Hispanic Resources

General Resources

http://www.hispanicvista.com/New Window
from homepage: "Since 1997, publishers of editorial content for the discussion of events, issues and ideas without prejudice to political affiliations or diversity of opinion that impact American Hispanics."

http://www.nclr.org/New Window
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. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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.

http://www.latinonet.net/New Window
The Latino Community Provider Network or "LatinoNet" is a community coalition of over 150 members representing over 50 agencies from areas such as health care, social services, education, business and children's services. The mission of the LatinoNet is to improve the quality of life for Spanish-speaking families on the North Coast.

http://www.lulac.org/New Window
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

http://www.hepm.orgNew Window
The HEPM was established to focus specific attention on the needs of Hispanic Americans in all areas of federal employment. Here you will find information about Hispanic culture, activities, employment, recruitment, speakers and other helpful information.

http://hispanic.com/New Window
Conversation on News & Community. Topics include: News & Business, People, Sports, Food, and Entertainment/Novelas

http://pewhispanic.org/New Window
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.

http://juantornoe.blogs.com/hispanictrending/hispanic_education/index.htmlNew Window
Hispanic Trending focuses on the United States Latino Market. It features news and commentaries related to Hispanic Marketing and Advertising, as well as links to, in my opinion, the most relevant Hispanic sites, organized by categories. Hopefully all these resources will enrich your understanding of this growing segment of the U.S. population.

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Women Resources

http://www.lasmujeres.com/New Window
From the "about" page: "Las Mujeres provides various resources of notable Latin women who contributed to our culture in diverse ways. Here you will find information about the lives of politicians, entrepreneurs, writers, singers, painters, actresses, educators, and others. Some of them live through their legacy and others are still around us changing our communities with their work. We hope that with every click you learn more about our culture and the achievements of these women."

http://www.hispanicwomen.org/New Window
The Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) was founded in 1981 as a result of a series of meetings among concerned Latina women. What began as a casual association evolved into intense discussions. Their shared experiences sparked the recognition that Latina women have unique social and cultural challenges and opportunities. Together, they used their diverse backgrounds in corporations, government, and educational institutions to develop a mechanism to empower the Hispanic Women's Corporation.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority-health/latinas/New Window
Welcome to the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC), a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is the most reliable and current information resource on women's health today. We offer FREE women's health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and web site.

Education Resources

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/publications/archivedhdp/New Window
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Hispanic Dropout Project's mission is to shed light on this national crisis, to produce concrete analyses and syntheses, and to recommend actions that can be taken at all levels in order to reduce the nation's dropout rate of Hispanic youth. The project is composed of seven independent individuals whose backgrounds include scholarly research, teaching, and administration across grade levels in U.S. schooling and post-secondary education.

http://www.hacu.net/New Window
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions.  Because of HACU's exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation's youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact. Today, HACU represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  Although our member institutions in the U. S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students.  HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

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Business Resources

http://www.myhapa.org/New Window
The Hispanic Association for Professional Advancement (HAPA) was first established in Los Angeles in 1977 by a group of seven Hispanic Xerox employees (our Founding Fathers), who saw a need for a single unified voice of Hispanic representation within the Xerox community. Xerox has long recognized HAPA as the Hispanic voice within Xerox and as an organization of highly skilled professionals working in partnership with Xerox management

http://www.verbacom.com/roundtable/New Window
The Hispanic Career Development Roundtable is a non-political, non-partisan organization offering seminars and workshops for the sole purpose of Professional Career Development. Views of individual member organizations do not necessarily represent the views of the Roundtable as a whole.

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/New Window
We offer a variety of business services such as career placement, recruitment services, business research, surveys and advertising.
HISPANIC BUSINESS® magazine won the prestigious Maggie Award for "Best Business & Finance Magazine," and we are syndicated by the New York Times Company. For more than 25 years, HISPANIC BUSINESS® magazine has been the market leader at delivering the Hispanic market.

http://www.naaonline.org/New Window
New America Alliance (NAA) is organized on the principle that American Latino business leaders have the responsibility to lead the process of Latino empowerment and wealth-building by expanding the forms of capital most crucial for economic advancement – economic capital, political capital, human capital and the practice of philanthropy. Alliance members believe that strategies to enhance these forms of capital must include many approaches, but one which American Latino business leaders are uniquely capable of leading is investment in our own community through coordinated philanthropy and public & private strategic collaboration.

http://www.nshmba.org/New Window
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 29 chapters and 6,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.

http://www.hets.org/New Window
The Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS) is the first bilingual distance learning consortium dedicated to serving the higher education needs of our fast-growing Hispanic communities. Founded in 1993, HET's membership is comprised of colleges and universities in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America. HETS provides a greater opportunity for affiliated institutions to offer and deliver online educational and training programs, courses and videoconferences in order to reach geographically distributed Hispanic communities.

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Health Resources

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/index.htmlNew Window
(in English/Spanish) MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

http://www.cdc.gov/women/New Window
(in English/Spanish) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)New Window. Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/omwh/New Window
Our mission at the Office of Minority and Women's Health in the National Center for Infectious Diseases is to assure that the burden and impact of infectious diseases among racial and ethnic minorities and women is acknowledged, understood, and addressed through research, surveillance, education, training, and program development. Of major concern are racial, ethnic, and gender health disparities in infectious disease. We work to help improve the health and well-being of minority and under-served populations through a wide-ranging program that includes research, training, and prevention.

http://www.diversityrx.orgNew Window
Diversity Rx: Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

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Last Updated: 2/21/13