Being Latino in the United States is not easy, that’s why some organizations have been created with the sole purpose of helping the Hispanic community.
These organizations cover a wide range of areas. There are business associations, organizations for professionals, politics, immigration, and cultural groups, as well as education associations for Latinos in the United States.
Let’s see some of the most important ones:
1. Hispanic Heritage Foundation
This award-winning non-profit “identifies, inspires, prepares, and connects Latino Leaders in the community, classroom, and workforce.” The Hispanic Heritage Foundation works as a bridge between young Latino students and soon-to-be professionals, and the community and workforce.
2. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
The USHCC represents over 4.37 million businesses owned by Latinos, which makes it the United States’ largest Hispanic business organization. This organization promotes the economic growth of its affiliates and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local business associations in the country.
3. The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children (CHFC)
The CHFC is an educational, non-profit organization that aims to support the system and continuum of learning for Hispanic children and youth. They focus on early care, youth development, community engagement, and policy and advocacy.
4. The National Hispanic Institute
An educational organization as well, the National Hispanic Institute fosters future community leaders for the Latino community, both in the United States and Latin America. The NHI efforts focus on high school students with the intent of pursuing college studies and the potential to become community leaders.
5. United We Dream
With an online reach of over 4 million and more than 400,000 members, United We Dream (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the U.S. UWD specializes in providing assistance to undocumented immigrants in the country, and in creating welcoming spaces for young people.
6. Grassroots Leadership
Grassroots Leadership is a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts on fighting the profitable detentions, mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants. They have identified that the prison industry has relied more on immigrants to drive their profits up.
7. National Association for Hispanic Elderly (NAHE)
The goal of NAHE is to improve the lives of Hispanic elders and impacting the Latino community as a whole. They offer economic development programs, health education, as well as assistance in housing, employment, and training. Over 36 years, NAHE has provided more than 60,000 paid jobs for Hispanic seniors.
8. Unidos US
Formerly known as the National Council of La Raza, this organization helps Latinos in the United States through research, policy analysis, advocacy efforts, and a series of programs that have served millions of Hispanic people in areas as diverse as immigration, education, housing, health, and others.
There are many other associations and non-profit organizations that work to help Latinos in the United States, some have a nationwide reach, while others are local. Look for the right organization for you and share it with us on our social media.