Eight Organizations Join NCLR’s Affiliate Network

June 20 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact:
June 20, 2012                                                                     Julian Teixeira
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Washington, D.C.—Eight new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of local organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation: Center for Employment Training in San Jose, Calif.; Hispanic Health Initiatives in Casselberry, Fla.; Humboldt Park Social Services in Chicago, Ill.; Latino Network in Portland, Ore.; Parents Step Ahead in Dallas, Texas; Puentes New Orleans in New Orleans, La.; Turner House Children’s Clinic in Kansas City, Kan.; and VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project in Portland, Ore. With these additions, NCLR now counts 279 organizations across the United States as Affiliate members, including its first Affiliate in Louisiana.

“We are excited to welcome these new members to the NCLR Affiliate Network,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. “NCLR Affiliates are vital partners in expanding opportunities for Latino families and strengthening their communities and our nation.”

Information about the organizations that are new NCLR Affiliates can be found as follows:
• Center for Employment Training, San Jose, Calif. (www.cetweb.org)
• Hispanic Health Initiatives, Casselberry, Fla. (http://hhi2001.org)
• Humboldt Park Social Services, Chicago, Ill. (http://www.hpsschanginglives.org/)
• Latino Network, Portland, Ore. (http://www.latnet.org)
• Parents Step Ahead, Dallas, Texas (http://www.parentsstepahead.org/)
• Puentes New Orleans, New Orleans, La. (http://www.puentesno.org/)
• Turner House Children’s Clinic, Inc., Kansas, City, Kan. (http://www.thcckc.org)
• VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project, Portland, Ore. (http://www.portlandvoz.org)

NCLR’s Affiliates include 279 community organizations that provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans. Through their work, they educate children and adults, help workers prepare for jobs, teach immigrants English, register people to vote, help families buy and keep their homes, and provide health services. NCLR’s Affiliates also contribute to the economies of their cities and states by providing significant support to their communities and employing more than 24,000 taxpayers.

NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Geography:California, Far West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Texas