News Release

Eleven Latino-Serving Organizations Join the UnidosUS National Affiliate Network

February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) announced today the addition of 11 new members to its national Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations. UnidosUS Affiliates directly serve Latino communities across the country by providing critical services and resources that support their well-being.

The new community organizations joining the Affiliate Network include: Amethod Public Schools, in Oakland, California; AVANCE, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas; Bexar County Community Health Collaborative, in San Antonio, Texas; El Programa Hispano Católico, in Gresham, Oregon; HOLA Ohio, in Painesville, Ohio; Latino Community Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; MANA de San Diego, in San Diego, California; Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc., in North Las Vegas, Nevada; NEWSED Community Development Corporation, in Denver, Colorado; Sacred Heart Center (SHC), in Richmond, Virginia and Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF), in Los Angeles, California.

“We are proud to expand our network of Latino champions to include organizations that are deeply committed to empowering and driving meaningful change in our community. Through their work, our Affiliates are helping bridge access to essential services for millions of Latinos across the country, and through our partnership, they are also advocating for our community on the national stage,” said Viviana Lopéz Green, Senior Director of Affiliate Engagement, UnidosUS. “Together, we are moving the needle on critical issues for our community.”

UnidosUS Affiliates have had tangible impact in improving economic, educational and health-related outcomes for Latinos through a slate of services that include providing a quality education rooted in research-based models; access to financial literacy and affordable housing programs; and delivering culturally competent health services to our community.

For more information about UnidosUS’s new Affiliate organizations:

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Gabriela Gomez
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