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Hundreds of Volunteers from NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal Partner to Improve Communities Nationwide

Hundreds of Volunteers from NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal Partner to Improve Communities Nationwide

April 23, 2015
NCLR (The National Council of La Raza) and Comcast NBCUniversal will team up on Saturday, April 25 to make change happen at projects across the country as part of Comcast Cares Day, Comcast’s companywide celebration of their year-round commitment to volunteerism. Together, NCLR and Comcast NBCUniversal volunteers will work on 16 projects with local NCLR community organizations.
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NCLR Will Head to Orlando in 2016 to Host Largest Annual National Gathering of Latino Leaders

NCLR Will Head to Orlando in 2016 to Host Largest Annual National Gathering of Latino Leaders

April 22, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the selection of Orlando, Fla., as the host of the 2016 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo®. The NCLR Annual Conference is the nation’s largest annual gathering of leaders, advocates, elected officials, business executives and change-makers whose work impacts the Latino community. The National Latino Family Expo is one of the largest events in the country focused on resources and activities for the Latino family, averaging 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.
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New Peer Support Program Handbooks Help Communities Meet Healthcare Challenges

New Peer Support Program Handbooks Help Communities Meet Healthcare Challenges

April 22, 2015
Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced the release of two essential guides to enable accelerated implementation and scale-up of peer support programs in order to meet global healthcare challenges.
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Cuando Se Trata del Seguro Social, Vale Esperar

Cuando Se Trata del Seguro Social, Vale Esperar

April 21, 2015
Los latinos en los estados unidos están viviendo más años que nunca. De hecho, los latinos americanos tienen un promedio de esperanza de vida más altos que sus compañeros blancos o negros en el país. Con la buena fortuna de vivir una vida más larga también viene la necesidad de preparar para un retiro más largo. El Seguro Social provee seguridad económica crítica para los retirados quienes contribuyen parte de sus ingresos al sistema mientras que están en la fuerza laboral.
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When It Comes to Social Security, Waiting is Worth It

When It Comes to Social Security, Waiting is Worth It

April 21, 2015
Latinos in the United States are living longer than ever. In fact, Hispanic Americans have higher life expectancies than their Black and White counterparts.
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President Obama and Congress Make CHIP Reauthorization a Reality

President Obama and Congress Make CHIP Reauthorization a Reality

April 17, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among other things.
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NCLR Applauds Bipartisan Effort On Education Bill; Remains Concerned About Accountability

NCLR Applauds Bipartisan Effort On Education Bill; Remains Concerned About Accountability

April 17, 2015
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted unanimously to send the “Every Child Achieves Act” to the Senate floor. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the leadership of Chairman Lamar Alexander (R–TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D–WA) on their bipartisan work in moving the bill this far.
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NCLR Welcomes Task Force Recommendations Aimed at Supporting Immigrant Integration

NCLR Welcomes Task Force Recommendations Aimed at Supporting Immigrant Integration

April 15, 2015
Yesterday, the Task Force on New Americans issued its first report to President Obama, recommending ways that the federal government can more effectively support the successful integration of new Americans. As part of the president’s executive actions announced last November to address the nation’s broken immigration system, the Task Force was formed to recommend federal strategies that will strengthen communities and maximize the contributions of immigrants, who today represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. labor force. The Task Force solicited input from a wide array of stakeholders, including NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and its vast Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations throughout the United States.
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NCLR: ESEA Bill An Encouraging Step Forward, But More Needs To Be Done

NCLR: ESEA Bill An Encouraging Step Forward, But More Needs To Be Done

April 09, 2015
This week Sens. Patty Murray (D–Wash.) and Lamar Alexander (R–Tenn.) unveiled the “Every Child Achieves Act,” a bipartisan bill aimed at overhauling the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Since its passage in 1965, ESEA has played a key role in guiding educational resources and providing support for students in the nation’s most vulnerable communities. The new proposal aims to update the current iteration of ESEA, known as No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007.
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NCLR Joins Amicus Brief Asking Court to Allow Implementation of President’s Immigration Actions

NCLR Joins Amicus Brief Asking Court to Allow Implementation of President’s Immigration Actions

April 07, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined 153 civil, labor and immigrant rights groups in an amicus brief in support of two Department of Homeland Security programs that will strengthen families, national security and the economy by allowing millions of immigrants to apply for relief from deportation. The brief was one among several supporting the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which are currently blocked by a federal district court.
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NCLR: Cinco maneras en las que debemos ayudar a los jóvenes latinos para que tengan éxito

NCLR: Cinco maneras en las que debemos ayudar a los jóvenes latinos para que tengan éxito

