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pretty flowersSince HBLI serves as a consortium, we seek to network with other agencies who share similar missions or whose purposes overlap with our own mission. Listed here are a number of Latino and educational organizations, policy and research centers, educational data resources, and other relevant sites.


The Civil Rights Projects At Harvard University:


The Civil Rights Project (CRP) is a leading organization devoted
to civil rights research. It has found eager collaborators among
researchers nationwide, and wide open doors among advocacy
organizations, policymakers and journalists. Focusing initially on
education reform, it has convened dozens of national conferences
and roundtables; commissioned over 90 new research and policy
studies; produced major reports on desegregation, student diversity,
school discipline, special education, dropouts, and Title I programs;
and published four books, with two more in the editing stage. CRP
has initiated joint projects across disciplinary and institutional lines
at universities, advocacy organizations, and think tanks throughout
the country. CRP directors and staff testify and provide technical
assistance on Capitol Hill and in state capitals. Its research has been
incorporated into federal legislation, cited in litigation, and used to
spur Congressional hearings. In any given month, CRP work is quoted
in such national media as The Village Voice, The New York Times,
Time Magazine and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

CRP's increasing national prominence and rapid growth confirm that
the initial vision was correct, and provide the backdrop for an ambitious
financial, programmatic and strategic agenda. The next five years will
be critical as CRP seeks to expand its capacity into additional areas,
including: (1) community security and criminal justice; (2) voting rights
and deepening democratic engagement; (3) metropolitan economic
opportunity (including housing, growth and employment); (4) community
and family wealth; and (5) health care justice.For more about CRP link to www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu

American Council for Education (ACE):


American Council for Education (ACE), founded in 1918, is
the nation's coordinating higher education association. ACE
is dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity
and a strong higher education system are essential corner-
stones of a democratic society. Its approximately 1,800 me-
mbers include accredited,degree-granting colleges and other
education and education related organizations. ACE is a forum
for the discussion of major issues related to higher education
and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life.
ACE maintains both a domestic and an international agenda  
and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher educa-
tion in a changing environment by providing leadership and  
advocacy on important issues, representing the views of the higher
and adult education community to policy makers, and offering  
services to its members. For more about ACE link to

You can also contact ACE at the following address:

Office of Minorities in Higher Education,

(202)-939-9395. omhe@ace.nche.edu

William B. Harvey, Vice President and Director.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI):


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus was organized in 1976 by
five Hispanic Congressmen: Herman Badillo (NY), Baltasar
Corrada (PR), E. "Kika" de la Garza (TX), Henry B. Gonzalez
(TX), and Edward Roybal (CA), to monitor legislative and other
government activity that affects Hispanics. The Caucus was origi-
nally formed to serve as a legislative organization through which
legislative action, as well as executive and judicial actions, could
be monitored to ensure that the needs of Hispanics were being met.
The founders' goal was to work in conjunction with other groups,
both inside and outside Congress, to strengthen the Federal commi-
tment to Hispanic citizens and heighten the Hispanic community's
awareness of the operation and function of the American political

In October 1981, the House Committee on the House Admini
stration drafted a new regulation that stipulated that all caucuses
involved in fund raising must move this particular activity off of
government premises.The members of the Congressional Hispanic
Caucus decided to maintain a legislative support organization on
Capitol Hill, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and move the non-
profit, fund raising organization, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,
Inc. Along with a new residence, it also acquired a new name
-- the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI).

To learn more about CHCI, link to the web page www.chci.org.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):                                                  


The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholar-
ship granting organization in the nation. HSF recognizes and rewards
outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United
States and Puerto Rico. These students represent every region of the
country, hundreds of institutions of higher learning and every segment
of the Hispanic community. Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded more
than 45,000 scholarships totaling nearly $60 million. To learn more about
HSF, link to www.hsf.net.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU):


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
was established in 1968 by a small group of higher education
leaders who recognized that poverty and language barriers,  among
other factors, were preventing Hispanics from reaching their full
academic potential. 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 - a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization
- represents more than 280 colleges and universities committed to
Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin
America and Spain. Although our member institutions in the U.S.,
represent less than 7% 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 re-
presents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). To know more about
HACU connect to the link www.Hacu.net.

Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL), Inc: 


The Institute of Educational Leadership's (IEL) mission is to im-
prove education -- and the lives of children and their families --
through positive and visionary change. Every day, we face the
challenge by bringing together diverse constituencies and empo-
wering leaders with knowledge and applicable ideas. This is why
foundations, corporations and generous individuals support our
work, and why our teams often include the most innovative federal,
state and local government agencies and many of the nation's leading
nonprofit organizations. We invite you to explore our site and learn
more about  IEL's organization, people, programs and publications.
Our website address is www.Iel.org.

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA):


IDRA is an independent, non-profit organization that advocates the
right for every child to a quality education. For more than 20 years,
IDRA has worked for excellence and equity in education in Texas
and across the United States. IDRA conducts research and deve-
lopment activities; creates, implements and administers innovative
education programs; and provides teacher, administrator, and parent
training and technical assistance. To learn more about IDRA logon to
the website www.Idra.org.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC):


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. To learn more about  LULAC connect to the link

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF):


Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading
nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach
institution in the United States.

MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and
programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 35 million Latinos
living in the United States and to empower the Latino community
to full participate in our society.

MALDEF achieves its mission by concentrating its efforts on the
following areas:

  • employment
  • education
  • immigration
  • political access
  • language
  • public resource equity issues

MALDEF achieves its objectives through advocacy, community
education, collaboration with other groups and individuals, the
awarding of higher education scholarships in law and commu-
nications, and, when necessary, through the legal system. To learn
more about MALDEF, link to  www.maldef.org.

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO):


The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
(NALEO) Educational Fund was established in 1981 to promote
the participation of Latinos in the nation's civic life. The NALEO Ed.
Fund carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs
that promote the integration of Latino immigrants into American society,
developing future leaders among Latino youth, providing assistance and
training to the nation's Latino elected and appointed officials; and by
conducting research on issues important  to the Latino population. To
learn more about NALEO connect to the link www.naleo.org.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ):


The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated
to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the
news industry. Established in 1984, NAHJ created a national voice
and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by a
16-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and
regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States
and the Caribbean. The national office is located in the National Press
Building in Washington, D.C.NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members,
including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related
professionals and academic scholars. To learn more about NAHJ, link
to the web page www.nahj.org.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR): 


The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, non-
partisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty
and discrimination, and improve life opportunities, for Hispanic Americans.
NCLR has chosen to work toward this goal through two primary, com-
plementary approaches:

  • Capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic
    community-based organizations: providing organizational assistance
    in management, governance, program operations, and resource
    development to Hispanic community-based organizations in urban
    and rural areas nationwide, especially those which serve low-income
    and disadvantaged Hispanics.
  • Applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy: providing a
    Hispanic perspective on issues such as education, immigration,
    housing, health, employment and training, and civil rights enforce-
    ment, to increase policy-maker and public understanding of
    Hispanic needs, and to encourage the adoption of programs and
    policies which equitably serve Hispanics.

NCLR strengthens these efforts with public information and
media activities and special and international projects. These
include innovative projects, catalytic efforts, formation of and
participation in coalitions, and other special activities which use
the NCLR structure and credibility to create other entities or
projects which are important to the Hispanic community, and
can  sometimes be "spun off" as independent entities.

NCLR is the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organi-
zation, serving all Hispanic nationality groups in all regions of the
country. To learn more about NCLR, link to www.nclr.org.

Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE):


The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education is a
professional association committed to the improvement of
educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher
education. The purpose of the Association shall be to provide a
forum for the discussion of issues related to Chicanos in higher
education and to cooperate in providing workable solutions in
these issues.


  • Educational Advocacy. 
  • Networking. 
  • Recruitment/Retention. 
  • Cultural Promotion. 

To Learn more about TACHE, logon to the website www.tache.org.

Western Interstate Commission For Higher Education (WICHE):


The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is a
regional organization created by the Western Regional Education
Compact, adopted in the 1950s by Western states. WICHE is
an interstate compact created by formal legislative action of the
states and the U.S. Congress. Fifteen states are members of

WICHE began operations in 1953 in Eugene, Oregon, moving to its
present location in Boulder, Colorado in 1955. WICHE is governed
by three gubernatorally-appointed Commissioners from each state.
Under terms of the Compact, each state commits to support WICHE's
basic operations through annual dues established by the full Commission.

WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher
education systems of the West. It has implemented a number of
regional activities to accomplish its objectives. To learn more about
WICHE connect to the link www.wiche.edu.

Willie Velasquez Institute (WCVI):

For  information about WCVI link to www.wcvi.org.

Consortium Universities:


University of California, Riverside. (The School of Education).




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