Get to know these amazing organizations that work to serve the Latino community.
Hispanics make up approximately 18% of the United States’ population and they are also the second-fastest-growing ethnic group. This data clearly illustrates the importance and relevance of the Latino population, so it should be no surprise that there are a lot of Latino organizations in the country.
As Latinos, it is very important to know about these organizations in order to take full advantage of their services and assistance.
Below we give you a list of 10 Latino organizations that should definitely be on your radar.
1. Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
2. The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children (CHFC)
Mission: To combine education, capacity-building, and advocacy to strengthen the support system and continuum of learning for children and youth.
3. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
Mission: To champion Hispanic success in higher education. HACU fulfills its mission by: promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.
4. Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
Mission: To advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity. They are: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.
5. National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Mission: To facilitate full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
6. National Hispanic Institute (NHI)
Mission: To create experiences that engage achieving high school and college age youth in community leadership roles that advance our quality of life.
7. National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Mission: To empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.
8. The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP)
Mission: To provide a unique approach and voice to the policy analysis and advocacy needs of the Latino community in the United States.
9. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
Mission: To foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.
10. National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Mission: To build a stronger country by creating opportunities for Latinos.