As superintendents & trustees, we’re often looking for resources. Rather than “re-invent the wheel,” we might find wisdom from any number of organizations that serve the Latinx population. Below is a list of local, state and national organizations serving the Latinx community!

Scholarships & College Assistance


American G.I. Forum (AGIF)

Latino veterans & Hispanic scholarships

National – Pueblo, CO  (719) 299-4838


American G.I. Forum of Texas

Latino veterans & Hispanic scholarships

State – Austin, TX  (512) 992-7066


California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)

Scholarships & programs for Latinos in journalism

National – Santa Monica, CA  (213) 437-4408


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Hispanic scholarships

National – Gardena, CA


Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)

Hispanic health professionals programs & scholarships

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 808-3480


Mexican American School Boards Association

Public education advocacy & scholarships

State – Austin, TX  (512) 826-0280


National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

Hispanic business professionals & Latino scholarships

National – Irving, TX  (877) 467-4622



Latino School Board Members Associations


Arizona Latino School Boards Association

State – Phoenix, AZ  (602) 842-2812


California Latino School Boards Association

State –


Mexican American School Boards Association

State – Austin, TX  (512) 826-0280



Education Leadership


Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS)

Forming & supporting Latino administrators

National – Washington, D.C.


Latinos for Education

Development of Latino leadership in the education sector

National – Boston, MA


Texas Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (TALAS)

Statewide association of Latino public school administrators

State – Austin, TX  (800) 725-8272



Higher Education


Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

Advocacy of post-secondary education for Hispanics

National – San Antonio, TX   (210) 692-3805


Mexican American Latino Faculty Association – Texas A&M University

Mexican American education

State – College Station, TX


Mexican Institute of Greater Houston (MIGH)

Computer technology and educational training services

Local – Houston, TX  (713) 988-6699


National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

Latino fraternities & sororities



Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education

Chicano educators

State – Canyon, TX  (806) 651-5310



Mexican American Studies


Center for Mexican American Studies & Research (CMASR)

Mexican American & Chicano studies

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 528-7135


Center for Mexican American Studies at University of Houston

Mexican American & Chicano studies

State – Houston, TX  (713) 743-2255


Center for Mexican American Studies at UT Austin (CMAS)

Mexican American & Chicano studies

National – Austin, TX  512-471-8358


National Association for Chicana & Chicano Studies (NACCS)

Chicana/Chicano studies

National – San Jose, CA  408.924.5310





National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Information on Hispanic health

National – Washington, D.C.  (866) 783-2645



Immigrant, Migrant & Laborer Rights


Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Advocacy for human, civil & labor rights for immigrants

National – Los Angeles, CA  (888) 6CHIRLA


Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC)

Decent conditions & rights for migrant farm workers

National – Toledo, OH


Hermandad Mexicana Nacional

Assists with legalization & naturalization in the U.S.

National – Los Angeles, CA  (323) 263-0000


Hispanic American Association of East Texas

Immigration services, citizenship, & family petitions

Local – Tyler, TX  (903) 595-0066


Labor Council on Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

Latino labor leaders, workers rights, & jobs protection

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 508-6919


Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

Immigrants, refugees, women & family reunification aid

International – El Paso, TX  (915) 544-5126


National Association of Farmworker Organizations (NAFO)

Policies for migrants, farmworkers & the rural poor

National – St. Cloud, MN  (320) 251-1711


National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)

Justice for immigrants, refugees & asylum seekers

National – Chicago, IL  (312) 660-1337


National Immigration Law Center

Rights for low-income immigrants & their families

National – Los Angeles, CA  (213) 639-3900


United Farm Workers of America (UFWA)

Advocacy for farm workers & civil rights

National – Keene, CA



Adult Education & Family Support


Chicano Family Center / Centros Familiares de la Comunidad (CFC)

Adult education & Latino family support services

Local – Houston, TX  (713) 923-2316



Preparedness program for Latinas & their mothers

Local – Austin, TX  (512) 467-4483


Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC)

Latino education, housing & economic development

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 978-0500





Dolores Huerta Foundation

Community advocacy & grassroots organizing

National – Bakersfield, CA  (661) 322 3033


Latino Victory

National organization working to grow Latino political power

National – Washington, D.C.  202.830.1683


League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Latino civil rights & community advocacy

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 833-6130


Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF)

Latino civil rights, immigrants’ rights, & Latino education

National – Los Angeles, CA  (213) 629-2512


UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)

Hispanic civil rights & Latino advocacy

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 785-1670


Unión del Barrio

Volunteer group identified with the struggle of La Raza

National – San Diego, CA  (619) 398-6648



Research & Policy


Center for Latino Policy Research at UC Berkeley (CLPR)

