"In 1978, a small group of Hispanic members of Congress established the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to develop the next generation of Latino leaders with a clear vision of a strong America made possible with the many contributions of educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of U.S. society. This vision was founded on three cornerstones for success: education attainment and college access, leadership development programs in D.C., and access to a powerful network of Latino leaders in the United States."
"The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions.
In 1992, HACU led the effort to convince Congress to formally recognize campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated HSIs and to begin targeting federal appropriations to those campuses."
"LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups."
"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."
"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. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia."
The organization was created in 1997 by actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia, and attorney Felix Sanchez "to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries. The Foundation has concentrated on increasing access for Hispanic artists and professionals while fostering the emergence of new Hispanic talent."
The Mayor and Council appointed a seven-member Oversight Team to develop recommendations with input from the community. The final report, presented to the Council June 27, 2013, provides recommendations related to economic development, health, housing, education, cultural arts, youth services, civic engagement, and transportation. One key recommendation was for the Austin City Council to create and appoint a Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Resource Advisory Commission.
This 51-page brochure from the Texas Historical Commission is a guide for heritage travelers, featuring sites in ten heritage trail regions of the state. The guide can be downloaded to a smartphone for use on trips around the state.
Spanish and English-language articles from scholarly journals published in Latin America, Portugal and Spain on all major subject areas. (Artículos en español y en idioma Inglés de revistas científicas publicadas en América Latina , Portugal y España en todas las principales áreas temáticas. )
Spanish language collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. (Colección en español de investigación e investigación revistas médicas de renombre editores latinoamericanos y españoles.)
"Since 1970, the mission of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has been to serve Texas and the nation as a leader in the intellectual development of Mexican American studies. The establishment of CMAS represents an institutional recognition of the importance of the Mexican American people in the history of the United States."
To build our members' personal, business, educational & financial wealth. Vision Statement
To be the Center of Excellence for businesses and entrepreneurs in the Central Texas Hispanic market.
"Our mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. We publish Latinitas Magazine and host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice."
"This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts."
Founded in 2006, YHPAA serves as a professional resource for Hispanics in Central Texas: It supports and encourages higher education through scholarships and mentorship programs and provides resources to members for professional, community, and personal development.
MARÍA R. SCHARRÓN-DEL RÍO AND ALAN A. AJA, December 5, 2015
"Over the last few years, the use of the identifier “Latinx” (pronounced “Latin-ex”), born out of a collective aim to move beyond the masculine-centric “Latino” and the gender inclusive but binary embedded “Latin@,” has received increasing attention and usage in popular to scholarly spheres."
Yesenia Padilla, April 18, 2016
"According to Google Trends data, Latinx began emerging as early as 2004, but really started popping up in online searches some time in late 2014. During this period, the term had mostly been used in left-leaning and queer communities as a way to promote inclusivity in language."
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.