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People En Español and NCLR Host the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Official After-Party

People En Español and NCLR Host the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards® Official After-Party

September 14, 2011
The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards capped off the star-studded show taping with the official People En Español/NCLR VIP Post-Party on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, California. This is the second year that People En Español and NCLR teamed up to present the official after-party to congratulate and celebrate the evening’s ALMA Awards winners.
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Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

Weak Economy a Key Factor in Growing Poverty among Hispanics Throughout 2010

September 14, 2011
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal significant increases in poverty among Latinos during 2010, reflecting the weak economic recovery and continuing unemployment crises, according to new analysis by NCLR (National Council of La Raza). These data show the need to focus sharply on policies that improve the economy and reduce joblessness while helping people most affected by unemployment weather the storm.
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Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

Los premios ALMA® del NCLR, presentando a las estrellas más famosas del momento

September 14, 2011
Los premios ALMA® 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), fue un evento estelar grabado el sábado 10 de septiembre en el Auditorio Cívico de Santa Mónica, y dio lugar a la noche más importante en la televisión dedicada al talento artístico latino. El programa de la entrega de premios se transmitirá en NBC este viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM tiempo estándar del este (EDT).
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Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

Foro comunitario tratará el tema del seguro social

September 14, 2011
En respuesta a la creciente amenaza de posibles recortes al programa del Seguro Social, un programa conjunto, que provee una red de seguridad financiera a muchos ancianos y personas discapacitadas en el país, NCLR (El Consejo Nacional de la Raza), Latinos por un Retiro Seguro (LSR) y AARP llevarán a cabo un foro abierto sobre la importancia del programa para miles de familias hispanas y para el estado de la Florida. El foro, que será conducido en español, comenzará a las 10:00am el miércoles, 21 de septiembre, en el Dade County Auditorium, ubicado en 2901 W. Flagler St. en Miami. El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, y contará con la participación del Alcalde Tomas Regalado, y panelistas de NCLR, AARP, y el Consejo Laboral para el Desarrollo Latino Americano, como también otros expertos en el tema.
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Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

Town Hall to Address Latinos and Social Security

September 14, 2011
As concern grows over potential cuts to the financial safety net for America’s seniors and disabled, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR), and AARP will host a town hall on Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Florida. The Spanish-language forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Dade County Auditorium, located at 2901 W. Flagler St. in Miami. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Mayor Tomas Regalado and speakers from NCLR, AARP, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and others.
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Achieving Educational Success Requires an Early Start

Achieving Educational Success Requires an Early Start

September 13, 2011
Hispanics account for an increasingly large population in the United States, but our unequal access to and enrollment in quality education leads to a disproportionate achievement gap. This gap is especially apparent when it comes to early childhood education (ECE). Although Latino children make up the majority of children under the age of five, they continue to have a lower enrollment in ECE programs.
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The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®, Featuring Today’s Hottest Stars, Airs Friday, September 16 On NBC

September 13, 2011
The 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards taped a star-studded event on Saturday, September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, delivering the biggest night on television showcasing Latinos. The awards program will air this Friday, September 16, 8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.
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The Space Between

The Space Between

September 09, 2011
This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. That fateful day forever changed America in so many profound ways, not the least of which is our entry into a war with Afghanistan, the longest war in our country’s history.
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Saving Jobs, Saving Homes, and Building a Better Future

Saving Jobs, Saving Homes, and Building a Better Future

September 09, 2011
In this era of budget slashing, some cuts just don’t make sense, particularly when they push families further away from achieving the American Dream of homeownership and threaten our nation’s economic and job stability.
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What Parents Should Look for As States Implement the Common Core State Standards

What Parents Should Look for As States Implement the Common Core State Standards

September 09, 2011
Where goals and consistency in education are concerned, the past two years have brought positive developments. For the first time, education standards across the majority of states will provide our young people, parents, and teachers with a clear understanding of what students need to know in order to be successful at the end of high school, regardless of where they live.
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Climbing the Mountain Together:  Culturally Appropriate Approaches to Health Care and Nutrition

