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Affiliate Digest for July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Affiliate Digest

July 9, 2019




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 Fellow Executive Directors, CEOs and Board Members at the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast - Register Today!

Join UnidosUS and its Affiliate Council at the 2019 Affiliate Leadership Breakfast (ALB) which will be held in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 as part of the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference. The breakfast is a high-level forum on issues of relevance for Affiliate Executive Directors, and their senior leadership and Board members, and provides a dedicated Affiliate-only space to identify ways to strategize with other UnidosUS Affiliate Network organizations. 

This will be a discussion you will not want to miss—and we thank JPMorgan Chase for their support in making the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast possible!  To reserve your spot and learn more, please visit the Affiliate Portal:  You must use the CEO/ED’s e-mail to log-in to register for this event. Your registration for conference does not automatically register you for the Affiliate Leadership Breakfast and this separate registration is required.  

Have You Registered For Conference? There is Still Time – Registration Closes July 26th
Calling All Future Changemakers! Register for Conference Today at a Rate of $300 

**Reminder that Future Changemakers Can Register for Conference at a Rate of $300**


Conference Hotel Savings Still Available! Hotel Promo Deadline is July 12th


Have you booked your hotel for conference? As we gear up for this year’s Annual Conference in San Diego, August 3-6, we want to offer Affiliates an exclusive opportunity to save on hotel costs. If you are considering bringing a group of six or more, you may qualify for special discounted hotel rates!  Read more here:


Register for this year's Annual Conference here!

 Affiliate Casa Familiar 33rd Annual Abrazo Awards Gala Honors Janet Murguia This Year

San Diego based Affiliate will be hosting the 33rd Annual Abrazo Awards this year right before our Annual Conference in San Diego. On August 1st, Casa Familiar will gather to benefit the Casa Familiar programs and services. If you would like to join, you may register for gala here!

 Today is the Last Day to Submit a Comment Letter to HUD 

As you may know, the Trump administration is floating a proposal to prevent "mixed-status" families from getting the pro-rated housing assistance they’re eligible to receive under the law. Today, a low-income family of four containing 2 U.S. citizen kids, a U.S. citizen parent, and an undocumented parent (who is already ineligible for HUD assistance) may  receive pro-rated housing assistance. But the proposed rule would force them to choose between family separation or staying together without much needed housing assistance. This would impact about 25,000 mixed-status families, and an estimated 55,000 children. Latinos comprise about 85% of the people in these families.

UnidosUS together with a number of our Affiliates are fighting this proposed rule. Consider joining us by submitting a public comment of your own. HUD must read every unique comment, so the more comments we write, the more we can slow down the rulemaking process and hopefully stop this cruel proposed rule from taking effect.

Here are three ways to engage:

Submit a comment from your organization by TODAY! You can pull content from the attached sample letter and resources and include what is most relevant to your organization’s work, and add details about the communities you serve to make your comment unique.  

Encourage individuals to submit shorter comments on our partner’s “Take Action” page (English and Spanish)

Educate yourself and communities by reading our blogpost explaining what this proposed rule is all about.  For those wanting to get more into the nitty-gritty, you can access this recording and slides of a recent webinar by our partners at the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Read Blog: Speaking up for the six million at risk: Comment now against HUD’s proposed rule that would evict immigrant families from their homes

If you have any questions or if you plan to submit a comment, please email Agatha So at


Opportunities and Resources

ALAS I: Welcoming LGBTQ Youth Toolkit is Available for Download

UnidosUS Wraps Up Pride Month with a Toolkit for Welcoming LGBTQ Youth. At UnidosUS, we believe that LGBTQ youth are capable, resilient, and an asset to their communities, and this toolkit was developed to ensure that Affiliates and other youth-serving organizations have the resources to effectively welcome all young people,” says Maria Moser, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning. “ALAS I: Welcoming LGBTQ Youth is an important step in creating inclusive programs, spaces, and schools, and we look forward to sharing these resources with our Affiliates and partners.” Read more about it here!

Download La Tiendita Handout Today!

La Tiendita is a culturally appealing and low literacy bilingual handout that can help individuals with pre-diabetes make better food choices when they walk into the corner store, or La Tiendita. The handout was developed by the National Center for Farmworker Health, in collaboration with American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and UnidosUS. Download English version here and Spanish here

Request for Proposal (RFP): Cities for Citizenship (C4C) “America is Home Initiative” 

The National Partnership for New Americans & C4C announces the opening of C4C America is Home Request for Proposals (RFP) for Year Two! This grant program will help community partners and municipalities encourage U.S. citizenship among eligible immigrants and increase naturalization application rates. If your community-based organizations or municipality is interested in applying for the C4C America is Home Initiative, please complete the RFP here by Friday, July 19th

Raza Development Fund Affiliate 1-1 Sessions at the San Diego Annual Conference! 

If your organization is exploring plans for expansion in education/charter school, housing, healthcare/clinic or a community facility, we can help you navigate the process. Do you have a new idea for growth for your organization?  Do you have a real estate development project or need technical assistance or guidance? Raza Development Fund (RDF) staff are available to meet to discuss your project. 

Our team will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your ideas, review your plans and offer practical next steps for critical decision making.  RDF can help with the development of sound strategies and offer guidance on financial options.

Saturday, Aug 3rd            2 PM – 5 PM

Sunday, Aug 4th                9 AM – 5 PM

Monday, Aug 5th            9 AM – 5 PM

Sessions will take place at Marriott Marquis – Mission Hills Room, Third Floor, South Tower. To schedule an appointment please contact Francisca Montoya at or text 602-384-3692.  Drop-ins are welcomed.   


Defend and Advance
Weekly Legislative Outlook

Please read this week’s Congressional and Legislative Weekly Outlook for 7-8-19 and read about what to watch for this week!


Affiliates in the News
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan 

 The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan (Hispanic Center) is one of this year’s Affiliate Story Contest winners for sharing the story of Ivelisse and Constanza García, a mother and daughter who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed their home. After many hurdles, Ivelisse and Constanza found the hope and the help they needed in the Hispanic Center.  Read more here.

Road to San Diego Series

In preparation for this year’s UnidosUS Annual Conference we are excited to highlight the work that our local San Diego Affiliates are accomplishing. San Diego is a community that celebrates Hispanic heritage and shows its contributions to American society through the exchange of cultures and commerce. California is our largest Affiliate region, and San Diego is home to eight Affiliates supporting the Latino community. These Affiliates serve more than 150,000 clients in San Diego alone, in the areas of civic engagement, education, health, and housing.

 Affiliate La Maestra Teaches More Than Just About Health

This week in our Road to San Diego series, we highlight the inspiring work of La Maestra Community Health Centers a federally qualified health center that provides culturally and linguistically competent primary care and specialty services. What makes La Maestra stand out is their Circle of Care, which focuses on self-sufficiency as one of its highest priorities for a person’s well-being. Read full blog here: Taking care of the entire well-being of the person: UnidosUS Affiliate La Maestra teaches about more than health


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