Research on policies affecting Latinos

National – Berkeley, CA


Center for Latino Research at DePaul University

Latino research by and about Latinos

National – Chicago, IL (773) 325-7316


Chicano Studies Research Center Library (CSRC) – UCLA

Research library focused on the Mexican American community

National – Los Angeles, CA  (310) 825-2363


Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)

Interdisciplinary academic research on U.S. Latino groups

National – Chicago, IL  (713) 743-3136


The Latino Coalition (TLC)

Research & development in policies relevant to Latinos

National – Irvine, CA  (855) 852-1995


Voces Verdes

Latinos for strong, sustainable environmental policies

National – San Francisco, CA



Government & Politics


Mexican American Legislative Caucus (MALC)

Latino interests in the Texas House of Representatives

State – Austin, TX  (512) 236-8410


Mexican American Political Association (MAPA)

Latinos in politics, political empowerment, & advocacy

National – Los Angeles, CA  (323) 260-8012


National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)

Empowerment for Latinos in citizenship & public service

National – Los Angeles, CA  (213) 747-7606


National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA)

Advocacy of Latino visibility & influence in national affairs

National – Washington, D.C.


Partido Nacional La Raza Unida (La Raza Unida Party)

Self-determination for Chicanos

National – San Fernando, CA  (818) 365-6534

Voto Latino

Activating Latino voters to the polls

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 386-6374



Talent Development



Education & leadership development for Puerto Rican & Latino youth

National – Washington, D.C.


Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL)

Institute for Latino talent and leadership development

National – Irvine, CA  949-713-9144


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

Education, empowerment & connection of future Latino leaders

National – Washington, D.C.  202-543-1771


Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)

Advancing diversity of thought in the Hispanic community

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 347-8280


Hispanic 100 Foundation

Development & support of Hispanic leadership

National – San Clemente, CA


Hispanic Access Foundation

Connecting Latinos to partners & opportunities

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 640-4342


Hispanic American Freethinkers (HAFree)

Resources and support for Hispanic freethinkers

National – Reston, VA  202.656.5060


Hispanic Association of Women

Educational & leadership skills for Latinas

Local – Lubbock, TX


Hispanic Federation

Empowerment & advancement of the Hispanic community

National – New York, NY  (866) HF AYUDA


Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

Identify, inspire, promote & prepare Latino leaders

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 558-9473


Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT)

Advancement of women in public, corporate & civic life

State – Austin, TX  512-481-1600


Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF)

Empowerment & inspiration for Houston Hispanics

Local – Houston, TX  (713) 743-3136


Latino Influentials

Identification & cultivation of new Latino leaders

National – Washington, D.C.


Latino Leaders Network

Bringing Latino leaders together & creating unity

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 904-2003


The LIBRE Initiative

Advancement of economic freedom for U.S. Hispanics

National – Mission, TX  (844) JOINLIBRE (564-6542)


MANA – A National Latina Organization

Advocacy of Latinas, leadership & community programs

National – Washington, D.C.  202-525-5113


Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI)

Mexican American bi-national leadership development

National – Washington D.C.


National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)

Latina ethical leaders development via training & activism

National – Washington, D.C.  703-527-6007


National Hispanic Institute (NHI)

Leadership development experiences for Hispanic youth

National – Maxwell, TX  (512) 357-6137


New America Alliance (NAA)

Latino empowerment & wealth-building for Latino leaders

National – Washington, D.C.


Wise Latina International

Educating & empowering women to be agents of change

National – El Paso  (915) 204-3871


Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA)

Leadership & development for young Latino professionals

Local – Austin  (512) 537-7990



Art, Culture & Heritage


Alianza Latino Association (ALASARTE)

Promotion & preservation of Hispanic heritage

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 385-3877


Austin Latino Music Association (ALMA)

Latino music & music programs

Local – Austin, TX


Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival

Latin jazz music & festival

Local – Brownsville, TX (956) 831-9590


Center for Mexican American Cultural Arts (CMACA)

Mexican American culture, arts & heritage

Local – Austin, TX


Centro Cultural Aztlan

Preservation & promotion of Chicano art & culture

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 432-1896


Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art

Chicano art

National – Riverside, CA


Chicago Latino Film Festival

International Latino film festival

International – Chicago, IL  (312) 431-1330


Cine Festival de San Antonio

Contemporary U.S. and international Latino films

International – San Antonio, TX


Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

Festival by Latino & indigenous filmmakers

International – Austin, TX  (512) 710-9544


¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival

Latin American & Spanish films

International – Albuquerque, NM


Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)

Mexican American cultural center with community programs

Local – Austin, TX  512-974-3777


Esperanza Peace & Justice Center

Artistic & cultural expression by diverse groups

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 228-020128.0201


Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino

Support for national Latino American museum

National – Washington, D.C.


Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Traditional & contemporary Latino arts & culture

Local – San Antonio, TX


Latino Cultural Center (LCC)

Latino cultural center, Hispanic arts & culture

Local – Dallas TX


Latino International Film Institute (LIFI)

Latino films & international film festival

International – Los Angeles, CA


Latino Theater Company

Showcase of local & national artists creating new theater

National – Los Angeles, CA  213-489-0994


Mexic-Arte Mexican American Fine Art Museum of Texas

Mexican American museum & arts education

State – Austin, TX  512.480.9373


Mexican American Museum

Mexican American museum, with history & culture

National – Chicago, IL


The Mexican Museum

Latino museum, with art & culture of Mexico & the Americas

International – San Francisco, CA  (415) 202-9700


Museo De Las Americas

Diverse arts & cultures of the Americas

International – Denver, CO  303.571.4401


National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC)

Advocacy, development & promotion of Latino arts

National – San Antonio, TX  210.432.3982


National Compadres Network (NCN)

Honoring the traditional values of Chicanos/Latinos

National – San Jose, CA  (408) 484-4191


National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)

Programs in visual, performing & literary arts

National – Albuquerque, NM  (505) 246-2261


National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA)

Hispanic arts & arts scholarships

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 293 8330


National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA)

Mexican art museum, education programs on Mexican art

National – Chicago, IL  (312) 738-1503


National Park Foundation American Latino Heritage Fund (ALHF)

Preservation of Latino heritage & Latino grants

National – Washington, D.C.  (888) GOPARKS


Pachanga Latino Music Festival

Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival

Local – Austin, TX


San Anto Cultural Arts

Arts programs & El Placazo community newspaper

Local – San Antonio


Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC) / Smithsonian Institution

Latino center for arts & education

National – Washington, D.C.


Talento Bilingue de Houston

Latino cultural arts center

State – Houston, TX  (713) 222-1213





Dallas Mexican American Historical League (DMAHL)

Documentation of Mexican American history in Dallas

Local – Dallas, TX


VOCES Oral History Project

Latino oral history archive

National – Austin, TX  (512) 471-1924



Business Advocacy


Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AHCC)

Local – Amarillo, TX  (806) 379-8800


Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – Corpus Christi, TX  (361) 887-7408


El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – El Paso, TX  (915) 566-4066


Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – Fort Worth, TX  (817) 625-5411


Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC)

Local – Austin, TX  (512) 476-7502


Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GDAHCC)

Local – Dallas, TX  (214) 521-6007


Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce-Central Texas (HACCCTX)

Local – Killeen, TX


Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – Houston, TX  (713) 644-7070


The Latino Coalition (TLC)

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 349-4093


National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG)

National – New York, NY  (212) 265-2664


Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – Odessa, TX  (432) 339-6422


RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – McAllen, TX  (956) 928-0060


San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Local – San Antonio, TX  (210) 208-8200


Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers (TAMACC)

State – Buda, TX  (512) 444-5727


United States Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce (USHCC)

National – Washington, D.C.


United States Latino American Chamber Of Commerce (USLACC)




Professional, Student & Veteran Organizations


Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA)

Hispanic marketing & advertising

National – Fairfax, VA  (703) 745 5531


Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

Chapters for talent development & career-building opportunities

National – Austin, TX  (855) MYALPFA, ext. 704


Association of Mexican American Students (AMAS) 

Support for Mexican American students at UT Arlington

Local – Arlington, TX


Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association (CHLSA)

Hispanic law student support at The University of Texas

State – Austin, TX


Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA)

Assistance for Hispanic congressional staffers

National – Washington, D.C.


Hispanic American Airborne Association (HAAA)

Latino veterans & U.S. military fellowship

National – Los Angeles, CA  (626) 791-2222


Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility

Advancement of Hispanics in corporate America

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 682-4012


Hispanic Association of Pharmacists

Advocacy of Hispanic students at UT College of Pharmacy

Local – Austin, TX


Hispanic Contractors Association de Tejas (HCAT)

Contractors association for Latinos in construction

State – Dallas, TX  (972) 557-4186


Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)

Hispanic bar association for Latino lawyers

National – Washington, D.C.  202.223.4777


Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)

Support of Latino actors, advocacy & casting workshops

National – New York, NY  212.253.1015


Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE)

Support & advancement of Hispanics at CPS Energy

National – San Antonio, TX


Hispanic Organization of Leaders and Achievers (HOLA)

