Advocacy & Empowerment
Consistent with its mission to improve opportunities and open doors for Hispanic Americans, NCLR believes that advocacy, civic engagement, and community-based support are essential parts of any community-empowerment strategy. Thus, the organization concentrates on advocacy activities at state and local levels through its initiatives. In addition, NCLR strengthens Latino participation in the political process through its various civic engagement projects, including the Latino Empowerment and Advocacy Project (LEAP). NCLR also works to strengthen nascent community-based organizations in areas where there is a growing Latino population through the project Emerging Latino Communities (ELC) Initiative.