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

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

February 26, 2015
The 28th annual NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala, which recognizes elected officials who promote legislation and public policies that benefit Hispanic Americans, will honor Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) for his work to reform the nation’s juvenile justice system. This year, Sen. Booker is expected to reintroduce bipartisan legislation, the “REDEEM Act,” which will help end the school-to-prison pipeline for young Latinos and give nonviolent criminals a better chance to find employment after they have served their sentences.
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NCLR Supports U.S. Justice Department’s Actions to Prevent Harm to Millions of American Families

NCLR Supports U.S. Justice Department’s Actions to Prevent Harm to Millions of American Families

February 23, 2015
Earlier today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for an emergency stay of the preliminary injunction blocking implementation of immigration deferred action policies by the Department of Homeland Security.
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NCLR Releases Latino Education Brief as Congress Debates Future of ESEA

NCLR Releases Latino Education Brief as Congress Debates Future of ESEA

February 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Congress continues to debate reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released Latinos in New Spaces: Emerging Trends and Implications for Federal Education Policy, a statistical brief providing insight into the state of Latino education. Latinos represent the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s student body population; by 2023 they will represent almost 30 percent of all students enrolled in U.S. schools.
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NCLR: Ruling Out of Texas Will Not Prevail

NCLR: Ruling Out of Texas Will Not Prevail

February 17, 2015
Yesterday, a federal district judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the implementation of immigration relief programs created through executive action.
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NCLR Tele-Town Hall Urges People to Enroll in Health Coverage as ACA Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

NCLR Tele-Town Hall Urges People to Enroll in Health Coverage as ACA Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

February 12, 2015
housands of people participated yesterday in a tele-town hall hosted by NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and learned about enrolling in health coverage available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tele-town hall was held to encourage everyone eligible to sign up for a health plan before the ACA open enrollment deadline on Sunday, February 15.
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Just Days Before Enrollment Deadline, Families Sign Up for Health Care Plans At Free Community Event

Just Days Before Enrollment Deadline, Families Sign Up for Health Care Plans At Free Community Event

February 09, 2015
A free community event yesterday sponsored by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), Hispanic Unity of Florida and the National Hispanic Council on Aging offered Miami residents information and assistance for health care enrollment. Participants learned about the health insurance options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA); navigators were available to assist with online enrollment and to help review plans and costs.
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NCLR: President’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in Latino Families

NCLR: President’s Budget Makes Critical Investments in Latino Families

February 03, 2015
Yesterday, President Obama laid out his proposed 2016 budget, which would effectively repeal sequestration while providing more funding for critical programs that help middle- and low-income families. NCLR (National Council of La Raza) supports the president’s proposal and encourages Congress to pass a budget that targets communities that have yet to feel the benefits of the economic recovery.
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NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

NCLR Announces 2015 Fellows for National Institute for Latino School Leaders

January 22, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that 15 stellar educators from California, Colorado, Utah, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Missouri, Texas and Washington, D.C. were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2015 Fellows and Master Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL).
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NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

NCLR on State of the Union: Nation is Moving in the Right Direction; Congress Should Not Backtrack

January 21, 2015
In response to last night’s State of the Union address, in which President Obama highlighted the progress American families have made over the past two years thanks to a recovering economy, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), has called on policymakers to continue expanding opportunities for hard-working families and protect programs that have improved the lives of millions of Latinos.
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NCLR Service Projects to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NCLR Service Projects to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2015
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day with community service activities across the nation on Jan. 17–23. NCLR staff and AmeriCorps members will join local nonprofit organizations from the NCLR Affiliate Network in paying tribute to Dr. King through a variety of community service projects.
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NCLR Urge a los Latinos que se Inscriban para un Plan de Seguro Médico Bajo la Ley ACA

NCLR Urge a los Latinos que se Inscriban para un Plan de Seguro Médico Bajo la Ley ACA

January 15, 2015
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) urge a la comunidad latina que se informe sobre la elegibilidad y la ayuda financiera disponible para obtener seguro médico durante el segundo período de inscripción bajo la ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA). La fecha límite es el domingo, 15 de febrero de 2015.
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Countdown to 2015 NCLR Annual Conference Begins in Kansas City

Countdown to 2015 NCLR Annual Conference Begins in Kansas City

January 15, 2015
The countdown to the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo® in Kansas City, Mo., is on. Join Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), as she previews what to expect when the largest gathering of influential individuals, organizations, institutions and companies working with the Hispanic community join together in the Heart of America.
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NCLR Condemns House Republican Effort to Thwart Immigration Relief for Millions of American Families

NCLR Condemns House Republican Effort to Thwart Immigration Relief for Millions of American Families

January 14, 2015
Today, in a vote nearly along party lines, the House of Representatives passed a series of amendments to the Department of Homeland Security’s budget that would not only undo President Obama’s administrative action providing relief from deportation for millions of workers and their families, but also end the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary legal status to the young people known as “DREAMers.”
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Normas Federales para Ayudar a los Propietarios de Vivienda Se Siguen Violando

Normas Federales para Ayudar a los Propietarios de Vivienda Se Siguen Violando

January 09, 2015
Hace casi un año, que la Oficina de Protección Financiera del Consumidor (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau o CFPB, por sus siglas en inglés) introdujo normas diseñadas para los proveedores de servicios hipotecarios con la meta de poner fin a las prácticas depredadoras que han costado la pérdida de viviendas a innumerables familias. Los nuevos estándares de servicio hipotecario hicieron modificaciones a los préstamos para viviendas de manera que fueran más asequibles al público y establecieron bases para mejorar los servicios que se ofrecen a los prestatarios
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