Since 1968, UnidosUS - formerly known as NCLR - has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. We serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide. And we partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.
MANA - A National Latina Organizati
MANA, A National Latina Organization, is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. It's mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy. MANA fulfills its mission through programs designed to develop the leadership skills of Latinas, promote community service by Latinas, and provide Latinas with advocacy opportunities. Support for these programs is derived from members, corporations, foundations, and government grants. The organization was founded in 1974 by Mexican-American women, the membership voted to become MANA, A National Latina Organization in honor of the diversity of its ranks. Today MANA advocates for all Latinas.
Las Comadres Para Las Americas
The Austin local Las Comadres was started in Austin (April 2000) by Elizabeth Garcia and Veronica Rivera as an informal face-to-face gathering of Latinas. Nora Comstock, whose passion is building community and sharing resources, used her technological background to take the concept all these comadres groups had in common to the next level using the Internet and the Web. Nora transformed the informal in-home gathering into the national and international Las Comadres network. Jack Bell's technological expertise and financial support have been key to both the survival and growth of the organization. Jack Bell, is Nora Comstock's husband. Today in cities all over the US and also internationally, Latinas are engaged in dialogues about education, employment, culture, and resources, among other things. The email connection is known as Las Comadres News Network (LCNN). LAS COMADRES PARA LAS AMERICAS continues to grow on a daily basis as Latinas build personal and professional relationships with one another.