Five Community Organizations Join NCLR’S Affiliate Network




February 14 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact:
February 14, 2013                                                          Julian Teixeira
                                                                                     (202) 776-1812
                                                                                      jteixeira@nclr.org


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five 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:  Acacia Network in Bronx, N.Y..; Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy in Pueblo, Colo.; Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County (CCCSOC) in Santa Ana, Calif.; Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) in Chicago, Ill.; and Vera Court Neighborhood Center (VCNC) in Madison, Wis.  With these additions, NCLR now counts 271 organizations across the United States as Affiliate members.

“The organizations in NCLR’s Affiliate Network provide vital services to Latino families across the nation.  Their unwavering commitment to our community has helped provide tremendous opportunities for Latinos in the U.S.  We welcome these new Affiliates to the NCLR Affiliate Network and are excited about working with them to continue broadening these pathways to success for future generations,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.

For more information about NCLR’s new Affiliate organizations:
•    Acacia Network, Inc., Bronx, N.Y. (www.acacianetwork.org)
•    Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy, Pueblo, Colo. (www.chpa-k12.org)
•    Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County (CCCSOC), Santa Ana, Calif. (www.cccsoc.org)
•    Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Chicago, Ill. (www.haceonline.org)
•    Vera Court Neighborhood Center (VCNC), Madison, Wis. (www.veracourt.org)

NCLR’s Affiliates include 271 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—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.

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