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NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

July 07, 2011
Por tiempo limitado, el Programa de Préstamos de Emergencia para Propietarios de Vivienda (EHLP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos (HUD) está ofreciendo a los propietarios de vivienda sin empleo o con sueldos reducidos, quienes luchan por evitar la ejecución hipotecaria o “foreclosure”, hasta $50,000 en ayuda para cubrir una porción de su hipoteca incluyendo pagos retrasados, recargos por pagos tardíos, el capital, impuestos, seguros y honorarios de abogados mientras buscan trabajo.
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NCLR & Democracia U.S.A. Join to Create Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latinos in 2012 Election

NCLR & Democracia U.S.A. Join to Create Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latinos in 2012 Election

June 30, 2011
With the goal of expanding the size and influence of the nation’s fastest-growing electorate—Latino voters—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Democracia U.S.A. (DUSA), the nation’s largest Hispanic voter registration organization, announce the formal integration of DUSA into NCLR.
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Delaware Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

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

June 28, 2011
Current proposals to change Social Security and dismantle Medicare and Medicaid threaten to reduce the modest benefits that Latino seniors throughout the nation rely on for most of their income and their health care. This was the message delivered today at a town hall in Wilmington hosted by the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition as part of the Latinos and Social Security, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta! campaign.
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Latinos de Delaware se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

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

June 28, 2011
Los últimas propuestas de cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid amenazan con reducir las modestos beneficios de las que dependen las personas latinas de mayor edad del país, para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Este fue el mensaje dado hoy en Wilmington en la reunión municipal, parte de la campaña Latinos y el Seguro Social, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta!, de la que fueron anfitriones el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y la coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

June 27, 2011
Six new Affiliate members—East Austin College Prep Academy in Austin, Texas; Hispanic Services Council, Inc., in Tampa, Fla.; La Maestra Community Health Centers in San Diego, Calif.; Mariposa Dual Language Academy in Reno, Nev.; Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco, Calif.; and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc., in San Bernardino, Calif.—have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network. With these new additions, NCLR now has 267 organizations across the United States as Affiliate members.
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El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

June 24, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) felicita a los senadores Robert Menéndez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., y John Kerry, D-Mass., por presentar la "Ley de Reforma Integral de Inmigración de 2011", un proyecto de ley que proporciona una solución real, efectiva y humana a nuestro sistema disfuncional de inmigración.
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NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—will celebrate Latino heritage here in the nation’s capital by bringing the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference and the National Latino Family Expo to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the first time in 21 years.
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La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

June 23, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) —la organización nacional más grande de apoyo y defensa de los derechos civiles de los latinos en los Estados Unidos— celebrará la herencia hispana aquí en el área metropolitana de la capital de la nación, trayendo por primera vez en veintiún años la Conferencia Anual 2011del NCLR y la Expo Nacional de la Familia Latina.
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NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) commends Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John Kerry, D-Mass., for introducing the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011,” legislation that provides a real, effective, and humane fix to our broken immigration system.
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Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

June 17, 2011
El martes 28 de junio, el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés) serán los anfitriones de una reunión municipal donde se abordarán los mitos y las preocupaciones acerca del Seguro Social, así como su importancia para las familias latinas y para el estado de Delaware. Los miembros de la creciente comunidad latina de Wilmington, funcionarios electos locales y líderes latinos a nivel nacional se reunirán a partir de las 5:30 pm en el Centro Latino, situado en el edificio Los Jardines en 1000 West 5th Street. El evento es gratuito y estará abierto al público.
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Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

June 17, 2011
On Tuesday, June 28, the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) will host a town hall to address myths and concerns about Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Delaware. Members of the growing Wilmington Latino community, local elected officials, and national Latino leaders will meet at the Latin Center, located in the Los Jardines Building at 1000 West 5th Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

June 15, 2011
Los Angeles Leadership Academy será la anfitriona de la ceremonia de apertura de la renovación de la biblioteca de la escuela el miércoles 22 de junio a las 11:00 AM. La celebración se realizará en la escuela secundaria situada en 234 East Avenue 33 de Los Angeles. Durante la ceremonia hablarán Mona Field, miembro de la Junta Directiva de la escuela y del Consejo Directivo de Los Angeles Community College District; Carolina Salcedo, líder de la comunidad de Lincoln Heights, cuyo hijo es alumno de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; Roger Lowenstein, fundador y director ejecutive de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; y un representante de la sucursal de Lowe’s en Burbank.
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NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Mandate a Barrier to Employment

