Latino Community Resources

America Tropical Interpretive Center

Website: http://www.olvera-street.com/-Siqueiros-Mural/-siqueiros-mural.html
Phone: (213) 485-6855

The America Tropical Interpretive Center is dedicated to the life and legacy of David Alfaro Siqueiros. His mural, América Tropical, continues to have a profound influence on the Chicano Muralist Movement in Los Angeles. The messages he relayed through his provocative art have impacted people the world over.

Central American Resource Center (Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos)

Website: http://www.carecen-la.org/

Martha Arevalo
Executive Director
(213) 385-7800 x135
(213) 385-1094 fax
marevalo@carecen-la.org

Mission: The mission of CARECEN is to empower Central Americans by defending human and civil rights, as well as working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Website: http://www.chilra.org/

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was formed in 1986 and officially founded in 1993 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles; promote harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations; and through coalition-building, advocacy, community education and organizing, empower immigrants and their allies to build a more just society.

Community Coalition

Website: http://cocosouthla.org/
Office: 8101 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Phone: (323) 750-9087

We believe people are the creators of change. We believe we are more powerful united as a community than when acting alone. That’s why we bring community members together to build leadership, launch action campaigns, and create a unified voice for South L.A. Together we are transforming our schools, strengthening families and building a thriving community.
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.

El Mercado La Paloma

Website: http://www.mercadolapaloma.com/
Office: 3655 S Grand Ave # 240, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 748-1963

By providing affordable retail opportunities, technical assistance, start-up capital and support, Mercado La Paloma seeks to create business ownership opportunities and living wage jobs in our community.  It is our goal to offer needed goods and services to residents and employees and retain spending in our neighborhood. Mercado La Paloma is located in the Figueroa Corridor of South Los Angeles a neighborhood that is full of creative and hardworking entrepreneurs, community spirit, artists, musicians and cultural traditions.  The area has historically suffered from disinvestment – including a lack of quality jobs and business opportunities, quality gathering spaces, quality food, and art and cultural opportunities.  Over a five year period characterized by intense community engagement and research, Esperanza Community Housing Corp. renovated our current building, converting it from a garment factory to a vibrant community gathering space.  It is an experiment in community revitalization that provides opportunities for our local residents and showcases our local creativity to the broader Los Angeles community.

El Nido Family Centers: South West Family Source Center

Website: http://elnidofamilycenters.org/
Office: 3965 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Phone: (323) 998-0093

El Nido Family Centers is a social service non-profit agency. We provide counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities throughout Los Angeles County. Our mission is to empower families in low-income communities of Los Angeles County to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence, academic failure, and teen pregnancy through outstanding educational, youth development, health and therapeutic services.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

Website: http://elpueblo.lacity.org/index.htm.

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, El Pueblo de Los Angeles is part of the oldest sections of Los Angeles. El Pueblo is made up of the Union Station, La Placita Church, Olvera Street (a Mexican marketplace), Avila Adobe, the Old Plaza Firehouse, the Pico House, and Merced Theater. El Pueblo serves as a cultural center where many people gather to celebrate the history and the diversity of Los Angeles through art, festivals, and historical tours. The buildings are preserved for their history and have been transformed into museums and art galleries.

General Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles

Website: http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/losangeles/
Office: 2401 W 6th Street Los Angeles, CA  90057
Phone: (213) 351-6800 ext.2518

The General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles is the largest foreign consular representation of Mexico. Its staff is there to serve and guide for free.

Their functions are to protect and defend the dignity and the rights and interests of Mexicans, as well as assisting and advising Mexicans who are abused in their labor relations, benefits, or violation of their human rights.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Website: http://www.hacu.net
Office: 915 L Street, Suite 1425, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 442-0392

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions.  Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact. HACU’s mission is to Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education. HACU fulfills its mission by promoting the development of member colleges and universities, improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students, and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Website: http://lapca.org/

The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California. La plaza is home to exhibitions, programs and services which encourage people to experience and participate in the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.

Latino Professional Network

Website: http://lpnonline.com/

The Latino Professional Network, founded in Los Angeles in September of 1999, stands as one of the largest and preeminent associations of Latino professionals, community leaders, and students in the country. Since its inception, the LPN’s guiding precept and goal was to galvanize and unify the ever- growing community of Latino Professionals in the United States. The LPN also seeks to harness the skills, education, resources, and passion of Latino Leaders to assist the next generation of leaders and support the community at large. The LPN has also constantly strived to build bridges between all the communities that contribute to our collective diversity.

Latino Resource Organization

Website: www.latinoresource.org
Office: 610 California Ave. Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 578-6069

Latino Resource Organization Inc. is a nonprofit community based social service organization that is dedicated to assist less fortunate individuals, families and seniors in the West Los Angeles area. It provides many human services and programs that support low-income families of diverse cultures to improve their quality of life.  Their programs include: Consultation and Assistance with Social Services, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Tax Assistance, Environmental Education Program and Financial Literacy Program.  They also work in collaboration with the West Los Angeles Family Resource Center where individuals can find Adult & Senior programs, different health care and education programs, as well as social and fitness events.

League of United Latin American Citizens

Website: www.lulac.org
LULAC National Office: 1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-6130
California Regional Office: 1225 8th Street, Suite 375 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 551-1330

The League of United Latin American Citizens is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic Civil Rights organization in the United States of America. The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. They have access to many programs ranging from civic participation to young adult groups, in order to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Website: http://www.maldef.org/

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Website: http://www.naleo.org/
Phone: (213) 747-7606

The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. Established in 1981, the NALEO Educational Fund is making significant contributions to the progress of the nation’s 45.5 million Latinos.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

Website: http://www.nhmc.org/
Phone: (626) 792-6462
Office: 55 S Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. NHMC serves as a national organization with a strong presence in the following areas: California, New York, Arizona, Michigan and Washington, D.C.