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Affiliate Digest for May 16, 2018

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Posted by: Ana Salazar

Affiliate Digest 

May16, 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
 Annual Conference – Speaker Announcement

UnidosUS is happy to announce a speaker for the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference! A longstanding partner and an ally to the Latino community, Cecile Richards has proven to be a leader for women and a champion of equal health care for all.


Join us at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place in Washington, DC, from July 7th to 10th.   You can register here today, you will need your new Affiliate ID number that is available at the Affiliate portal. For instructions on how to find your affiliate ID please click here.


Register now at


CONFERENCE HOTEL: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 Phone: 202-824-9200

RESERVATIONS: The exclusive Conference rate is provided once you complete and pay for a full Conference registration via your confirmation email. You may reserve up to five hotel rooms per online transaction.

DEADLINE: Reservation deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018, or when the block is filled, whichever comes first. Requests received by the hotel after 5:00 p.m. ET on June 8, 2018, will be subject to availability and may not be eligible for the Conference rate


The buying power of the Latino community is already at $1.3 trillion—and is projected to grow to $1.7 trillion. With more than 20,000 attendees over the course of three days, the 2018 National Latino Family Expo® offers unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to these consumers.

Showcase your products or services

Provide hands-on demonstrations

Increase awareness of your brand and business

Build relationships with the fastest growing consumer group in the United States


WHEN: Saturday, July 7 & Sunday 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.


Monday, July 9 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

 WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001

Upcoming Deadline, Friday, May 18th:  Apply Today for the UnidosUS Helen Rodriguez-Trias Award

This award recognizes UnidosUS Affiliate organizations with exceptional leadership and a commitment to advancing health equity and improving the health and well-being of Latinos through the implementation of innovative strategies and practices within local communities. Organizations that have worked to transform systems and programs through culturally relevant outreach, education or care coordination efforts that have resulted in improvements to accessible, equitable, and quality health or health care, including addressing social determinants of health, are encouraged to apply. The award includes a $5,000 cash prize and will be presented at the Helen Rodríguez-Trías Award Reception, as part of the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference taking place July 7–10 in Washington, DC. To learn more about this award and to apply, click here

Voter Registration Efforts – 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!

This latest initiative builds on ongoing outreach efforts by UnidosUS under the “Power of 18” umbrella, including its High School Democracy Project, Latino Empowerment and Advocacy Project (LEAP) and online digital platforms such as the Power of 18 website and the Become a Voter tool, which are geared towards younger voters.


Opportunities and Resources

 NGen Leadership Award for Leaders Under 40 – Deadline May 25, 2018

Do you know an emerging changemaker who has demonstrated transformative social impact through collaborative leadership? Nominate them (or yourself) for the 2018 American Express NGen Leadership Award. The nomination/application period is now open and closes at 11:59 ET on Friday, May 25, 2018.  If you’re a changemaker age 40 or under, this is your chance to share your mission and vision with a national audience.

Apply for the NGen Leadership Award here!

RFP: Cultura, Aprendizaje, Servicio, Acción (CASA) -  Deadline May 28, 2018

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

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 at

Participate in co-branding Survey – Survey closes June 1, 2018

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. 
Join a conversation on Latino Health Equity – June 19, 2018
 Hispanics in Philanthropy, in partnership with MacArthur Foundation and UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, will lead a conversation on the comprehensive landscape of health equity of Latino communities, with a particular focus on social determinants of health in California, maternal health in Mexico, and other issues and efforts underway in the United States and Mexico. 

When: Tuesday June 19th, 2018 4-6pm, MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, IL

Register here.


Protect and Defend
Weekly Legislative Outlook

Please read this week’s Congressional and Legislative Outlook and read about what to watch for this week!

The Latino Experience in Higher Education 

Both young and fast-growing, the Latino population in the U.S. is enrolling in higher education in increasing numbers. Over the past decade, the rate of enrollment in higher education for Latinos ages 18 to 24 years old has increased by 15 percentage points, from 24% to 39%.1 During this same time, the average annual cost of college has more than doubled, leading students to knit together college funds from many sources, including grants, scholarships, income from jobs, and assistance from family.

UnidosUS partnered with the UNC Center for Community Capital to conduct 30 in-depth interviews across six different cities to provide context to existing data regarding higher education and its impact on the finances and wealth-building abilities of Latinos and their families.



Affiliates in the News

 Red Nose Day USA with Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Affiliate, Sea Mar Community Health Centers helps the kids of migrant and farmworker families be healthy and ready for the future by providing necessary dental care.

Red Nose Day is all about making it fun to come together to raise money and awareness for children who need our help most, in America and around the world. Red Nose Day’s mission is to end child poverty—one nose at a time. This year, Red Nose Day is on May 24.

Read more on this blog here!

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