Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy


Stronger Communities. Stronger America.

Washington, DC


UnidosUS (formerly 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, UnidosUS reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, UnidosUS conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, 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.

Ruling Year


President & CEO

Ms. Janet Murguía

Main Address

1126 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036 USA


Hispanic, Latino, Latina, discrimination, civil rights, poverty, community-based organizations





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Minority Rights (R22)

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Programs + Results

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UnidosUS works to serve Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing

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UnidosUS Programs

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Charting Impact

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UnidosUS aims to create education, health, workforce, and civic engagement opportunities for Latinos.

UnidosUS works through two primary, complementary approaches:

1. Capacity-building assistance. UnidosUS supports and strengthens Hispanic community-based organizations nationwide—especially those that serve low-income and disadvantaged Hispanics—by providing them organizational assistance in management, governance, program operations, and resource development.

2. Applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy. UnidosUS provides an Hispanic perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health—to increase policymaker and public understanding of Hispanic needs and to encourage the adoption of programs and policies that equitably serve Hispanics.

UnidosUS has advocated on behalf of the Hispanic community since 1968. UnidosUS's Policy Analysis Center is the premier voice in Washington, DC for Hispanic Americans. Its unique capacity to provide timely policy analyses, combined with its considerable advocacy expertise, a reputation for political independence, and an identifiable constituency, allows UnidosUS to play an important role in policy and advocacy efforts. Its policy-oriented documents command extensive press and policymaker attention, and UnidosUS is consistently asked to testify and comment on public policy issues such as immigration and education, as well as other issues of broad concern, from affordable housing to health policy and tax reform.

UnidosUS uses a synergistic and complementary approach between its capacity-building efforts and its advocacy-related activities to achieve its goals. UnidosUS leverages its unique combination of expert and experienced advocacy, programs, and a national network of community-based Affiliate partners to simultaneously change the social, economic, and political barriers that face the Latino community.

UnidosUS's success indicators include stable leadership, as its president and half of the leadership team have been with the organization for ten or more years; 100% board participation; consistent community and donor support; and the ability to reach millions of people each year.

UnidosUS serves all Hispanic nationality groups in all regions of the country through a formal network of nearly 300 Affiliates, reaching over 8 million Hispanics each year. All of UnidosUS's national projects include efforts to educate public and private organizations about Hispanic needs and help them develop partnerships with community-based organizations. As a member of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, UnidosUS also carries out joint projects with other Latino organizations and its sister civil rights organizations to advocate for increased opportunities for Latinos throughout the country. In 2018, UnidosUS looks forward to celebrating 50 years of impact and influence in the Latino community and setting an agenda to continue building a hopeful future for millions.

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