Association of Latino
Professionals in Finance and
Accounting (ALPFA) is the
leading professional association
dedicated to enhancing
opportunities for Latinos in the
accounting, finance and related
professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit
entity registered with the
Internal Revenue Service.
Membership is open to anyone who
shares our values, mission, and
principles. ALPFA currently has
34 chapters and over 7,000
members in the United States.
ALPFA currently has 34 chapters
and over 7,000 members in the
ALPFA creates opportunities,
adds value, builds relationships
for its members, the community
and its business partners while
expanding Latino Leadership in
the global workforce.
The Association of Latino
Professionals in Finance and
Accounting (ALPFA) will hold its
Annual Convention August 10 -
14, in Phoenix, Arizona. The
annual event is geared towards
professionals and students in
accounting, finance, IT and
related professions. The four-day
event provides opportunities to
learn, network and join the
growing success of ALPFA.
mission of the Congressional
Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
is to develop the next
generation of Latino leaders.
CHCI seeks to accomplish its
mission by offering educational
and leadership development
programs, services, and
activities that promote the
growth of participants as
effective professionals and
The Congressional Hispanic
Caucus (CHC) 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 founders'
goal was to work in conjunction
with other groups, both inside
and outside Congress, to
strengthen the Federal
commitment to Hispanic citizens
and heighten the Hispanic
community's awareness of the
operation and function of the
American political system.
Hispanic College Fund is the
product of a dedicated group of
Hispanic businessmen and women
who were inspired to respond to
the alarming growth in the
number of talented Hispanic
students who could not afford a
college education. This call to
action was precipitated by a
compelling letter to the editor
published in November 1990, in
Hispanic Business magazine in
which a student described his
disillusionment in seeking
financial aid from chief
executive officers profiled in
the magazine. Several concerned
Hispanic CEOs who read the same
letter responded by offering to
help support the creation of the
Hispanic College Fund.
The Hispanic College Fund’s mission is to educate and
develop the next generation of
Hispanic professionals. Our
scholarship programs focus on
developing Latino youth who are
pursuing undergraduate degrees
in business, science,
engineering, technology and math.
The Mission of the Hispanic National Bar Association
To serve as the national voice for the concerns and opinions of Hispanics in the community generally, and in the legal profession in particular.
To promote the recruitment and retention of Hispanics in law schools and provide them with financial assistance.
To develop mechanisms to facilitate the exchange of information among Hispanics involved in all segments of the legal profession.
To conduct conventions and seminars in order to provide continuing legal education for attorneys and foster the exchange of ideas and information among its members.
To provide testimony before Congress, state legislatures and executive agencies on issues of concern to Hispanics.
To work with other bar associations, governmental agencies and community groups to achieve greater involvement in and understanding of the American legal system by the national Hispanic community.
Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC)
was founded in 1981 as a result
of a series of meetings among
concerned Latina women. What
began as a casual association
evolved into intense discussions.
Their shared experiences sparked
the recognition that Latina
women have unique social and
cultural challenges and
opportunities. Together, they
used their diverse backgrounds
in corporations, government, and
educational institutions to
develop a mechanism to empower
the Hispanic Women's Corporation
HWC is a model organization, a
nationally recognized 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation known for
being a proactive leader in the
development of Latina women. HWC
empowers Latina women through
its commitment to the culture by
promoting education, community
advancement and leadership
development for the improvement
of our cultural quality of life.
HWC will be the primary conduit
of information and opportunities
to benefit the community and
instill lasting results toward
our future. HWC is also a proud
affiliate of the National
Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Business Association (LBA),
established in 1976 as a private
nonprofit organization, is the
one of the nation's largest
organization representing the
issues and concerns of Latino
The primary purpose of the LBA
is to promote the growth of
Latino-owned businesses by
educational workshops, and
formulating effective advocacy
programs. The LBA provides
services to its members in order
to help them be successful and
competitive. It also encourages
and facilitates networking among
Hispanic business leaders, and
recognizes and celebrates
success within the community.
The LBA works to provide
entrepreneurs with information
about and access to workshops,
seminars, and programs developed
for small business. In addition,
it helps to facilitate
communication amongst Hispanic-owned
businesses, corporate America,
financial institutions, and
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 (CBOs),
NCLR reaches millions of
Hispanics each year in 41 states,
Puerto Rico, and the District of
Columbia. To achieve its mission,
NCLR conducts applied research,
policy analysis, and advocacy,
providing a Latino perspective
in five key areas - assets/investments,
education, employment and
economic status, and health. In
addition, it provides capacity-building
assistance to its Affiliates who
work at the state and local
level to advance opportunities
for individuals and families.
Founded in 1968, NCLR is a
private, nonprofit, nonpartisan,
headquartered in Washington, DC.
NCLR serves all Hispanic
subgroups in all regions of the
country and has operations in
Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles,
New York, Phoenix, Sacramento,
San Antonio, and San Juan,
The National Hispanic Corporate Council is a non-profit organization working with corporate America since 1985 to provide its member companies a multi-layered approach and resources to effectively maximize the diversity of the Hispanic market. The NHCC offers programs such as the Corporate Executive Leadership Program, bi-annual conferences focusing on supplier diversity, marketing, community relations, human resources and procurement within the foundation of corporate social responsibility as well bringing the learning to your desktop with a series of webinars on Leveraging Affinity Groups, Conversations with the C-Suite and Lunch-n-Learns with subject matter experts.
mission is "to develop Hispanas
as ethical world leaders through
building and community and world
activism." NHLI has developed a
four-week intensive leadership
training program which spans
nine months and is implemented
in four different cities in the
This program is of high quality,
innovative and substantive. As
such, it looks to recruit
participants who are diverse,
talented and accomplished. It
complements and builds upon
other training programs by
integrating personal growth with
formal courses of study. The
dynamic curriculum allows
participants to put their
talents into action through
emphasis on personal strengths
and management of personal
weaknesses. By examining how as
Hispanics and women they have
historically looked at community
issues, participants prepare to
reach out and build bridges with
other groups of society.
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 57 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content – from rich media to online video to multimedia – and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.
A pioneering social media organization, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web.
LATISM, the largest organization for Latino and Latina engaged in social media, is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community.
National Hispanic Sales Network (NHSN) advances the careers of Hispanic sales and marketing professionals by leveraging the strengths and value of this bicultural, bilingual community.
NHSN creates a community where sales and marketing talent can develop professionally and strengthen their networks. NHSN empowers the Latino professional community by providing specialized training events and unique career-building resources, such as the National Conference and Career Fair (www.nhsnconference.com).
In addition, NHSN serves as a link between sales & marketing talent and organizations that recognize their value.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain.
HACU conferences and special events provide a vital platform for advocacy, information, collaboration, and recognition. These events include a Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C., HACU’s Annual Conference and a Biennial International Conference.
Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program and a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, with nearly 2.4 million members operating in nearly 14,000 communities worldwide. The American Legion is dedicated to four pillars of service: veterans, youth, defense and Americanism. It is a grassroots organization with volunteer leadership dedicated to the welfare of their communities.
The Legion is active in employment and business advocacy for veterans and their families, as well as the continued strengthening of education benefits through the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The American Legion also testifies on Capitol Hill in support of legislation beneficial to veterans, the troops, youth and other issues.