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National Council of La Raza

Works: 382 works in 551 publications in 1 language and 3,979 library holdings
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Final report : Ancianos Capaces de Triunfar (Project ACT) by Victoria Peters-Rivera( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report : Ancianos management training project by Victoria Peters-Rivera( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic seniors speak out : a replication guide for motivating seniors to advocate for themselves by Victoria Peters-Rivera( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancianos Management Training Project : replication manual by Raúl Yzaguirre( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agenda by National Council of La Raza( )

in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino education : status and prospects by Maria Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is divided into a series of "snapshots" that form a "portrait" of the status of Hispanics in the U.S. educational system. Chapter 1 introduces the situation of Hispanics in U.S. education. Chapter 2 provides a brief summary of Hispanic demographics, and chapter 3 covers the condition of Hispanic children from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Chapter 4 summarizes data on the representation of Latinos as elementary and secondary school teachers and principals. Chapter 5 summarizes Hispanic postsecondary and adult educational status, and chapter 6 identifies policy implications of the findings. This look at the educational status of Hispanic Americans shows that more than 30 years after enactment of the major civil rights laws, U.S. society has yet to approach the goal of equal educational opportunity for all Americans. The disparity in education for Hispanic children begins at an early age, and Hispanic students who have fallen behind by middle school or high school tend to leave school before high school graduation. Some enter the work force with little preparation, while others become discouraged and chronically unemployed. Each chapter contains endnotes. (Contains 91 figures.) (Sld)
State of Hispanic America 1993 : toward a Latino anti-poverty agenda by Sonia Ruiz Pérez( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this report the National Council of La Raza begins to formulate a coherent framework for assessing proposed solutions to the problems of Hispanic American poverty. Poverty among Hispanic Americans is persistent and severe. More than one in four Hispanic Americans and two in five Hispanic children are poor. This discussion of the dimensions of Latino poverty reveals that the disadvantaged economic situation can be explained largely by the poverty of the four groups: the working poor; female-headed households; Puerto Ricans; and children. The outcomes of the following four public policy strategies on Hispanic poverty are considered: (1) equalizing educational attainment; (2) eliminating the effects of employment discrimination; (3) making work more rewarding; and (4) guaranteeing affordable housing. Other issues cannot be ignored, but anti-poverty approaches that address these four issues have the potential to reduce the number of Hispanic poor significantly. In addition, these strategies are amenable to statistical analysis to determine their real effects. Of the four approaches, equalizing educational attainment appears to have the most significant effect on poverty. Looking beyond the traditional civil rights issues to broader policy concerns will benefit the Hispanic American community. Nine figures illustrate the report. (SLD)
Moving up the economic ladder : Latino workers and the nation's future prosperity : state of Hispanic America 1999 by Sonia M Pérez( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers looks at the employment status of the U.S. Hispanic population, a significant and growing segment of the nation's labor force. It analyzes characteristics of Latino workers, including educational attainment by Hispanic subgroups, work experience and skills, and computer literacy. The eight papers are: (1) "What Latino Workers Bring to the Labor Market: How Human Capital Affects Employment Outcomes" (Marcelo Siles and Sonia M. Perez); (2) "What a Latino Worker Finds in the U.S. Labor Market" (Rebecca Morales); (3) "Latino Unemployment: Current Issues and Future Concerns" (Jorge Chapa and Craig Wacker); (4) "Latino Immigrants in the Labor Force: Trends and Labor Market Issues" (Guillermo J. Grenier and Peter Cattan); (5) "Compensation for the Latino Worker" (Cordeila W. Reimers); (6) "Benefit Coverage for Latino and Latina Workers" (Richard Santos and Patricia Seitz); (7) "Closing the Social Mismatch: Lessons from the Latino Experience" (Edwin Melendez and Luis M. Falcon); and (8) "The Impact of Latino Workers on the U.S. Economy: Implications for Effective Employment Policy" (Sonia M. Perez and Charles K. Kamasaki). (Papers contain references.) (Sm)
