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Speaking Out:  Latino Youth on Discrimination in the United States

Patricia Foxen and NCLR, (October 21, 2010)

Issue: Youth, Civil Rights and Justice, Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

This study shows that Latino youth in the U.S. experience pervasive stereotyping based on assumptions about their ethnicity.  This report looks at the perceptions and experiences of Latino teenagers in settings as varied as school, the workplace, the streets, and in their interactions with law enforcement.  The study also points to protective factors such as resiliency and parental support.  The authors analyzed focus groups of children of Hispanic immigrants in four cities across the nation:  Langley Park, MD; Nashville, TN; Los Angeles, LA; Providence, Rhode Island. Read More

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We Needed the Work:  Latino Worker Voices in the New Economy

NCLR, (May 24, 2011)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce, Occupational Safety & Health, Wages and Income
Publication Type: Research Report

This publication is a collection of stories told to NCLR researchers by Latinos working in low-wage jobs throughout metropolitan Washington, DC.  They illustrate the vulnerability and lack of recourse for workers in the low-wage, low-skill labor market where violations of labor laws and health and safety standards are widespread.  To strengthen our current and future workforce, citizens and voters should heed these stories and call on their leaders to restore dignity and respect for the millions of American workers who are the foundation of our economy. Read More

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2010 NCLR Annual Report:  Stronger Together

NCLR, (April 4, 2011)

Issue: Annual Report
Publication Type: Annual Report

NCLR and its Affiliates were at the forefront of some of the most contentious national debates in 2010.  Whether in regard to health care reform or the controversial immigration laws on the rise throughout the nation, NCLR was center stage advocating on behalf of America’s Latinos.  We are proud to share some of these achievements in the 2010 NCLR Annual Report, "Stronger Together."  In these pages, you will read how NCLR’s efforts have bettered lives through education, youth leadership programs, wealth-building, civil rights work, and electoral empowerment, as well as find a snapshot of our national events and the partners... Read More

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America’s Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends

Patricia Foxen, (April 28, 2010)

Issue: Financial Services, Early Childhood Education, Health Care Disparities, Health Care Reform, Housing, Education, Economy and Workforce, Health and Nutrition, Wealth Building
Publication Type: Research Report

America’s Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends was produced by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). This data book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of Latino children by integrating a range of key factors and outcomes in the areas of demography, citizenship, family structure, poverty, health, education, and juvenile justice. It provides an overview of current national and state-level trends for Latino children under age 18 relative to non-Hispanic White and Black children, documenting both regional variations and changing trends since the year 2000. Downloadable Database Look up the... Read More

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Plugged In:  Positive Development Strategies for Disconnected Latino Youth

Ana Hageage, (April 25, 2011)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Youth, Career Pathways, Education
Publication Type: Research Report

Educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of future earnings. However, for 42 percent of the country’s Latino youth, this traditional pathway to economic mobility is fraught with challenges. This report profiles the disconnected youth pilot of the NCLR Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success which addresses the obstacles faced by young Hispanics. Read More

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¿A Dónde Vamos? Latino Community Involvement in HIV/AIDS Prevention

Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis et al., (December 2, 2011)

Issue: Health
Publication Type: Research Report, White Paper

"¿A Dónde Vamos?:  Directions for Culturally Relevant Latino Community Involvement in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services Research," a report produced by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), provides an extensive analysis of the growing HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino subgroups in the U.S., incorporating existing literature, findings from numerous community-based organizations, and data collected from government agencies.  Furthermore, it offers a contextual understanding of the Hispanic HIV/AIDS crisis that includes social, cultural, and structural-environmental factors.  The report concludes with recommendations for the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS through contextualized community-based participatory research and service provision in partnership with the... Read More

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Five Facts About Undocumented Workers in the United States

NCLR, (February 15, 2008)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Immigration, Immigrant Health, Immigrant Integration, State and Local Initiatives, Policy and Legislation
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The strong presence of undocumented workers in the U.S. labor force illustrates the imbalance between the nation’s immigration system and current economic realities.  This fact sheet challenges some common myths about undocumented workers.   Read More

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Latino Voters in the 2010 Election: Numbers, Parties, and Issues

Clarissa Martinez De Castro, (October 28, 2010)

Issue: Civic Engagement
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Compared with presidential election voter turnout, midterm elections exhibit a decrease in participation across the electoral spectrum, including Latino voter turnout. Therefore, a more accurate examination of participation in the upcoming midterm election should be based on comparisons with previous midterms. This year there are additional competing factors shaping turnout for the Latino electorate. Click here for the Latino Share of Votes Cast and Party Support in Select States for Elections, 2004-2010. Read More

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One Year Later: A Look at SB 1070 and Copycat Legislation

A. Elena Lacayo, (April 19, 2011)

Issue: Immigration, Arizona’s SB 1070, Boycott Updates
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

After the passage of Arizona SB 1070, there was great speculation that Arizona copycat laws would move quickly in other states. Emboldened by worldwide attention—and in spite of the damage to the state’s image, lost business and tourism revenue, and exorbitant legal fees that Arizona has faced since the passage of SB 1070—the legislators and private interest groups that helped pass this law announced their intent to introduce copycat versions of this law in other states. This report details the impact that the law and subsequent boycotts have had on Arizona, outlines the reasons why momentum to pass copycats has... Read More

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2009 NCLR Annual Report:  A New Era of Responsibility

NCLR, (May 18, 2010)

