LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is a national organization representing the interests of approximately 2 million Latino/a trade unionist throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. LCLAA was founded in 1972 by local Latino trade union committees to promote participation by Hispanic trade unionists in a more responsive labor movement. LCLAA builds political empowerment of the Latino family, supports economic and social justice for all workers, and promotes greater cultural diversity at the workplace. The challenge for LCLAA is to bring union members together in solidarity, regardless of race or ethnicity. With 65 Chapters throughout the country and Puerto Rico, LCLAA members engage in different creative programs that promote political empowerment, cultural pride, and economic development of Latino workers and their families. LCLAA provides a voice for Latino working families nationally. In this effort LCLAA works in coalition with other leading Hispanic organizations to maximize support for economic and social policies that are essential to advancing the interests of Hispanics. LCLAA also works with these organizations to combat legislation that poses a threat to the Latino community.
Our Mission: To empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment.
The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) is the nation’s premier constituency-based organization that advocates, celebrates, and enhances the quality of life for Hispanic older adults, their families, and their communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NHCOA empowers its national network of 42 community-based organizations (CBOs) in supporting a broader network of 7,000 individuals and reaching 10 million Hispanics each year. The health and wellbeing of our padres and abuelitos is directed related to the care and nurturing they receive from their families and communities. Therefore, as an organization with almost 40 years’ experience and a strong community presence, we focus on sharing the best of us so that our elders fully enjoy their golden years in good health and securely alongside friends and family.
The Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly (IPR/HE) is the largest Hispanic nonprofit organization serving the Hispanic and other ethnic/racial minority seniors and their families in New York City. The Institute was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1979 in the state of New York as a nonprofit organization under IRS Code Section 501 (c)(3). The Institute mission is to affirm, protect, and empower the minority elderly and their families by ensuring that their human needs are met under the law. A primary concern is the access, acquisition, and protection of senior rights and entitlements. The Institute believes in the fundamental right of each individual to age with dignity irrespective of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, citizen status, or income. Institute programs address elderly needs through comprehensive direct services, in collaborations with other organizations, and by promoting the development of structures which directly benefit vulnerable seniors and their families.
Dr. Hector P. Garcia believed in the American dream and lived it. He was a man who passionately quoted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and applied such texts to the outcast minorities of society. He inspired Mexican Americans to educate themselves in democratic principles, then worked to apply those principles to all people through his organization, The American GI Forum. Dr. Hector P. Garcia saw the flagrant deprivation of rights of Mexican Americans and spent his life working to effect positive change.
SER is a national network of employment and training organizations that formulates and advocates initiatives that result in the increased development and utilization of America’s human resources, with special emphasis on the needs of Hispanics, in the areas of education, training, employment, business and economic opportunity. SER National aims to develop the employment and training capabilities of the SER network through the provision of technical assistance, research and planning, program and policy development, and fundraising. The vision of SER Jobs for Progress National Inc. is to enable the Hispanic community, other ethnic groups and “hard to serve” populations, to fully participate in America’s socio-economic mainstream, enjoyed equal access and parity in all aspects of American society.
MANA, A National Latina Organization, was founded in 1974 as the Mexican-American Women's National Association. MANA's original intent was to provide a voice for Mexican-American women at the national, state and local levels. Since then, the organization has expanded into a diverse group of Latinas in all areas of political, social and professional fields. MANA is unique since this makes MANA the single largest pan-Latina organization in the United States.
The National Association for Hispanic Elderly [Asociación Nacional Pro Personas Mayores] was founded in 1975 to serve the needs of Hispanic elderly and other low income persons. It is recognized as the pioneer and the leading organization in the field of Hispanic Aging. It has become one of the broadest based Hispanic organizations in the nation. It is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with both public and private funding. It has earned a national reputation for its work with the elderly and for its increasingly significant role in the larger Hispanic community.
National Hispanic Medical Association
Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association in a non-profit association representing the interests of 45,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. NHMA's vision is to be the national leader to improve the health of Hispanic populations.