NCLR Congratulates Top Latino Nonprofit Organizations

June 01 2012

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June 1, 2012                                                                      Julian Teixeira
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“Hispanic Business” magazine recognizes 11 NCLR Affiliates among top 25 nonprofits in 2012

Washington, D.C.—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) applauds the recognition of service to the Latino community in the Hispanic Business magazine annual listing of the top 25 Hispanic nonprofit organizations, with special congratulations for the 11 groups on the list that belong to the NCLR Affiliate Network. The magazine’s recent issue ranked the nonprofits on the basis of annual expenditures. Each organization submitted information about their missions, revenues, and services to provide an overview of the top charitable organizations serving the growing U.S. Latino population.

“All nonprofits today are doing more with less, and it is fitting to shine a light on and recognize the hard work and dedication of these organizations serving the Latino community,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. “NCLR is proud of the vital services that the NCLR Affiliate Network provides to Latino families throughout the nation, and it is a special honor that 11 of the top 25 nonprofits on the Hispanic Business magazine list this year are part of our network. On behalf of NCLR, I congratulate them all.”

At the top of the list is AltaMed Health Services Corporation, which has provided comprehensive health care services in East Los Angeles since 1969. The other NCLR Affiliates on the top 25 nonprofits list—in the order in which they appear—are Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz.; Southwest Key Programs, Inc. in Austin, Texas; Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello, Calif.; La Clínica de la Raza, Inc. in Oakland, Calif.; San Ysidro Health Center in San Ysidro, Calif.; Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pa.; The Unity Council in Oakland, Calif.; United Community Center/Centro de la Comunidad Unida in Milwaukee, Wis.; Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC; and HELP–New Mexico, Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M.

The community services provided by these organizations include health care, neighborhood development, education and job training, elder and child care, youth services, counseling, recreational and cultural programs, and more. The NCLR Affiliate Network includes nearly 300 community-based organizations that provide direct services that reach millions of Hispanic Americans each year.

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 or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.