Issue: Annual Report
Publication Type: Annual Report

For more than four decades, NCLR has aimed to better our nation by empowering Latinos at both the local and national levels.  In 2009, NCLR continued to fulfill this mission through its key role in the national civil rights and immigration debates and by promoting educational excellence, economic equality, civic engagement, and social well-being for Latinos throughout the United States.  The 2009 Annual Report, "A New Era of Responsibility," sheds light on how the Hispanic community is faring and presents some of NCLR’s leading policies and programs creating vital change. Read More

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Nationwide Growth in the Latino Population Is a Boon for the Country

Patricia Foxen, (April 25, 2011)

Issue: Census
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Currently, one in four American children is Latino, nearly three in four Hispanics are U.S. citizens, and more than nine in ten Latino children are U.S. citizens. Latino workers are fueling U.S. industries that are key to the nation’s economic growth: more than one in five American agricultural, construction, and food manufacturing workers are Hispanic. Through hard work and entrepreneurship, social and civic contributions, and a determination to see their children become productive Americans, Latinos are strengthening communities throughout the country. Read More

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2011 NCLR Annual Report:  50 Million Strong

NCLR, (May 1, 2012)

Issue: Annual Report
Publication Type: Annual Report

Latinos faced epidemic foreclosure rates, record job loss, and discriminatory laws in 2011.  In its 2011 Annual Report, "50 Million Strong," NCLR shares how it strengthens America through advocacy and civic engagement, educational excellence, access to health care, youth leadership, high-quality jobs, and more.  In these pages, NCLR offers stories of its successes as well as the ongoing need for its mission-driven work. Read More

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Raza Development Fund Brochure

information@razafund.org, (September 20, 2006)

Publication Type: Other

The Raza Development Fund (RDF), a support organization of NCLR, provides capital, technical assistance, and training to stimulate opportunities for underserved Latinos by strengthening the capacity of our community development partners. This supplemental brochure provides a glimpse of RDF's services that offer opportunities to low-income Latino families. Read More

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The Impact of Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act on the Latino Community

A. Elena Lacayo and NCLR, (August 12, 2010)

Issue: Immigration, Policy and Legislation
Publication Type: Issue Brief

The recent signing of Arizona SB 1070 and subsequent reactions to the law have brought significant attention to the dangers of state-level immigration enforcement and the urgent need for comprehensive federal immigration reform.  One antecedent of the law is the federal law known as section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Read More

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Banking In Color: New Findings on Financial Access for Low-and-Moderate Income Communities

NCLR, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), and National Urban League (NUL), (May 28, 2014)

Issue: Wealth Building
Publication Type: Research Report

This paper provides findings from a survey of low-and-moderate income communities of color, and their levels of financial engagement. Findings cover the themes of bank account ownership, use of alternative financial services, use of technology in banking, and savings. Read More

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Toward a More Vibrant and Youthful Nation:  Latino Children in the 2010 Census

NCLR, (September 26, 2011)

Issue: Children and Youth, Census
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Two of the biggest stories to emerge from the 2010 Census have been the growing diversity of America’s youth population and the critical role that today’s minority children will play in our nation’s future.  Over the past decade, growth in the Latino child population was particularly dramatic.  While ten years ago 17% of America’s children were Hispanic, today close to one-quarter (23%) of American children are Hispanic, and it is projected that by 2035 one in three children will be Latino. Read More

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2004 NCLR Annual Report:  Impact, Vitality, Courage

NCLR, (August 09, 2005)

Issue: Annual Report
Publication Type: Annual Report

The institution of “familia” is and will continue to be a guiding force in our community.  As Janet Murguía became NCLR's new President and CEO, our highest priority was to work on strengthening the relationship NCLR has with its Affiliates, who work we do every day to strengthen families and communities. Read More

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Profiles of Latino Health:  A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition

Kara Ryan, (November 12, 2010)

Issue: Health and Nutrition, Health Care Reform, Latino Children’s Health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Families
Publication Type: Research Report

With childhood hunger and obesity recently reaching peak levels in the United States, policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels have recognized that the health of future generations is contingent upon improving the nutritional status of American families.  Addressing the unique needs of the Latino population will be an integral part of any strategy to promote and improve child nutrition.  NCLR hopes to inform the national discussion by providing insight into trends within the Latino community. Read More

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Emergency Managers Tool Kit: Meeting the Needs of Latino Communities

Eduardo Cusicanqui, NCLR and Emily Gantz McKay, Mosica, (May 2, 2011)

Publication Type: Other

Emergency managers and other emergency responders need to ensure that the Latino/Hispanic residents of their cities, counties, and states receive needed information and assistance to prepare for, survive, and recover from public emergencies, from hurricanes to pandemics. This tool kit is designed to facilitate that process. The text is accompanied by a CD-ROM with additional materials which can be accessed here. *If you are unable to read the document online please click on the download button to save a copy to your computer. Read More

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The Wrong Approach: State Anti-Immigration Legislation in 2011

A. Elena Lacayo and NCLR, (January 10, 2012)

On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB 1070, the nation’s most punitive immigration legislation, placing anti-immigrant initiatives into the national spotlight alongside herself and the bill’s sponsor, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce. The legislation was widely condemned by the country’s leading civil rights organizations for essentially codifying and legitimizing racial profiling. However, in spite of the damage that Arizona has suffered in terms of its weakened national image, lost business and tourism revenue, and legal fees related to SB 1070, the legislators and private interest groups that helped pass this law announced their intent to... Read More

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