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.
For nearly 40 years, CHCI has forged a critical pathway to Educate, Empower, and Connect our nation’s future Latino leaders, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation. Since 1978, CHCI CHCI has been keeping the founders’ promise by making a positive, powerful difference in the lives of more than 8,500 Latinos.
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.
FLOC began in the mid-1960s, when Baldemar Velásquez convinced a small group of migrant farmworkers in northwest Ohio to come together for their common good. Initial successes generated strong reactions in the agricultural industry, which has been structured to benefit those at the top, while exploiting those who labor at the bottom. It took several years for FLOC to build a base among farmworkers in the area. Since then, FLOC has built a membership of thousands of migrant farmworkers by incorporating two key principles:
1. Farmworkers need a voice in the decisions that affect them: Allowing workers to form a union and collectively bargain with their employer is the only way to address the huge imbalance of power and provide an effective structure for self-determination.
2. Bring all parties to the table to address industry wide problems: Large agricultural corporations have created a supply chain that enriches its executives at the expense of those who work in the fields. These corporations have the wealth and power to change the harsh realities that many farmworkers face. FLOC seeks a structure where all those in the supply chain work together to solve problems: corporations, growers, and farmworkers.
Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. We work with farmworkers and their organizations throughout the nation.
Based in Washington, D.C, Farmworker Justice was founded in 1981. In 1996, Farmworker Justice became a subsidiary corporation of National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest constituency-based Hispanic civil rights organization. Farmworker Justice maintains an independent Board of Directors and 501(c)(3) status as a charitable corporation.
Farmworker Legal Services (FLS) is a legal aid office with attorneys and other legal staff who provide free legal assistance and referrals to migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program. FLS is funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, other grants and contracts, and private donations.
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) was founded in 1983. It represented a response to the rapid growth of the Latino population in the early 1980s and what a Ford Foundation working paper stressed as the need of policymakers and of Latinos themselves for "greater knowledge and understanding of their economic, social and political situation and of the roots of their disadvantage, and the development of an infrastructure that will increase their participation in the mainstream society.
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
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.
In 1973, migrant workers and their families had no voice to stand up for their right to safe housing and working conditions or their right to earn a fair wage. They struggle to maintain basic human dignity, from lack of bathroom facilities, dangers posed by pesticides, and discrimination. Because of their poverty, their transitory lifestyle, and their language difficulties, they face barriers to civil legal services. Out of this need, the legal community in Michigan formed Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance Project, also known as Migrant Legal Aid, a non-profit agency.
In 1973, the agency moved to a house on Mount Vernon in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The agency’s services expanded inside that house. From there, the agency spent 10 years in the Minhaar Building at 49 Monroe Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids, and 10 years at 638 Monroe Ave NW, another rental facility. Today, having moved to a permanent location at 1104 Fuller Avenue NE, the agency offers a continuum of services as an independent non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a staff of eight.
The agency also handles referrals from other non-profits, such as the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, Farmworker Legal Services, Latin Americans United for Progress, Hispanic American Council, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, and private attorneys.
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.
UnidosUS, formerly known as National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is 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.
Begun in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farm workers union. The UFW continues organizing in major agricultural sectors, chiefly in California. Recent years have witnessed dozens of UFW union contract victories protecting thousands of farm workers, among them agreements with the some of the largest berry, winery, tomato, dairy and mushroom companies in California and the nation. More than 75 percent of California’s fresh mushroom industry is now under union contract. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations protect all farm workers in California, especially those at non-union ranches. They include the first state standards in the U.S. to prevent further deaths and illnesses from extreme heat and in 2016 the first law in the country providing farm workers in California with overtime pay after eight hours a day. The UFW continues to actively champion legislative and regulatory reforms for farm workers covering issues such as worker protections, pesticides and immigration reform.