NLCI Latino Youth

About NLCI


NLCI's mission is to focus the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young Latinos by advocating for their success and well being through partnerships and programs.


NLCI envisions communities and a nation where young Latinos are heard, valued and a priority for the future of our nation.


NLCI was founded in 1997 in response to the forecast growth in the Latino population, coupled with the dismal status facing Hispanic children. While there were organizations that championed... (read more)


Building stronger communities so that each child has what they need to succeed requires not only an understanding of the existing conditions, but the ability to create unique programs and build alliances with... (read more)

Policy Statements

The national latino children's institute believes “In advocating for Latino children, we are also advocating for the dignity, respect, and fair treatment of all children. We stand united in the effort to assure the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of those we represent—the children. ... (read more)

Our Leadership

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