February 23 2012


Julian Teixeira
(202) 776-1812

Washington, D.C.—Twelve new Affiliate members have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network of grassroots organizations that work with the Latino community throughout the nation. These include Alliance for a Better Community in Los Angeles, Calif.; Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy in Ventura, Calif.; Centro LatinoAmericano in Eugene, Ore.; Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization in Denver, Colo.; GOAL Academy in Westminster, Colo.; KIPP San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas; Mission Economic Development Agency in San Francisco, Calif.; Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. in Ontario, Calif.; Pine Manor Improvement Association Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla.; Poder Learning Center in Chicago, Ill.; The Accelerated School Community of Schools in Los Angeles, Calif.; and The Latino Housing Development Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. With these new additions, NCLR now has 273 organizations across the United States that are Affiliate members.

“We are pleased to welcome these new members to the NCLR Affiliate Network,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. “Community organizations are vital in helping Latino families find opportunities and improve their lives. We work closely with our partners at the local level and NCLR values greatly their contributions to our organization, their communities, and our nation.”

Information about the new NCLR Affiliate organizations can be found as follows:
• Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), Los Angeles, Calif. (
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Ventura, Calif. (
Centro LatinoAmericano, Eugene, Ore. (
Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy & Research Organization, Denver, Colo. (
GOAL Academy, Westminster, Colo. (
KIPP San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), San Francisco, Calif. (
Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc., Ontario, Calif. (
Pine Manor Improvement Association, Inc., Fort Myers, Fla. (
Poder Learning Center, Chicago, Ill. (
The Accelerated School Community of Schools, Los Angeles, Calif. (
The Latino Housing Development Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y. (

NCLR’s Affiliates include 273 community organizations that provide programs and services that reach millions of Hispanics throughout the nation. Their diverse services include charter schools, after-school programs, job readiness and training resources, English-language preparation courses, homeownership counseling services, health centers, and community activities centers.

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.


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