Climbing the Mountain Together:  Culturally Appropriate Approaches to Health Care and Nutrition

September 09, 2011
The patients who walk through the doors of La Clínica del Pueblo every day have many mountains to climb. Most of our patients are Limited English Proficient (LEP) and work two or three low-wage jobs. Many are supporting two families—one here and one back in their home country.
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Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

Additional Talent Added To All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards®

September 09, 2011
Bolstering the packed all-star lineup, NCLR is pleased to announce that Pitbull and Gloria Estefan will perform at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards®. Danny Trejo, Michael Trevino, Lauren Vélez, and Tristan Wilds will also join the long list of stars who will present at the only English-language Latino awards show on television.
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Adopting Common Standards Is Only the Beginning—We Need to Ensure Effective Implementation

Adopting Common Standards Is Only the Beginning—We Need to Ensure Effective Implementation

September 09, 2011
Success in education is necessary for upward socioeconomic mobility. However, not every student has an opportunity to access higher education. In particular, Latino and English language learner (ELL) students—large and growing populations in the U.S. school system—tend to graduate from high school without the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the demands of college and a globally competitive workforce.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Applauds President Obama For Jobs Plan

September 09, 2011
Calling President Obama’s speech on jobs a “welcome and necessary charge to Congress to tackle the unemployment crisis head on,” Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), urged leaders in Washington to enact policies that will directly create jobs in communities that are still reeling from the economic downturn.
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Common Standards in the Real World

Common Standards in the Real World

September 08, 2011
Yesterday we featured a blog post that highlighted the tools that NCLR has created to help parents, educators, and advocates understand and implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Today we want bring to you the teachers who are currently doing the heavy lifting that is required for CCSS to work.
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“If There’s Some Left Over, I Eat”:  What New USDA Numbers Mean for Latino Families

“If There’s Some Left Over, I Eat”:  What New USDA Numbers Mean for Latino Families

September 07, 2011
On a visit to San Antonio, I sat in a living room with Velma, a retired chef and grandmother raising six grandsons who range in age from eight to 16. Velma had agreed to be interviewed as part of NCLR’s Comer Bien story and video collection project, which features Latino families sharing their experiences putting food on the table and highlights multiple factors that affect Hispanics’ access to nutritious food.
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Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

Florida at a Crossroads: Immigration Integration or Criminalization?

September 07, 2011
As the 2012 election nears, the issue of immigration reform will likely be a subject of intense debate. Several states throughout the nation, most notably Arizona and most recently Alabama, have passed controversial immigration measures that have severe civil rights implications. Several months ago, attempts to pass a similar bill in Florida failed; however, the federal government’s inability to pass a national reform bill will likely encourage proponents of the anti-immigrant bill to reignite their efforts during the next state legislative session.
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Providing the Tools for Success in the Common Standards Movement

Providing the Tools for Success in the Common Standards Movement

September 07, 2011
Here is the reality: despite being a large and growing share of the U.S. student population, only 56% of Latino students graduate with a regular diploma, compared to 77% of their White peers. This stark disparity leaves a disproportionate number of Latinos unprepared for college and unqualified for good jobs. If things don’t change, Latinos will not have the same opportunities to buy a house, afford health insurance, or send their own kids to college.
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“Helping to Do It All”:  The Role of SNAP in Keeping Latino Families’ Heads above Water

“Helping to Do It All”:  The Role of SNAP in Keeping Latino Families’ Heads above Water

September 02, 2011
Geanette’s experiences, featured in this video vignette and NCLR’s story booklet, capture both the hard struggles of millions of Latino families and some of the smart program strategies that can make those struggles easier.
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An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

An All-Star Lineup for the 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® Announced

September 01, 2011
An all-star lineup for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® was revealed today, which features Jessica Alba, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Canals-Barrera, Cote de Pablo, David Henrie, Eva La Rue, Mario Lopez, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Peña, Aubrey Plaza, and Naya Rivera, as well as a live performance by Demi Lovato, for the one-hour prime time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. Additional presenters, performances, and talent will be announced shortly.
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