HDA Joins: NCLR National Affiliate Network Continues to Expand as Eight New Members Join its Ranks


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February 12, 2016                                                                   Kathy Mimberg

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NCLR National Affiliate Network Continues to Expand as Eight New Members Join its Ranks


WASHINGTON, D.C.—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) announced today that eight new community-based groups have joined the NCLR Affiliate Network, which currently has 267 member organizations that create opportunities for the Latino community throughout the nation. The new members to the national network include Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hispanic Dental Association in Austin, Texas; HomeStrong USA in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; King-Chávez Neighborhood of Schools in San Diego, Calif.; Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas; Shirlington Employment and Education Center in Arlington, Va.; Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation in Deming, N.M.; and Urban Health Plan in Bronx, N.Y.


“NCLR works closely with our community partners whose leadership and hard work help expand opportunities for Latinos and connect them with critical information and services. We are proud to serve as a national voice for these Affiliates and the families who count on them, and we extend a warm welcome to the new members of the NCLR Affiliate Network,” said Sonia Pérez, NCLR Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.


For more information about NCLR’s new Affiliate organizations:

·       Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero (www.clinicaromero.com)

·       Hispanic Dental Association (www.hdassoc.org)

·       HomeStrong USA (www.homestrongusa.org)

·       King-Chávez Neighborhood of Schools (www.kingchavez.org)

·       Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. (www.proyectoinmigrante.org)

·       Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) (www.seecjobs.org)

·       Southwestern Regional Housing and Community Development Corporation (www.swnm.org)

·       Urban Health Plan (www.urbanhealthplan.org)

NCLR’s Affiliates provide programs and services to millions of Hispanic Americans and use their expertise to give voice to issues facing Latinos. Through their work, these nonprofits provide educational tools for children and adults, prepare workers to enter the labor force,facilitate the integration of immigrants into schools and the workforce, register people to vote, provide health services, help families purchase and stay in their homes, and promote policies that support the well-being of Latino families.


NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.