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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Educational Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Educational Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the challenges that the Latino community faces in achieving a high-quality education. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists to discuss a number of crucial education topics that affect Latinos, such as achievement gaps, Common Core Standards, dropout rates, and strategies for improving dual-language-learner education. The workshops and education town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Economic Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Economic Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the economic challenges that the Latino community faces. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists to discuss a number of crucial economic topics that affect Latinos, such as the recession, job quality, unemployment, and foreclosure prevention. The workshops and economy town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops and Town Hall to Address Health Challenges Facing Latinos

July 19, 2011
The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference—which will be held July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel—will feature a number of events focused on the challenges that the Latino community faces regarding their health and well-being. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists in the health field to discuss crucial topics, such as diabetes prevention, HIV/AIDS prevalence, childhood hunger and obesity, and the impact of health care reform on Latino families. The workshops and health town hall meeting are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops to Address Immigration, Economy, Education, Housing, Health

2011 NCLR Annual Conference Workshops to Address Immigration, Economy, Education, Housing, Health

July 19, 2011
Anti-immigrant legislation, foreclosure prevention, higher education, and job quality are just some of the topics that will be discussed in the more than 50 workshops that are open to the public during the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, set for July 23–26 in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The Conference will bring together experts, policymakers, and activists in these fields, as well as in health care, housing, community organizing, women’s issues, legislative policy concerns, and other areas of priority for the Latino community. The workshops are all open to the public and are free of charge.
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Naturalization Ceremony to Open NCLR 2011 Annual Conference

Naturalization Ceremony to Open NCLR 2011 Annual Conference

July 18, 2011
The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School will host a special naturalization ceremony on Friday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. Thirty residents from Virginia who come from 18 countries will take the oath to become United States citizens. The event will launch the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Annual Conference, to be held July 23–26 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia.
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NBC transmite la entrega de los premios Alma® 2011 Del NCLR

NBC transmite la entrega de los premios Alma® 2011 Del NCLR

July 12, 2011
En celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Comcast y NBC se complacen en anunciar que NBC transmitirá los premios ALMA 2011 del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) el viernes 16 de septiembre de 8:00 a 9:00 PM EDT (hora del este). La transmisión seguirá la ceremonia de premiación para homenajear a los artistas latinos de la nación que promueven una imagen precisa y positiva de los hispanos en el mundo del entretenimiento. Eva Longoria y George López serán los anfitriones del programa especial de una hora durante el horario de mayor audiencia.
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NBC to Broadcast 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® As Primetime Special on Friday, September 16, 2011

NBC to Broadcast 2011 NCLR Alma Awards® As Primetime Special on Friday, September 16, 2011

July 12, 2011
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast and NBC are pleased to announce that NBC will broadcast the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT in a ceremony celebrating the nation’s Latino performers who promote accurate and positive images of Hispanics in entertainment. Eva Longoria and George Lopez will co-host the one-hour primetime special.
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NCLR Partners with HUD to Highlight New Mortgage Assistance Program For Unemployed and Underemployed

NCLR Partners with HUD to Highlight New Mortgage Assistance Program For Unemployed and Underemployed

July 07, 2011
For a limited time, the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed and struggling to avoid foreclosure with up to $50,000 in help to pay a portion of their monthly mortgage including missed mortgage payments or past due charges including principal, taxes, insurance and attorney fees while they search for a job.
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NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

NCLR se une a HUD para destacar nuevo programa de asistencia hipotecaria

July 07, 2011
Por tiempo limitado, el Programa de Préstamos de Emergencia para Propietarios de Vivienda (EHLP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de Estados Unidos (HUD) está ofreciendo a los propietarios de vivienda sin empleo o con sueldos reducidos, quienes luchan por evitar la ejecución hipotecaria o “foreclosure”, hasta $50,000 en ayuda para cubrir una porción de su hipoteca incluyendo pagos retrasados, recargos por pagos tardíos, el capital, impuestos, seguros y honorarios de abogados mientras buscan trabajo.
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NCLR & Democracia U.S.A. Join to Create Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latinos in 2012 Election

NCLR & Democracia U.S.A. Join to Create Comprehensive Initiative to Engage Latinos in 2012 Election

June 30, 2011
With the goal of expanding the size and influence of the nation’s fastest-growing electorate—Latino voters—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Democracia U.S.A. (DUSA), the nation’s largest Hispanic voter registration organization, announce the formal integration of DUSA into NCLR.
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Delaware Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

Delaware Latinos Unite Against Prospect of Cuts to Social Security and Health Programs

