Impact 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%. Yearly, approximately 800,000 Hispanic youth turn 18 and become eligible voters. The trend increases […]

Statistics, 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. Parents cited uphill challenges and their inability to enroll their children in after school programs due to; cost 54%, […]

2014 National Latino Children 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. […]

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 […]

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