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Affiliate Digest for April 25, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ana Salazar

Affiliate Digest 

April 25, 2018

Dear UnidosUS Affiliates,


Below you will find the UnidosUS Affiliate Digest, a weekly newsletter that highlights events, updates, and resources. We encourage you to share information on upcoming activities or successes at your organization to include in the Digest.

  This issue includes:

UnidosUS Updates and Events

Register here Today!

Will you join us at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place in Washington, DC, from July 7 to 10?   You can register here today and remember you will need your new Affiliate ID available at our Affiliate portal  For instructions on how to find your affiliate ID please click hereA friendly reminder that the reservation deadline for the guaranteed discounted rate of $219 plus tax is Friday, June 8, 2018. *Please note, you must be registered for Conference to make your hotel reservation. You will receive hotel booking information with your registration confirmation email. For more information on the hotel, click here. 


Enter by June 1, 2018 to win Two Registrations to the Annual Conference!

As we continue our co-branding efforts, we invite you to join us in lifting a unified voice for the Latino community by engaging in our co-branding efforts. The following questionnaire will help us evaluate where the UnidosUS Affiliate network is at meeting the goals we shared this fall. We do not expect that all Affiliates will meet all the co-branding examples we shared with you, rather your participation will help us determine what barriers remain and help measure progress towards goals. 

Click here to complete the questionnaire

For your participation in this questionnaire, your agency will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win (1) $500 stipend and (2) UnidosUS 2017 Conference registrations.

Please review the UnidosUS and Affiliate Co-Branding Guidelines as well as the UnidosUS Affiliate Logo for reference and guidance.

Second-round drawing will take place on June 1st, 2018. Look at these excellent cobranding examples: 


UnidosUS Affiliate website logo

Cultura, Aprendizaje, Servicio, Accion - CASA RFP now open!

UnidosUS encourages Affiliate middle schools and community-based organizations to apply to implement UnidosUS’ ongoing service-learning initiative, Cultura, Aprendizaje, Servicio, Acción- CASA. This initiative is supported by and implemented in partnership with State Farm’s Community Education Foundation. Selected school sites and community-based organizations will attend trainings on culturally-relevant, service-learning models and implement service-learning modules and actions that will culminate with one, community-wide, signature project. The CASA project will be implemented from August 2018 to June 2019.

Deadline: Monday, May 28, 5:00 PM PST

Grant Period: August 2018- June 2019

Informational Webinar: Informational Webinar will be held for Affiliates on May 16, 2018. Register here:

Option 1: 10 am EST:

Option 2: 4 pm EST:

The CASA application can be found here and must be submitted via e-mail as an attachment to by Monday, May 28, 2018. For additional information, please contact Cindy Zavala

Opportunities and Resources

UnidosUS Unveils New Report on The Latino Experience in Higher Education

UnidosUS released a new report—“It Made the Sacrifices Worth It”: The Latino Experience in Higher Education. A live panel that consisted of UnidosUS policy experts and researchers from the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighted key insights from the report, which relied on in-depth interviews with a diverse set of thirty Latino college graduates from six U.S. cities. The new report uses a Latino lens to explore college access and affordability, as well as the implications of student debt on wealth-building. 


Access the Affiliate Portal to get your new Affiliate ID!
UnidosUS launched the online Affiliate Portal, this January. You can use this new tool to pay your Affiliate renewal dues online. Only Affiliates in good standing are eligible to receive or request stipends, so please log in today!  You will need your affiliate number when you are registering for conference! For instructions on how to find your affiliate ID please click here.


Protect and Advance

The Power of 18

Over 800,000 Latinos will turn 18 this year and become eligible to vote. Our community has the power to make a difference and in 2018, it starts with you! Support our Power of 18 campaign and help us get Latino youth registered and to the polls!

Check out this great video of the launch of our Power of 18 campaign calling all Latino leaders to get more young people to the poll:

Weekly Legislative Outlook

The House Agriculture Committee plans to start debate and vote on the Farm Bill the week of May 7, House Speaker Paul Ryan has promised to hold a vote this year to make individual tax cuts permanent, and S. J. Res. 57 passed in the Senate on April 18 with a vote of 51-47.

This week’s Legislative Outlook will provide details on what to watch out for this week


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