Latinos in Central Florida: The Growing Hispanic Presence in the Sunshine State
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Action Areas

Education

What We Do

What We Do

From Pre-K through College, we seek to provide parents and children alike with the tools to succeed in the education system.

Why We Care

Why We Care

It all begins with education. We’re committed to providing support to parents and children throughout their educational journey.

Our Numbers

8 Priorities

Outlined in “A Stronger New York City,” our policy blueprint for increasing Latino college access, retention and graduation.

200+ Leaders

Gather each year at the Hispanic Education Summit to discuss Latino educational priorities, Pre-K through 12th grade.

4 States

In which our CREAR Futuros program will be implemented in community colleges by 2017: NY, NJ, CT, FL.

Civic Engagement

What We Do

What We Do

Democracies depend on an engaged citizenry. We ensure that every person who is eligible to vote has the information, resources, and access necessary to participate in our democracy.

Why We Care

Why We Care

The interests and aspirations of 55M+ Latinos matter a great deal to us. Making sure Latinos are civically engaged and turn out at the polls is one of the most effective ways we have to ensure that the voices of the families we care for are heard and taken seriously.

Our Numbers

350,000+

Voters have been registered since 1995.

23

States that participate in our Movimiento Hispano initiative.

13.1 Million

Latinos projected to vote in 2016.

Health

What We Do

What We Do

Healthcare is a fundamental right. We work to increase access to care, improving health literacy, and supporting healthy lifestyles.

Why We Care

Why We Care

Strong and healthy families are the cornerstone of our communities. In order to address health issues we help eliminate barriers to healthcare access and education.

Our Numbers

100,000+

Latinos educated about Affordable Care Act (ACA) through our multi-state public education campaign.

34,000+

Uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers enrolled in New York State of Health since 2012.

100+

Men, women and children of all age groups took part in Zumba classes in 7 states, as part of our national campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Immigration

What We Do

What We Do

Immigrants have made America great.  They still do. Through comprehensive services and advocacy, we fight for the fundamental rights of immigrants, regardless of status. And we make sure they have every opportunity to integrate and fully contribute to their families and communities.

Why We Care

Why We Care

In the press and in politics, immigrants are under siege.  We fight back so that they have get a fair chance to pursue the American Dream.

Our Numbers

435

Members of Congress ranked in 2014 based on where they stood on immigration reform.

60,000+

Immigrants provided with English-language classes and citizenship assistance

400,000+

Identifications issued to New Yorkers through IDNYC, an initiative we championed.

Economic Empowerment

What We Do

What We Do

We promote the economic well-being of Latinos through financial education, resources, and training. Sensible financial management is something one learns.  We educate.

Why We Care

Why We Care

Being financially healthy improves almost every aspect of an individual’s life and has ripple effects in Latino communities.

Our Numbers

9,000+

Financial literacy workshop participants since 2008

325,000+

Meals provided since 2011 through our Lucha Contra El Hambre Hunger Relief Campaign

570

Small businesses that lowered energy costs through our energy efficiency program.

Organizational Development

What We Do

What We Do

We offer technical assistance to improve the infrastructure of nonprofits through training, consultations, workshops, and grants.

Why We Care

Why We Care

We were founded to help Latino nonprofits. It’s at our core, and always will be, because when our member agencies do well, so do our communities.

Our Numbers

$5 Million

Monies we've helped to make possible for communities of color-led nonprofits through the leadership of the NYC Council.

$40 Million

Funds we have invested in Latino nonprofits since 1993.

22

Years the Latino CORE Initiative has supported the Hispanic nonprofit sector.

Environment

What We Do

What We Do

We advocate for our environment and natural resources because they are essential to the health, economic security, and quality of life for all Hispanics.

Why We Care

Why We Care

Access to local parks and recreational areas is more important than ever in promoting healthy living and combating illnesses that disproportionately affect us.  We support environmental policies that positively impact Latino public health.

Our Numbers

5

Members of Congress recruited to co-sponsor a bill that supports the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

75

Latino organizations that signed onto our open letter to Congress calling for reauthorization of LWCF.

55 Million

Latinos represented in our report, Healthy Parks: Healthy Latinos.

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