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Latino Organizations, Publications, and Business Resources

September 5, 2008

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American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). AAHHE is a cross-disciplinary, higher education organization primarily focused on the need to develop Latino faculty and senior administrators as well as serving as a leading research and advocacy group for Hispanic higher education issues.

ASPIRA Association, Inc. ASPIRA is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA). AAMA is committed to advancing the lives of at-risk and disadvantaged youth and families through an array of innovative programs of excellence in the areas of education, health and human services, and community development.

Association of Hispanic Entrepreneurs (AHEUSA). AHEUSA promotes the business development of Hispanic entrepreneurs with economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of its members and affiliates in the trade area; educating the business community and representing the association in city, county, state and national legislative and political affairs; expand the association into any regions where significant number of Hispanic entrepreneurs can be found.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a notfor-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles.

Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE). AMAE strives to ensure equal access to a quality education at all levels for the Mexican American/Latino students where cultural and linguistic diversity is recognized and respected.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). A nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization established in 1978, CHCI’s mission is the development of the next generation of Latino leadership actively involved in the American policy-making process. CHCI’s vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community participating at the local, state, and federal policy decision-making levels.

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI). CHLI seeks to provide charitable and educational assistance to and advance the diversity of social and cultural thought among the millions of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.

Council of Latino Agencies (CLA). CLA’s mission is to support and promote its members for the betterment of the community, and act as a voice of the Latino community in the District of Columbia.

Cuban American National Council (CNC). CNC is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Miami, Florida, with offices in Washington, DC; Central Florida; and Union City, New Jersey. CNC provides human services to persons in need from all racial and ethnic groups, assists individuals to become self reliant, and builds bridges among America’s diverse communities.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE). HACE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to incubating and nurturing Latino careers through career development programs for Latinos in high school, college, and in the early stages of their careers. HACE also provides programs to connect professional Latinos with leading institutional, government, and corporate employers.

Hispanic American Center for Economic Research (HACER). HACER’s goal is to promote the study of issues pertinent to Latino countries as well as Hispanic Americans living in the United States, especially as they relate to the values of personal and economic liberty, limited government under the rule of law, and individual responsibility. HACER does this by both generating and supporting independent research.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). HACU’s mission is to champion Hispanic success in higher education. Their fast-growing membership of 450 colleges and universities, including 50 international members, are leaders in educational innovation and effectiveness; they serve nearly three of every four of the more than 2 million Hispanic college students in the United States.

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). Founded in 1986, HACR is one of the most influential advocacy organizations representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Their mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America at a level commensurate with Hispanic economic contributions.

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). HNBA is an incorporated, nonprofit, national association representing the interests of over 33,000 U.S. Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal professionals, legal assistants or paralegals, and law students. HNBA’s mission is to improve the study, practice, and administration of justice for all by ensuring the meaningful participation of U.S. Hispanics in the legal profession.

Hispanic Business Women Alliance (HBWA). HBWA is an on-line community of Hispanic women entrepreneurs, professionals, consultants, executives, inventors, and investors located throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain interested in doing business and collaborating with each other.

Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS). HETS is the first bilingual distance learning consortium dedicated to serving the higher education needs of the fast-growing Hispanic communities. Founded in 1993, HETS’s membership is comprised of 15 colleges and universities in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico, and Latin America.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute (HSFI). HSFI was created in 2001 to extend the impact of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) on the achievement of Latinos in the United States. Working with HSF on the goal of doubling the rate of Hispanic college graduates by the year 2010, the primary focus of HSFI is to engage the public sector in support of Latino higher educational achievement.

Hispanics in Philanthropy Association (HIP). Founded in 1983 to promote stronger partnerships between organized philanthropy and Latino communities, HIP has developed into a transnational network of grant makers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. Institute for Latino Policy. A privately-funded nonprofit and nonpartisan policy center focusing on issues of concern to Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in the New York area.

Julian Samora Research Institute. An organization committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.

Latin Business Association. Established in 1976 as a private nonprofit organization, the Latin Business Association delivers innovative programs and services that enhance the success and growth of Latino entrepreneurs.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). LULAC’s mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the U.S. Hispanic population through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT). MATT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage bicultural Mexicans and Americans to understand, address, and solve the major problems of our two nations to the benefit of both peoples.

National Association of Hispanic Journalist (NAHJ). NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). NAHP is a not-for-profit trade agency representing leading Hispanic publications in 41 markets and 39 states with a combined circulation of over 14 million. Membership includes newspapers and magazines, which reach over 50 percent of the Hispanic households in the United States.

National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO). A nonpartisan membership organization whose constituency includes the nation’s more than 6,000 elected and appointed Latino officials.

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO). NALFO’s purpose is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism, and education. Established in 1998, NALFO has 23 member organizations in the United States.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR). NCLR is the largest national U.S. Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas: assets/ investment, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC). NHCC is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide its member corporations with the resources, market intelligence, collective expertise, education, and counsel to implement proven strategies for reaching the Hispanic community externally and leveraging Hispanic talent internally.

National Hispanic Employee Association (NHEA). NHEA a national network of Hispanic employee associations that promotes career development through education, mentoring, and networking activities to advance the social and economic status of the U.S Hispanic community.

National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP). NSHP is the leading Hispanic nonprofit 501©(6) professional networking association for Hispanic professionals in the United States and the Americas. It currently has over 10,000 members and growing.

National Latina Organization (MANA). MANA is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.

National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC). NPRC’s mission is to systematically strengthen and enhance the social, political, and economic well being of Puerto Ricans throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

National Network of Latin American Medical Students (NNLAMS). In 1987, regional Latino medical student groups formed NNLAMS, an organization comprised of five regions representing active Latino students in the U.S. medical schools.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA). NSHMBA fosters Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the United States, so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

National Society of Hispanic Professionals (NSHP). The mission of the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is to empower Hispanic professionals with information and connections. NSHP’s purpose is to provide Hispanic professionals with networking and leadership opportunities and information on education, careers, and entrepreneurship.

New American Alliance Institute (NAA). NAA’s mission is to become the premier organization promoting strategic philanthropy in the Latino community and leveraging the signifi-cant resources of large charitable organizations to make a greater contribution to the Latino community.

Puerto Ricans in Management and Executive Roles (PRIMER). PRIMER is a network of business and professional leaders who leverage resources to create opportunities, sponsorship, and success for its members and that of Puerto Ricans/Latinos in the United States. The network enables its members to grow to their full potential and fulfill critical mentorship and leadership roles.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). SHPE is a leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math, and science.

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES). MAES promotes excellence in engineering, science, and mathematics while cultivating the value of Latino cultural diversity.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Through its network of more than 150 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.

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