NCLR Welcomes New Members to National Affiliate Network




February 28 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact:
February28, 2014                                              Ricky Garza
                                                                              (202) 776-1732
                                                                              rgarza@nclr.org


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is proud to announce the addition of four new members to its national Affiliate Network just as the organization prepares to celebrate the 2014 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days, an event on March 5–6 in the District of Columbia that gathers hundreds of representatives from the NCLR Affiliate Network.  The newest members join a network of local organizations that increase opportunities for the Latino community throughout the nation; they are Building Skills Partnership in Los Angeles, Calif.; Encuentro in Albuquerque, N.M.; Latino Community Services in Hartford, Conn.; and Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) in Ventura, Calif.  With the new additions, NCLR is now proud to have 270 organizations across the United States as Affiliate Network members.

“We are excited to welcome these four new Affiliates to our network of organizations across the U.S. that help Latino families build better futures.  Whether they provide education, job training, homeownership counseling or health care, the work they do on a daily basis not only changes the lives of so many but also strengthens neighborhoods,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.  “We look forward to working with them, learning from them and supporting their efforts to serve their communities.”

For more information about NCLR’s new Affiliate organizations:

•    Building Skills Partnership, Los Angeles, Calif. (www.buildingskills.org)
•    Encuentro, Albuquerque, N.M. (www.encuentronm.org)
•    Latino Community Services, Hartford, Conn. (www.lcs-ct.org)
•    Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC), Ventura, Calif. (www.cabrilloedc.org)

NCLR’s Affiliates
include 270 community organizations that provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans.  Through their work, they educate children and adults, prepare workers for jobs, teach immigrants English, register people to vote, provide health services and help families buy and keep their homes. 

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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