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For Community | U.S. Latina/o Studies Program

For Community

For Community

Below you will find our list of community resources related to the USLT Program.


Statement concerning the attack on the LGBTQ Latina/o/x community in Orlando, Florida from USLT Director, Nancy Raquel Mirabal

Please follow this link to read the statement.

National Latino and Related Organizations

Latin American Health Institute
The Latin American Health Institute (LHI) is New England’s premier community-based public health organization, serving annually over 25,000 Latin American families and individuals through more than 24 direct care programs. In addition, LHI reaches healthcare professionals, para-professionals, and institutions through education, technical assistance, fiscal sponsorship, program oversight, and consulting services.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF’s mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance members reach over 14 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. As the nation’s action, advocacy, and research forum for Hispanic health and well being, we inform and mobilize consumers, support health and human service providers in the delivery of quality care, improve the science base for accurate decision making by promoting better and more inclusive research, promote appropriate use of technology, insure accountability and advocate on behalf of Hispanics, and promote philanthropy.

National Council of La Raza
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. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas — assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and 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.

National Hispanic Council on Aging
For over 25 years, NHCOA has supported the growing number of aging Hispanic adults through advocacy, research, the building of support networks, capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based organizations, and funding for community-based projects.
As the premier national organization representing Hispanic older adults and dedicated to addressing their most important issues, NHCOA focuses its efforts on Hispanic families as a whole, recognizing that Hispanic older adults’ quality of life is inextricably linked to that of their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.

National Latino Children’s Institute
Its mission is to focus the nation’s attention on Latino children and empower communities for the full and healthy development of young Latinos in a culturally relevant environment.

National Latino Research Center
The mission of the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos is to promote scientific and applied research, training, and the exchange of information that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly growing U.S. Latino population.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, we are committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.

Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities.

Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America
ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, published three times yearly, focuses on different themes related to Latin America, Latinos/as, and the Iberian peninsula. The magazine-length publication brings together different voices on each theme, highlighting the work of Harvard faculty, students, alumni, and Visiting Scholars.

Pew Hispanic Center
Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the entire nation. The Center does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

Hispanics in the United States
A presentation that highlights past, present and future trends of the Hispanic population.

Hispanic Federation
Established in 1990, the Hispanic Federation is a service-oriented membership organization that works with over 90 Latino health and human services agencies to promote the social, political and economic well-being of the Latino community.

PADRES Contra el Cáncer
PADRES Contra El Cáncer is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as, effective methods for their treatment.

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Inc 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. CHLI will offer a vision of the American Dream for Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese decent that focuses upon self-reliance, education, entrepreneurship and family values.

Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 38,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding three decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by promoting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing.

National Latino Officers Association of America
The National Latino Officers Association (NLOA) is an acknowledged fraternal and advocacy organization. The mission of the National Latino Officers Association is to create a coordinated network of support without limitations or boundaries.

Association for Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles. ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino Leadership in the global workforce.

Latin Focus
LatinFocus is the first stop for professionals seeking reliable business research information on Latin American economies. Through its content and webguide, the LatinFocus website enables executives and research analysts alike to find the latest available data from government sources, economic forecasts, market analysis covering economic performance, political risk assessments and financial market developments.

Hispania Capital Partners

Hispania Capital Partners is the leading private equity investment firm investing equity capital in companies that benefit from the demographics of the U.S. Hispanic marketplace.

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

HACE is dedicated to nurturing Latinos at all stages of the career continuum, from high school to college and on to the professional years, as we seek to develop increasing numbers of successful Latino professionals and leaders.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.

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