The education of Hispanics : status and implications by Lori S Orum( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the pervasive and consistent pattern of undereducation for Hispanics and their rapid growth as a proportion of the school population, there is a dearth of appropriate preventive and remedial programs to address their special needs. This report provides an overview of the educational status of Hispanics and notes the implications of the data. It includes sections on each of the following: (1) the history of Hispanics in the United States, (2) demographics, (3) school enrollment, (4) educational conditions, (5) literacy and educational conditions of Hispanic adults, (6) postsecondary education, and (7) composition of the teaching force. The final section of implications for education policy makers emphasizes the importance of the following: (1) programs aimed at early school success; (2) adequately training more bilingual, special education, and gifted and talented teachers; (3) required coursework in multicultural education for all teacher training programs; (4) combating curricular tracking; (5) tutoring at the high school level as well as for younger students; (6) dropout recovery programs and prevention programs that begin before high school; (7) test taking preparation seminars; (8) additional academic attention to Hispanic girls; (9) attention to adult illiteracy, and (10) increased college recruitment, financial assistance, and postsecondary educational efforts. An appendix includes census tables from each state. (Lhw)
Reducing Hispanic teenage pregnancy and family poverty : a replication guide : final version by Sonia M Pérez( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide was designed to help Hispanic American community-based organizations develop and establish a teenage pregnancy prevention or teenage parenting program for Hispanic American adolescents. The guide does not assume prior knowledge of the scope of the teenage pregnancy problem in the United States, but it does underscore the critical role that Latino community-based organizations can play. The guide is designed to assist organizations that have little or no experience with pregnancy programs and offers step-by-step guidance in developing and implementing programs. The guide is divided into four chapters and one appendix as follows: (1) "Chapter 1: Introduction" provides an overview of the topic of adolescent pregnancy with an emphasis on the impact in the Latino community; (2) "Chapter 2: Three Latino Community-Based Model Programs for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting" provides thorough description and details about the programs on which this guide is based; (3) "Chapter 3: Developing an Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention or Parenting Program for Latino Youth" offers suggestions about what organizations should consider as they decide among types of programs; (4) "Chapter 4: Organizational and Printed Resources" provides a comprehensive list of resources available for organizations to understand and address the issue; and (5) "Appendix: NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Worksheets" provides eight worksheets designed to help organizations gather information and assess the needs of Latino youth. (JB)
El Noticiario( )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For my children : Mexican American women, work, and welfare : Focus Study report #2 by Julia Teresa Quiroz( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the final report of the National Council of La Raza's (nclr) Focus Study examining the opinions, attitudes, and needs of Mexican American single women, relating to implementation of national welfare reform legislation. Over a 2-year period nclr staff held focus groups with Mexican American women in four communities: Phoenix, Arizona; Mora, New Mexico; Pharr, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri. An overview of the first-year study is provided. During the second year the study examined Aid to Families with Dependent Children (afdc), welfare-to-work programs including the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (jobs), the labor force, and child care. The report concludes that: (1) poverty is the central issue expressed by each focus group; (2) there is a dilemma between working with no health care benefits and depending on welfare with Medicaid; (3) individualized training programs are needed; (4) the women are active in the work force but need stable jobs with health benefits; (5) child care is a major concern of the participants; and (6) participants badly need more knowledge about the afdc and the jobs programs. Also discussed are implications for welfare reform in particular, and poverty policy in general. Appendices include: (1) an overview of the 1988 Family Support Act (fsa); (2) study site profiles; (3) participant profiles; (4) a second-year discussion guide; (5) a second-year background questionnaire; (6) a state jobs program update; and (7) descriptions of state programs. (Lp)
Hispanics and health insurance : a joint project of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and National Council of La Raza by Esther Aguilera( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On my own : Mexican American women, self-sufficiency, and the Family Support Act by Julia Teresa Quiroz( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Focus Study, conducted by the National Council of La Raza's Poverty Project, used structured discussions by focus groups to examine Mexican American women's opinions, needs, and attitudes as they relate to the implementation of the 1988 Family Support Act (fsa). FSA's primary objective is to move people off welfare through education, training, and employment. The purpose of the first-year focus groups was to identify subject areas to be explored in the second year. The project staff conducted eight focus groups in four communities: Phoenix, Arizona; Mora, New Mexico; Pharr, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri. In each community, the Focus Study collaborated with a staff person from a Hispanic community-based organization. Focus group participants were 57 Mexican American mothers under the age of 21. The following findings challenge some common perceptions about young Mexican American women: (1) they believed they could improve their economic status and were actively working to do so; (2) they showed a high level of initiative and resistance to dependence on welfare, whether they used welfare or not; (3) they saw lack of jobs, lack of access to good jobs, lack of high quality child care, and lack of transportation as barriers to economic security; (4) they expressed serious concerns about the quality and safety of center-based child care, and a preference for child care provided by relatives; and (5) they showed resistance to traditional cponcepts of marriage. Community profiles, a participant profile, an overview of the Family Support Act, a first-year discussion guide, and a first-year background questionnaire are appended. (Ks)
