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Affiliate Digest for August 22, 2018

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Affiliate Digest 

August 22, 2018




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
Join us at the 2019 Annual Conference - Early Bird Special Prices

We invite you to take a look at our refreshed Conference website and take advantage of the discounted Conference tickets! From now until Sunday, October 21, you can register for the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference at the lowest price available.

Are You Joining Us this Fall in Tampa or Houston?

This Fall Affiliates will be gathering in Tampa Florida and Houston Texas to connect with fellow Affiliates from across the country, discuss important priorities impacting the Latino community, and exchange best practices in nonprofit management.  The convenings are open to all Affiliates and will feature distinct Affiliate voices at each, so there is value to be gained if you join us at one or both!

At the Tampa Fall Regional Convening September 25 & 26, you can look forward to:

  • Hispanic Services Council 6th Annual “Our Voices…Our Future” Networking Breakfast

Keynote Speaker, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of UnidosUS (Must indicate desire to attend through our registration)

  • Roundtable and Networking Lunch with Janet Murguía
  • Civic Engagement Briefing by our Policy Team
  • Nonprofit Capacity Building sessions featuring Affiliates. Topics will focus on Leadership Development, Diverse Funding Streams, Board Development and more!

Register for Tampa, Florida taking place on September 25-26 here! Travel stipend still available!

You can also join us at the Texas Fall Regional Convening in Houston on October 18-19, 2018. Register here today!

Tell Us About Your Leadership Development Programs!

Leading in the 21st Century is an essential goal within the 50th Anniversary Campaign for Equal Opportunity, this includes building on our work in strengthening, elevating, and connecting Latino leadership by supporting the nonprofit capacity development of our Affiliate network.

As part of the planning efforts to meet leadership development needs and opportunities, we would like to deepen our knowledge of the leadership programs Affiliates currently administer and leverage the expertise and best practices within the UnidosUS Affiliate Network. If your agency currently administers leadership development programs, including those that build leaders within your organization and/or that develop external leaders, please complete questionnaire here!

Having this information will be valuable as we continue to work with you to ensure our programming is responsive to your needs, and continues to tap into the expertise, experience, and excellence of the Affiliate network.

Opportunities and Resources

Webinar: Manejo del Paciente con Hipertensión Durante Emergencias

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar, presented by Dr. José O. Rodríguez in Spanish. The webinar is scheduled for August 22nd, 2018 at 1:00p.m. (EST).

Dr. Jose O. Rodriguez, Director Medico del Hospital General Castañer Puerto Rico hablara sobre la experiencia de Puerto Rico durante y despues del huracán María.

Para mas información visite la pagina web aqui!

UnidosUs Webinar: Education Fairness Campaign - 8/30/2018 

UnidosUS will be working on an Education Fairness Campaign to elevate and advocate on education issues central to the Latino community. There has been collective work on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As the work continues we invite you to join a webinar about the broader work of UnidosUS education policy, including EDDA, to learn how you can support from now until the 2019 legislative session.

Register here:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jared Nordlund at

Digital Innovation Letter of Intent (LOI) - Deadline is 8/31/2018

Through generous support from Comcast, UnidosUS is pleased to invite organizations to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for a three-month planning grant for up to $10,000. Planning grants will help organizations determine the digital divide that exists in their community and how they plan to narrow the gap. As such, UnidosUS is requesting proposed plans to be in one of the four focus areas: Civic Engagement, Financial Capability, Immigrant Integration, Health and Workforce Development. Dependent on the results of the planning grant and deliverables, select organizations will receive three-year grants to put their program ideas in action. Please read more here.

Letters of intent should be submitted electronically via this link by August 31, 2018, 6pm PST. Applications submitted after that time will not be considered for funding.  Please direct question to

The Brave New Fellow Program is Now Accepting Application for 2019

This one-year paid fellowship offers activist storytellers from communities of color and/or economically marginalized communities an opportunity to develop skills in visual storytelling, outreach strategies, and digital communications through on-the-job training and work experience. Fellows spend the year working alongside brave New Films staff in one of three areas: post-production, community outreach, or digital communications. The fellowship aims to pair natural drive and talent with access to mentor, guest speakers, networks, experience, and training.

Applications are due Friday, September 21, 2018 at 6:00p.m. (PST) Apply today! 

For more information, visit the Brave New Films webpage. 

 Vote for SCSW Panel Featuring UnidosUS President and CEO, Janet Murguía

Our partners at Comcast are organizing a panel at SXSW Conference next year that includes the participation of UnidosUS President & CEO, Janet Murguía. All SXSW panels need to be voted in. Please take a few minutes to vote for the panel here --  See the left-side panel and click on “Vote UP”.   Read about the panel below:

Facing Digitalization: A Workforce at Risk

The digitalization of the workplace means that technology skills are no longer a premium, but a necessity. This leaves behind a workforce that lacks the digital skills to compete in jobs that previously did not require technical credentials. Automation threatens to eliminate service jobs across the country like cashiers, servers and grocery baggers. More than one in four African American workers are concentrated in just 30 jobs at high-risk to automation. Without action, the untapped potential of underserved populations who lack access to education, training and resources will struggle to move forward in the workplace. This panel features those leading the work to find solutions for equipping underserved communities with the skills necessary to succeed in tomorrow’s economy.


 Protect and Advance

Have Questions About DACA or Need Immigration Advice?

There is a lot of uncertainty around DACA right now, however, it is important to note that today, many may still be eligiable to renew DACA.

In this week’s UnidosUS blog, you will find a list of the organizations in our network that can help get trusted, certified immigration legal services. Read full blog  here!

 Affiliates in the News
 UnidosUS Blog Features Latino-serving Organizations Supporting Students in STEM

During the 23rd Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) gathered educators and leaders from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to work through issues effecting Latinx undergraduate students. Issues ranging from the current state of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to the Latino representation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) field were brought to the table in hopes to advance HACU’s legislative agenda.

Read full blog here.

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