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Affiliate Digest for June 6, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ana Salazar

Affiliate Digest 

June 6, 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
Hotel deadline is this Friday, register today!

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 and assigned to each Executive Director/CEO for each Affiliate. For instructions on how to find your affiliate ID please click here. Please reach out to me if you are assisting you Executive Director or CEO with registration.

Once you are registered, you will receive information on how to book your hotel at the UnidosUS discounted rate. The hotel Reservation deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5pm EST or when the block is filled, whichever comes first.

Register now at

Check out the Future Changemakers experience and share with 18-23-year-olds in your network!

 Reserve Your Seat Today for the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast

We are pleased to invite you to the 11th Annual Affiliate Leadership Breakfast happening on Tuesday July 10, 2018 from 9:00am-11:00am and part the UnidosUS Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Celebration in Washington DC.  The Affiliate Leadership Breakfast (ALB) is exclusively for Affiliate leadership and provides a unique opportunity to connect with peers and UnidosUS Leadership team to learn and discuss timely topics and trends impacting Affiliates serving our community. 

We are developing this year’s theme based on Affiliate feedback, so please be on the lookout for more news and click here to reserve your seat today!

 Our Time is Now: How Latinos' Success in Education, Innovation, and the Polls Will Drive the Nation Forward 


Join this session with our very own Clarissa Martinez and Jobs for the FutureJohns Hopkins University School of Education and University of Southern California on how Latinos will drive this nation forward.

Reception Signs Available for purchase: Order by Friday, June 8th

The UnidosUS reception signs are available for purchase for $45.00 per sign, including shipping! We believe that by elevating the UnidosUS–Affiliate Network partnership through social media and cobranding, our collective power to advance the voice of the Latino community will be stronger than ever. The display of a reception sign is an excellent opportunity to highlight this partnership in your community.  


You can purchase a reception sign on-line by visiting here and we will full-fill your order once payment is received. As we work with our printer to get the sign to you in our next order, we ask that your please make your purchase by Friday, June 8th. If you have any questions, please contact

(Purchases made after June 8th may take several weeks to ship)

 Opportunities and Resources


RFP: Comprando Rico y Sano – Deadline June 15, 2018


UnidosUS Health team continues to seek applications from Affiliates for its national program, Comprando Rico y Sano, led by community health workers (promotores de salud)—that seeks to reduce hunger and instill healthy shopping and eating habits among Latinos through culturally sensitive nutrition education and enrollment assistance into the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For the 2018-2019 grant period, we will award to up to five new local community-based organizations (CBOs) and/or community health centers (CHCs) to implement the program. The new cohort will join existing UnidosUS Affiliates implementing the program, totaling up to 25 organizations. You can access and download the application packet here.

Workforce Development One-on-One Appointments During Conference

Starting or re-launching a workforce development program? Curious what workforce development is all about? Then sign up to meet one-on-one with the UnidosUS Workforce Development team at the 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Staff members will be available to consult, brainstorm, and offer solutions for your programs. Appointments are available in 30-minute slots, July 7-10. Please e-mail Leanne Ryder at to schedule your appointment.

To learn more on how the UnidosUS Workforce Development teams helps Latinos make the most of this nation’s economic opportunities visit our blog here!

 WEBINAR:Creating Communities That Thrive: The intersection of Public Health and Community Development

June 19 at 2pm CT - Register Here

You will hear practical strategies from Avenue Community Development Corporation (CDC), a NeighborWorks network organization, to help you get started or take your work to the next level. We encourage you to read Location, Location,

Location: County Health Rankings before the webinar and come with your questions.


 Protect and Defend

Weekly Legislative Outlook 

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

 Power of 18 – UnidosUS registers more than 10,000 in Florida


In just under eight weeks, teams in Miami and Orlando have canvassed neighborhoods in the heavily Latino-populated South and Central Florida cities looking for eligible unregistered Latinos. U.S. Census figures from 2008 to 2016 showed that nearly 400,000 eligible Latinos have registered to vote in Florida—that number is expected to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as Puerto Rican families, especially those with school-age children, displaced by the storm have settled primarily into neighborhoods in the Orlando and Miami areas. 

The Power of 18 community voter registration canvassing program is the latest initiative that 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. Over the last decade, UnidosUS has registered 240,000 new voters in Florida and more than 610,000 nationally.

Read complete news release here.

 UnidosUS Explore States’ Commitment to Progress of English Learners

UnidosUS and Achieve—an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization—released a set of briefs that examine whether states’ education plans are in step with guidance set by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) when it comes to English learners (EL). The briefs titled, How Have States Set Goals for English Leaners in ESSA Plans?” and “How Are States Including English Language Proficiency in ESSA Plans?,” provide an analysis of the English Language Proficiency (ELP) indicators and academic achievement goals proposed in state ESSA plans

To read more please click here.
 Affiliates in the News

The second round winner of the UnidosUS co-branding survey is Community Council of Idaho! This Affiliate displayes the UnidosUS logo on their website, follows UnidosUS on social media, and also shared great plans to build on current co-branding efforts to help amplify a unified voice for the Latino community. Congratulations!


You can continue to participate in the co-branding survey as your input is extremely valuable. Please participate today! 

 Explore the Affiliate Portal 

Have you explored the UnidosUS Affiliate Portal? This resource was launched in January based on Affiliate feedback. At the Affiliate portal, you can see past issues of this weekly digest, read about timely Affiliate updates, and also renew membership annually.  Add this to your bookmarks today:

With the launch of the portal, new ID numbers were issued to each Affiliate. These are available at our Affiliate portal and assigned to each Executive Director/CEO for each UnidosUS Affiliate. If the CEO or ED has not logged in before, the username is the CEO’s e-mail address and the password is: Password1   For instructions on how to find the affiliate ID please click here 
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