March 12, 2015
En un foro dedicado a la juventud latina que se llevó a cabo al mediodía, la Dra. Patricia Foxen, directora adjunta de investigación del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza), presentó su estudio más reciente titulado “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words” (La resiliencia de la juventud latina: en sus propias palabras). Este estudio se enfoca en las historias de esos jóvenes hispanos de segunda generación que lidiaron con la pobreza, discriminación o desvinculación y que superaron esos obstáculos para convertirse en seres productivos que contribuyen a la sociedad.
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NCLR: Five Ways We Must Help Latino Youth Achieve Success

NCLR: Five Ways We Must Help Latino Youth Achieve Success

March 11, 2015
At a noon forum today focused on Latino youth, Dr. Patricia Foxen, Deputy Director of Research at NCLR (National Council of La Raza), introduced her recently authored study, “Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words,” which focuses on the stories of young, second-generation American Latinos who struggled to cope with poverty, discrimination or disengagement but overcame those obstacles to become productive, contributing members of society.
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NCLR and Community Leaders Demand Republicans Reject Extremist Colleagues’ Actions on Immigration

NCLR and Community Leaders Demand Republicans Reject Extremist Colleagues’ Actions on Immigration

March 06, 2015
On Wednesday, leaders from NCLR (National Council of La Raza), its national Affiliate Network of community-based organizations and its youth Líderes Congreso joined together to denounce the continued pursuit of an anti-immigrant agenda and attacks on President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.
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NCLR President Janet Murguía:  “Republicans Have Allowed Extreme Voices To Become The Mainstream”

NCLR President Janet Murguía:  “Republicans Have Allowed Extreme Voices To Become The Mainstream”

March 06, 2015
During the keynote address at the 2015 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía warned the Republican Party about the political consequences of their rhetoric and policies that are adversely affecting not only the Latino community, but the entire nation’s best interests.
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NCLR’s Youth Summit and Monumental Scholars Project Expand Opportunities for Latino Students

NCLR’s Youth Summit and Monumental Scholars Project Expand Opportunities for Latino Students

March 04, 2015
On March 4–6 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will host visiting Escalera Program participants from throughout the country during the Escalera Summit and Líderes Congreso, a part of the 2015 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days. Since its inception in 2001, the NCLR Escalera Program has worked to improve educational and career outcomes for Latinos. Conceived to address the lack of culturally relevant program models that meet the specific challenges faced by many Latino students, the program provides resources to boost high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollments, ultimately assisting young Latinos in carving out a successful career path.
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Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards

Sen. Booker and Frank Sharry Honored at 2015 NCLR Capital Awards

March 03, 2015
Hundreds of leaders in the corporate, legislative and advocacy communities joined together at the 28th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala to honor Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) and America’s Voice Founder and Executive Director Frank Sharry for their work in improving the lives of Latinos.
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NCLR Condemns House Judiciary Proposals that Would Harm Millions of American Families

NCLR Condemns House Judiciary Proposals that Would Harm Millions of American Families

March 03, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has begun a two-day markup of four immigration-related bills designed to attack immigrant and Latino families and deny due process to child refugees.
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NCLR and NHLA: Continued Delay of Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is an Injustice

NCLR and NHLA: Continued Delay of Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is an Injustice

February 27, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) joined civil rights and women’s rights groups to file an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulation to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.
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NCLR Les Da La Bienvenida a Seis Organizaciones Latinas Que Se Unen a La Red De Afiliados

NCLR Les Da La Bienvenida a Seis Organizaciones Latinas Que Se Unen a La Red De Afiliados

February 27, 2015
Hoy, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) anunció que seis organizaciones comunitarias se han unido a la red de afiliados del NCLR cuyos miembros trabajan con la comunidad latina en todo el país; las organizaciones son: Con Mi Madre en Austin, Tex.; Connect Familias en Miami, Fla.; Esperanza Health Centers en Chicago, Ill.; Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, Inc. en San Antonio, Tex.; VOCES en Battle Creek, Mich.; y Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS) en Los Angeles, Calif.
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NCLR National Affiliate Network Welcomes Six New Latino Community Organizations

NCLR National Affiliate Network Welcomes Six New Latino Community Organizations

February 27, 2015
Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced the addition of six community-based organizations to its Affiliate Network. The new members joining the existing network of nonprofit providers that work with the Latino community throughout the nation include Con Mi MADRE in Austin, Texas; ConnectFamilias in Miami, Fla.; Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago, Ill.; Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas; Voces in Battle Creek, Mich.; and Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (YPICS) in Los Angeles, Calif.
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