Mission: The national council of la raza (nclr)-the largest national hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the united states - works to improve opportunities for hispanic americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, nclr reaches millions of hispanics each year in 41 states, puerto rico, and the district of columbia. To achieve its mission, nclr conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a latino perspective in five key areas - (1) assets/investments, (2) civil rights /immigration, (3) education, (4) employment and economic status, and (5) health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families. Founded in 1968, nclr is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in washington, dc, serving all hispanic subgroups in all regions of the country. It has regional offices in chica
Programs: Community development and fellowship program - the mission of the national council of la raza community development program is to build healthy communities through the creation of social, political, and economic wealth. Nclr seeks to measurably increase the level of liquid, non-liquid and institutional assets held by the hispanic community. This will be measured both by the wealth of individual families and the amount of capital assets controlled by latino institutions. The hispanic community development finance institution (cdfi) is the largest provider of low cost capital to communities.
integrated marketing and events - the integrated marketing and events (ime) component seeks to enhance the visibility of nclr through events that tell nclr's story and by offering a place for our constituencies and new audiences to meet. To achieve this mission, ime coordinates the nclr annual conference, the national latino family expo, the nclr capital awards, and the nclr alma awards on an annual basis, in addition to numerous other events. With the help of key partners, ime's expertise in logistics and planning, marketing and promotions, and fundraising has allowed it to successfully promote nclr's image as well as generate unrestricted revenue for the organization.
core & oral-the office of research, advocacy, and legislation (oral) is one of the most influential, visible, and leading national advocacy voices championing public policy on behalf of latinos. Oral is composed of the policy analysis center, the research department, the legislative affairs department, and two community-and field-focused departments: national campaigns and capacity-building. To provide decision-makers with deep, substantive information about the authentic hispanic perspective, oral has eight issue-based policy projects in the following areas: (1) civic engagement, (2) civil rights and criminal justice, (3) education and children, (4) health, (5)economic security and employment, (6) immigration, (7) state and local advocacy, and (8) wealth-building.