Empowering Hispanic students for a brighter future

National – Nashville, TN  (615) 293-6141


Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)

Hispanic public relations professionals & PR firms

National – Los Angeles, CA


Latina Lawyers Bar Association

Latina American bar association

National – Los Angeles, CA


Latino Business Action Network (LBAN)

Major support for Latino business & entrepreneurship

National – Palo Alto, CA


Latino Hotels Association

Latino hotel owners

International – Santa Fe, NM  (505) 660-3277


Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion (LICI)

To promote the participation of Latinos in corporate America

National – Santa Clara, CA


Latino Public Broadcasting

Development of public media showcasing Latino Americans

National – Burbank, CA  (818) 847-9656


Latino Public Radio Consortium

Latino American audience programming on public radio

National – Denver, CO


Latino Professional Network

Latino business & community leaders

National – Los Angeles, CA


Latino Rebels Foundation

Fight against stereotypes & bigotry of Latinos in media

National – Milton, MA


Latino Startup Alliance (LSA)

Cultivation of U.S. Latino-led technology start-up ventures

National – San Francisco, CA


Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)

Social, civic & economic advancement of Latinos

National – Washington, D.C.


Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)

Mexican American bar association

National – Los Angeles, CA


Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH)

Mexican American bar association

State – Houston, TX


Mexican American Bar Association of Texas Foundation (MABATx)

Mexican American bar association

State – Houston, TX


Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)

Leadership in science, technology, engineering, math

National – Houston, TX  (281) 715-5100


Mexican Restaurant Association (MRA)

U.S. Mexican restaurant owners, support & development

National – Atlanta, GA  (770) 903-4606


National Association of Hispanic Firefighters (NAHF)

U.S. Hispanic/Latino firefighters

National – Hurst, TX  (615) 499-9045


National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

Advocacy of Hispanics in the news industry

National – Washington, D.C.


National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)

Hispanic nurses & advocacy of Latino community health

National – Washington, D.C.  (919) 573-5443


National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

Advocacy of homeownership in U.S. Latino communities

National – San Diego, CA  (858) 622-9046


National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)

Latino community support & asset building

National – San Antonio, TX  (202) 991.9100


National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)

Latino independent media producers

National – Los Angeles, CA  (310) 470-1061, ext. 701


National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA)

Hispanic construction association

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 538-2350


National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)

Hispanic marketing & corporate relations

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 772-1100


National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)

Health association of 50,000 licensed Hispanic physicians

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 628-5895


National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA)

Hispanic landscape industry professionals & students

National – Miami, FL  (877) 260-7995


National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

Hispanic media & Latinos in entertainment

National – Pasadena, CA  (626) 792 6462


National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Hispanic physicians

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 628-5895


National Hispanic Pharmacists Association (NHPA)

Hispanic pharmacists

National – Washington, D.C.


National Latina Business Women Association (NLBWA)

Support of Latina business owners & professionals

National – Orange, CA


National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA)

Latino law students association

National – Los Angeles, CA


National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA)

Advocacy of Latino psychological education & training

National – Milwaukee, WI


National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA)

National voice for Latinos in the behavioral health arena

National – Cochiti Lake, NM  (505) 980-5156


National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA)

Hispanic trade association for Latino farmers & ranchers

National – Washington, D.C.  (202) 628-8833


National Latino Media Council (NLMC)

Mainstream media watchdog for the Latino community

National – Pasadena, CA  (626) 792-6462


National Latino Officers Association (NLOA)

Advocacy of Latino culture in law enforcement agencies

National – Brooklyn, NY  (866) 579-5806


National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)

U.S. Latino police officers

National – Santa Ana, CA


National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)

U.S. Hispanic physicists



Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

STEM for Chicanos & Native Americans

National – Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 459-0170


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Hispanic engineers & Latinos in STEM

National – City of Industry, CA  (323) 725-3970


Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)

Latinos in STEM

National – Houston, TX  (281) 715-5100


Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI)

Support of Latino entrepreneurship

National – Palo Alto, CA


Texas Tech University Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Hispanic engineers & Latinos in STEM

State – Lubbock, TX



News & Media


Mexican American News

News agency focused on the Mexican American community

National – Los Angeles, CA


National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)

Hispanic media & Spanish-language publications

National – Washington, D.C.  (619) 726-1554  



U.S. & Mexico


Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT)

Bi-national alliance between Mexico and the U.S.

International – San Antonio, TX  (210) 270-0300


U.S.-Mexico Foundation

Philanthropy & bi-national partnerships to benefit Mexico

Global – Washington, D.C.