Our coalition includes 14 national Hispanic organizations whose missions reflect the voices of more than 60 million Hispanics living in the United States and Puerto Rico. Together, they serve diverse communities through advocacy, education, philanthropy, politics, and more. The board of directors comprises representatives from each organization who are either presidents or CEOs at those organizations.
The American GI Forum (AGIF) is dedicated to addressing the problems of discrimination and inequities endured by Hispanic veterans after World War II. Through the efforts of many of the organization’s early leadership, the AGIF grew to other states and has chapters throughout the United States. Though predominantly Hispanic, the AGIF is a fully interracial U.S. veterans and family organization.
In 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the organization, the U.S. Congress Chartered the American GI Forum as a Veteran’s Family Organization. The AGIF has maintained a leadership role in many communities and has gained respect among all ethnic groups.
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
Based on this vision, the ASPIRA Association has defined its mission as follows:
To empower the Puerto Rican and Latino community through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders.
For 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.
The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress to advance the Hispanic Community’s Economic Progress with a focus on Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.
Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
CNC is a non-profit organization providing human services to persons in need from all racial and ethnic groups. CNC assists individuals to become self-reliant and builds bridges among America’s diverse communities.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Hispanic student success in higher education. In the United States, HACU represents more than 470 higher education institutions (both universities and community colleges) that together enroll two thirds of all Hispanics in higher education. Additionally, HACU has an international membership of approximately 45 universities from Latin America and Spain.
HACU has three lines of activity which include improving legislation and government support for U.S. member institutions, building the institutional capacity of its member institutions, and promoting strategic alliances and partnerships, including academic cooperation programs across borders.
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
Founded in 1974, MANA, A National Latina Organization® (MANA) is a national grassroots membership organization with chapters, individual members and affiliates across the country. MANA represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities. MANA contributes the leading Latina voice on many of the major issues in the public sphere, particularly in the areas of education, health and well-being, financial literacy, equal and civil rights, and immigration reform.
Prospanica has advocated for Hispanic business professionals for 30 years. Since its founding as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in 1988, it hosts annual career and professional development conferences, connecting thousands of Hispanics to graduate programs, subject matter experts, and corporations. Prospanica has given over $8 million in scholarships for graduate education, and many of those recipients have led professional chapters and university chapters across the US and Puerto Rico, advancing diversity causes in their own communities. In 2016, Hispanics continued to occupy a growing portion of the nation’s demographics, the organization was rebranded to Prospanica to broaden our mission to serve all Hispanic professionals.
The Service, Employment, and Redevelopment (SER) is a national network of Community Based Organizations(CBO’s) that formulates and advocates initiatives resulting in the increased development and utilization of America’s human resources, with special emphasis on the needs of Hispanics, in the areas of education, training, employment, business and economic opportunity.
SER National aims to develop the capacity of the SER network through the provision of technical assistance, research and planning, program and policy development, and fundraising.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
Since 1968, UnidosUS—formerly known as NCLR—has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos.The organizations serves the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide. UnidosUS partners 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.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide.
The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education, research, and leadership development, and empowering Latinos and similarly disenfranchised groups by maximizing their civic awareness, engagement, and participation.
President and CEO
Delia de la Vara
Senior Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs
President & CEO
Luis A. Vazquez-Contes
The American GI Forum (AGIF) National Commander
Mary Ann Gomez Orta
President and CEO
President and CEO
Dr. Antonio Flores
President and CEO
Roger Rocha, Jr.
Immediate Past President
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS