Community, NCLR Says

September 29, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) expressed outrage at U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn’s decision to let stand the most egregious provisions of HB 56, the nation’s harshest and most draconian version of Arizona’s infamous anti-immigrant and anti-Latino law. Those provisions include allowing local law enforcement to pull over and detain people whom they suspect could be undocumented and, even more disturbing, requiring teachers and schools to collect information on the immigration status of their students.
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First of New Chat Series, #NCLRChats, to Focus on Factors Driving Child Obesity and Hunger

First of New Chat Series, #NCLRChats, to Focus on Factors Driving Child Obesity and Hunger

September 28, 2011
If you’ve been following the Comer Bien series, by now you know that Latino kids are going hungry at unacceptable rates and, at the same time, experiencing record levels of overweight and obesity. At the heart of both Latino child obesity and hunger is poor access to healthy foods.
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Helpful Tips on How to Get Involved in Your Child’s Education at Home

Helpful Tips on How to Get Involved in Your Child’s Education at Home

September 27, 2011
The National Council of La Raza is dedicated to promoting nurturing and meaningful relationships between parents and children. Recently, we have been looking at how our Parent Engagement programs achieve that goal.
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Health Equity Benefits Us All

Health Equity Benefits Us All

September 27, 2011
Health equity is about making the health system work for everyone. Broken policies contribute to widening health gaps in many communities that ultimately hurt our entire country. Indeed, a study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies shows that more than $82 million was added to the health costs of Latinos during a three-year period due to health errors, premature death, and other inequities in health care.
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Funding for Housing Counseling is back on the Table

Funding for Housing Counseling is back on the Table

September 26, 2011
In the current political atmosphere—where partisan politics seem to trump the needs of so many Americans—it’s encouraging to hear that some of our Congressmen are willing to protect programs that are so crucial to vulnerable communities. Among these programs is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling Assistance Program, which may be spared from deep spending cuts that would have bankrupted the program altogether.
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NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

NCLR Reacts to Proposal to Waive Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind

September 23, 2011
Today, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan took a bold step to reform our nation’s public schools by offering states the opportunity to improve their education systems in exchange for relief from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The proposal would put responsibility for achieving the goals of NCLB—to improve teacher quality, close achievement gaps, and ensure that every single child in America is afforded a quality education—squarely on the states.
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Success Stories: How Community Health Centers Support Improvements in Latino Children’s Nutrition

Success Stories: How Community Health Centers Support Improvements in Latino Children’s Nutrition

September 23, 2011
At Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving 24,000 individuals in the DC metropolitan region, our work is rewarded with the stories we hear every day from clients like Brenda, a 17-year-old high school student who lives with her parents and two younger sisters in Washington, DC.
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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

September 22, 2011
A decade ago there was little acknowledgment of the pervasive inequities in health care. At the annual Health Equity Summit in Oakland, California this past weekend, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard summed it up when she said, “Ten years ago health disparities weren’t even on the radar screen.” She went on in the spirit of celebration, emphasizing accomplishments that the diverse organizations in the room—and more often outside of it—have achieved by transforming the national dialogue.
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How Parents Can Raise Sound Readers

How Parents Can Raise Sound Readers

September 22, 2011
The key to raising successful readers ultimately relies on the foundation that we, as parents, construct for our children. Reading is essential in all subject areas, and indeed in every aspect of our lives.
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Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

Miami Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

September 21, 2011
A town hall forum held in Miami today brought together Latino seniors and community leaders who are concerned that the U.S. Congress may reduce the modest Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits that they rely on for most of their income and health care. Seniors who attended the forum hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), AARP, and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition voiced their opposition to potential cuts and told representatives of these groups about how reduced benefits could affect them and their families.
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Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

Latinos de Miami se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

September 21, 2011
En el foro municipal que tomo lugar hoy en Miami se reunieron líderes comunitarios y personas de mayor edad preocupados por la posibilidad de que el Congreso de EE.UU. reduzca las modestas prestaciones del Seguro Social, Medicare, y Medicaid de las que dependen para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Las personas de mayor edad que asistieron al foro, presentado por el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), AARP, y coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés), expresaron su oposición a los recortes potenciales, y les dijeron a los representantes de estos grupos cómo estos recortes les podría afectar a ellos y a sus familias.
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Getting Parents Involved Is a Vital First Step in Educational Success

Getting Parents Involved Is a Vital First Step in Educational Success

September 20, 2011
Parent engagement is an essential piece of the education puzzle. Parental involvement can take many forms, and this week’s "Spotlight on Education Excellence" highlights NCLR’s approach to this vital education reform element.
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