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We have the promise of a brilliant future—and the success of young Latinos will ensure that we can fulfill that promise. But first, we must fix the systems and policies that are keeping this important population from entering the workforce educated, healthy, safe and ready to take on the challenges of the future. Our goal is to ensure that programs, initatives and policies address the complex set of interconnected issues facing young Latinos; which include the impact of poverty, immigration, and language barriers that affect family status, access to education, healthy and safe communities.

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After School Alliance LogoImpact of Hispanic Vote Rests on Youth


The impact of Latino voters now and in the future hinge on its youth. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2014, one third of Hispanic eligible voters are under 30, in comparisons to white at 18% and blacks at 25%. Read More

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After School Alliance LogoStatistics, Barriers & Benefits to After school Programs for Hispanic Children

 

According to a recent survey by After School Alliance, more Hispanic youth than ever before are enrolled in after school programs with 3.8 million currently signed up and 5.5 million Hispanic children waiting to get in...Read More

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2014 National Latino Children's Summit2014 National Latino Children's Summit

by Olga Aros

The 2014 National Latino Children Summit will gather in Phoenix, Arizona on October 3 & 4 to address issues important to Latino children and all children in the nation.  NLCI, in its catalyst and advocacy role, has defined the vital issues important to Latino children that will be presented at the Summit. The Opening Plenary Session features the Pew Research Center ...Read More

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Coming Soon: Abróchese el cinturón campaign Abróchese el cinturón campaign

by Maria Rita Jaramillo

The National Latino Children's Institute and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration are collaborating to develop a campaign to reach youth and new Latino immigrants who have recently arrived in the United States on the importance of seatbelt juice.  The campaign was developed in collaboration with community partners through focus groups to develop the appropriate messages, themes, and visuals of the campaign. The bilingual (English/Spanish) campaign is designed to be used by community organizations who work with the target population. The web based tool kit will include posters, palm cards, PSA's, and a teaching module for organizations to use in delivering the campaign. The campaign will be available on the NLCI website in December 2014.

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Promesa de un Futuro Brillante Ending Hunger and Childhood Obesity  

By Maria Rita Jaramillo

Latino children are the youngest and fastest growing population in the nation.  In the southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, they already make up more than 50 percent of children in public schools.  By 2020, the Latino teen population is projected to increase by 62 percent, compared to 10 percent for the overall U.S. population.   Investing in this large segment of the U. S. population is critical to America’s continued growth and prosperity. Read More

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