On the sidelines : Hispanic elderly and the continuum of care by Cristina Lopez( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from the margins : Puerto Rican young men and family poverty by Sonia M Pérez( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains the first-year research and findings of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Puerto Rican Young Men and Poverty Project. This project is a 2-year community-based effort to understand and begin to explain the relationship between the experiences of Puerto Rican men aged 16 to 24 years and the persistent poverty of Puerto Rican families. Education is found to be one of the most critical factors in determining the economic outcomes of young Puerto Rican men. It is also suggested that male unemployment, insufficient work experience, and limited connection to the work force may be greater factors in Puerto Rican poverty than low wages. Changes in the economy help explain these conditions. Another contributing factor is employment discrimination, which affects the job opportunities and earnings of Puerto Rican males. Further research is needed on the roles that delinquency, crime, incarceration, and related issues play in the socioeconomic status of young Puerto Ricans and their families. Current policy issues that require debate include attention to employment and training programs and policies for young Puerto Rican men, antipoverty strategies and social programs, and welfare reforms that examine poverty and the role of young men in the formation of families. An appendix lists participants in the study's round table. Eight figures and two tables illustrate the discussion. (Contains 67 references.) (SLD)
State of Hispanic America 1991 : an overview by Washington, Dc National Council of La Raza( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview presents a profile of the Hispanic American community in five key areas: demographics, education, poverty, health, and civil rights. The demographic overview considers population composition and location, population growth, language acquisition, family status, and employment. Educational status and trends, underrepresentation in education and training programs, factors affecting Hispanic undereducation, and signs of progress are discussed. Employment, earnings, and income; children and families; and factors associated with increasing poverty for Hispanics are considered. Hispanic health status, access to health care, and factors limiting access to health care are discussed. A section on civil rights treats public attitudes, evidence of discrimination, and Federal enforcement activities. A final section presents policy implications. The following findings are highlighted: (1) Hispanics constitute the first and most recent immigrants to the United States and the population continues to grow rapidly; (2) Hispanics have many of the values identified as typically "American"; (3) Hispanics have the lowest level of educational achievement of any major population group; (4) employed Hispanics are far more likely than other Americans to be among the working poor; (5) Hispanics are more likely than other Americans to contract certain diseases, yet less likely to have access to regular health care; and (6) Hispanics suffer from substantial levels of discrimination in education, employment, and housing, yet receive minimal attention from Federal civil rights enforcement agencies. Included are extensive end notes. (Jb)
Twenty-two Hispanic leaders discuss poverty : results from the Hispanic Leaders Study by Julia Teresa Quiroz( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reports twenty-two Hispanic leaders' responses to interviews assessing their perspectives on the nature, prevalence, and causes of poverty among Hispanics. This report contains six parts. Part 1 is an introduction. Part 2 presents the methodology used in the study. Part 3 gives the leaders' demographic and educational backgrounds. Part 4 presents the respondents' views on the nature of poverty among Hispanics today. Part 5 presents their views on current public policies concerning poverty among Hispanics and possible strategies to end it. Part 6 offers the following conclusions: (1) Hispanic institutions can serve a vital role in improving the lives of low-income Hispanics; (2) the issues of importance to these leaders sometimes parallel other national issues, but often with a different emphasis; (3) these Hispanic leaders blend a range of strategies in their approach to poverty; and (4) many of these leaders identified the special challenges facing Latinas. Also included are three appendixes which include the responses to the questions in seven tables, a list of the leaders interviewed, and a list of the advisors for the study. (Mym)
Untapped potential : a look at Hispanic women in the U.S. by Sonia M Pérez( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of Hispanic America( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Consejo Nacional de La Raza


N.C.L.R. (National Council of La Raza)


NCLR (National Council of La Raza)

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