Agencia EFE is the leading Spanish-language news agency and the fourth largest news agency in the world. EFE is responsible for more than forty percent of international news published in Latin America. Founded in 1939, EFE instantaneously offers the Spanish and Latin American view of the world in Spanish, Portuguese, English, Arabic, Catalan, and Galician. A multimedia news company with a network of journalists worldwide, its seventy years of experience guarantees its impartiality, its power, its credibility and its immediacy.
De Colores, Inc., is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based nonprofit Hispanic organization, incorporated in 1976. The mission of De Colores, Inc., is to coalesce the talents of Hispanic artists, dancers, musicians, writers, native arts and leaders to promote cross-cultural communications. De Colores produces events and activities revolving around the culture and heritage of Hispanics. The production of events and activities occur on an annual basis with participation of twenty-five to thirty organizations and as many as two hundred volunteers.
El Centro de la Raza, founded in 1972 through a peaceful occupation of an abandoned school building located on Beacon Hill in Seattle, Washington, is a civil rights organization serving the Latino community. The organization combines a strong sense of self-esteem and connection to one's family and culture with active participation in community affairs. Programs include youth services, leadership development, community organizing, cultural work, economic development, housing development, and an array of social services ranging from childcare to services for the elderly.
Ele's Place is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating awareness and support for grieving children and their families in Mid-Michigan. It consists of professionals and trained volunteers who offer children the opportunity to accept the loss of a family member or an important friend, as well as to continue their lives in a hopeful and confident manner. Ele's Place staff and volunteers are also available to provide community presentations on the issues concerning grief and loss. Services are at no charge.
Mexican Labor News and Analysis is a monthly collaboration of the Mexico City-based Authentic Labor Front and the Pittsburgh-based United Electrical Workers. The ONLINE publication looks at labor and social movement issues, often referencing and summarizing Mexican and U.S. media. In addition to news stories, the site also issues frequent calls to action.
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. Although Hispanics, especially Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans, participated in the civil rights movement, they did not gain widespread media coverage or national visibility for their efforts. NCLR was eventually created in response to a clear need for more local, grassroots programmatic and advocacy organizations, for a source of ongoing technical assistance to help coordinate and strengthen the work of local groups, and for national advocacy on behalf of Mexican Americans.
The Tejano Entertainers & Music Association (TEMA) was founded to offer new visions, new directions, and new horizons for the Tejano entertainment and music industry in the new millenium.
TEMA's mission is to develop and produce a new world of Tejano entertainment and to pursue excellence through music, media, and the performing arts.
As we enter the 21st Century, Latinos are projected to become the largest minority in the United States. The new millenium presents tremendous opportunities and challenges for the Tejano entertainment industry throughout both hemispheres. TEMA is prepared to meet these challenges and offer creative forums and venues which will propel Tejano entertainment up to the next level of success.
The mere birth of TEMA on July 16, 1998, instantaneously expanded the Tejano music industry into a global opportunity for those involved in Tejano entertainment, including radio, television, film, performing arts, fashion, dance, music and media.
TEMA plans to develop and produce new state, national, and international forums and venues for Tejano entertainers to perform. Among the exciting plans for TEMA include the TEMA Awards, a six-cities entertainment tour in 1998, two entertainment spectaculars in Las Vegas with national and international radio and television syndication, the Golden Mic Awards for broadcasters, the Entertainment Media Awards, the Tejano Celebrity Fashion Show, a National Talent Search program, the Tejano Partners Membership program, and other fun-filled events in the future.
Individuals and organizations are encouraged and invited to join as "TEMA Partners" and grow together into the Latino millennium. For "TEMA Partners" membership information, please contact TEMA at: P.O. Box 2298, San Antonio, TX 78298, call (210)283-6946, or fax (210) 824-1768.
Telamon brings human services to people and communities in twelve states, doing business in two of them as Transition Resources Corporation. Chartered as a nonprofit organization, the organization's purpose is to improve the lives of those in need, doing that through the operation of a diverse array of programs for farmworkers, children from low-income families, and other groups with special needs. Telemon Corporation provides literacy and early childhood education, job training, emergency services, temporary or permanent housing opportunities, and a number of other services. Funding for these efforts comes from federal and state agencies, foundations and tax-deductible, private donations.