NCLR Denounces Legislative Proposal to Mandate a Barrier to Employment

June 14, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) condemns the introduction of the “Legal Workforce Act” (H.R. 2164) by Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas. The legislation would require all employers in the United States to use the E-Verify program, an Internet-based system that relies on error-ridden, outdated databases to check the employment eligibility of workers. This dramatic expansion of the flawed program would have a detrimental impact on Hispanic workers who are incorrectly identified as unauthorized to work.
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NCLR Applauds Recognition of Top Latino Nonprofits

NCLR Applauds Recognition of Top Latino Nonprofits

June 09, 2011
In light of Hispanic Business magazine’s annual listing of the top 25 nonprofit organizations serving the Latino community in the United States, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) offers special congratulations to the 12 groups on the list that are part of the NCLR Affiliate Network. In the magazine’s recent issue, it ranked the 25 Hispanic nonprofits on the basis of annual expenditures, and it surveyed each of them about their revenues and services to provide a snapshot of the top charitable organizations serving the growing U.S. Latino population.
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El consejo nacional de la raza reconoce y aplaude a las principales organizaciones latinas sin fines

El consejo nacional de la raza reconoce y aplaude a las principales organizaciones latinas sin fines

June 09, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR) desea felicitar a las doce organizaciones afiliadas que forman parte del grupo de veinticinco organizaciones Hispanas de mayor impacto en la nación. Estas organizaciones fueron escogidas por la revista Hispanic Business en base a sus ingresos anuales, y los servicios que ofrecen a la población latina de los Estados Unidos.
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NCLR Calls On Secretary Geithner to Prioritize Solutions for Housing Crisis

NCLR Calls On Secretary Geithner to Prioritize Solutions for Housing Crisis

June 07, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a telephonic press conference on Wednesday, June 8 to discuss recent efforts undertaken by the Home for Good campaign to protect the American Dream of homeownership. NCLR will be joined by representatives from leading civil rights and advocacy organizations—the National Urban League, NAACP, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development—who joined the campaign to address problems in the housing market that have stymied neighborhood revitalization and led to communities of color, working families, and seniors losing their homes to foreclosure.
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Leading Advocacy Organizations Call upon U.S. Leaders to Fix Housing Market

Leading Advocacy Organizations Call upon U.S. Leaders to Fix Housing Market

June 07, 2011
Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream, but as the U.S. observes National Homeownership Month this June, far too many Americans are seeing their visions of ownership or affordable renting slip away. With more Americans falling out of the middle class every day and workers struggling to support their families and keep their jobs, the American Dream is increasingly at risk.
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Houston’s KIPP Escalera Program Celebrates 100 Percent Graduation Rate For Class Of 2011

Houston’s KIPP Escalera Program Celebrates 100 Percent Graduation Rate For Class Of 2011

May 25, 2011
The KIPP Houston High School Escalera Scholars Program is pleased to announce that 100 percent of the program’s participating class will graduate on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. The program, which receives funding from Houston-based Shell Oil Company, will celebrate 25 students who have successfully earned a high school diploma and completed the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success.
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Workers Share Their Experiences in the Low-Wage Labor Market

Workers Share Their Experiences in the Low-Wage Labor Market

May 24, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce the release of We Needed the Work: Latino Worker Voices in the New Economy, a collection of personal stories about the experiences of Latino, immigrant, and other workers in the low-wage labor market in the U.S.
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NCLR busca una mayor concentración nacional en torno a los niños y jóvenes  latinos

NCLR busca una mayor concentración nacional en torno a los niños y jóvenes latinos

May 23, 2011
En el foro convocado para el 25 y 26 de mayo de 2011, el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR) examinará el clima socio-político que rodea a los niños latinos de los Estados Unidos. La intención de este foro es la de reunir a los defensores de la juventud, las organizaciones políticas y agencias gubernamentales para crear una red nacional de defensa de los niños latinos.
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