June 28, 2011
Current proposals to change Social Security and dismantle Medicare and Medicaid threaten to reduce the modest benefits that Latino seniors throughout the nation rely on for most of their income and their health care. This was the message delivered today at a town hall in Wilmington hosted by the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and the Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) coalition as part of the Latinos and Social Security, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta! campaign.
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Latinos de Delaware se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

Latinos de Delaware se unen contra los posibles recortes a programas de salud y seguro social

June 28, 2011
Los últimas propuestas de cambios al Seguro Social, Medicare y Medicaid amenazan con reducir las modestos beneficios de las que dependen las personas latinas de mayor edad del país, para gran parte de sus ingresos y cuidados de salud. Este fue el mensaje dado hoy en Wilmington en la reunión municipal, parte de la campaña Latinos y el Seguro Social, ¡Tu Futuro Cuenta!, de la que fueron anfitriones el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) y la coalición Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés).
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Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

Six organizations join NCLR’s affiliate network

June 27, 2011
Six new Affiliate members—East Austin College Prep Academy in Austin, Texas; Hispanic Services Council, Inc., in Tampa, Fla.; La Maestra Community Health Centers in San Diego, Calif.; Mariposa Dual Language Academy in Reno, Nev.; Mission Asset Fund in San Francisco, Calif.; and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc., in San Bernardino, Calif.—have recently joined the NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Affiliate Network. With these new additions, NCLR now has 267 organizations across the United States as Affiliate members.
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El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

El NCLR aplaude a los senadores por presentar un proyecto de ley de inmigración

June 24, 2011
El NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) felicita a los senadores Robert Menéndez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., y John Kerry, D-Mass., por presentar la "Ley de Reforma Integral de Inmigración de 2011", un proyecto de ley que proporciona una solución real, efectiva y humana a nuestro sistema disfuncional de inmigración.
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NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

NCLR National Latino Family Expo Comes to the Nation’s Capital to Celebrate Hispanic Legacy

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—will celebrate Latino heritage here in the nation’s capital by bringing the 2011 NCLR Annual Conference and the National Latino Family Expo to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for the first time in 21 years.
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La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

La expo nacional de la familia latina del NCLR llega a la capital de la nación para celebrar la her

June 23, 2011
El Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) —la organización nacional más grande de apoyo y defensa de los derechos civiles de los latinos en los Estados Unidos— celebrará la herencia hispana aquí en el área metropolitana de la capital de la nación, trayendo por primera vez en veintiún años la Conferencia Anual 2011del NCLR y la Expo Nacional de la Familia Latina.
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NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

NCLR Applauds Senators for Introducing Immigration Bill

June 23, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) commends Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Harry Reid, D-Nev., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John Kerry, D-Mass., for introducing the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011,” legislation that provides a real, effective, and humane fix to our broken immigration system.
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Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

Grupos Latinos se centran en el seguro social en una reunión municipal en Delaware

June 17, 2011
El martes 28 de junio, el Centro Comunitario Latinoamericano (Centro Latino), el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y Latinos para una Jubilación Segura (LSR, por sus siglas en inglés) serán los anfitriones de una reunión municipal donde se abordarán los mitos y las preocupaciones acerca del Seguro Social, así como su importancia para las familias latinas y para el estado de Delaware. Los miembros de la creciente comunidad latina de Wilmington, funcionarios electos locales y líderes latinos a nivel nacional se reunirán a partir de las 5:30 pm en el Centro Latino, situado en el edificio Los Jardines en 1000 West 5th Street. El evento es gratuito y estará abierto al público.
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Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

Latino Groups to Focus on Social Security in Delaware Town Hall

June 17, 2011
On Tuesday, June 28, the Latin American Community Center (the Latin Center), NCLR (National Council of La Raza), and Latinos for a Secure Retirement (LSR) will host a town hall to address myths and concerns about Social Security and its importance to Latino families and the state of Delaware. Members of the growing Wilmington Latino community, local elected officials, and national Latino leaders will meet at the Latin Center, located in the Los Jardines Building at 1000 West 5th Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

Se renueva la biblioteca de Leadership Academy

June 15, 2011
Los Angeles Leadership Academy será la anfitriona de la ceremonia de apertura de la renovación de la biblioteca de la escuela el miércoles 22 de junio a las 11:00 AM. La celebración se realizará en la escuela secundaria situada en 234 East Avenue 33 de Los Angeles. Durante la ceremonia hablarán Mona Field, miembro de la Junta Directiva de la escuela y del Consejo Directivo de Los Angeles Community College District; Carolina Salcedo, líder de la comunidad de Lincoln Heights, cuyo hijo es alumno de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; Roger Lowenstein, fundador y director ejecutive de Los Angeles Leadership Academy; y un representante de la sucursal de Lowe’s en Burbank.
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