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Affiliate Digest for September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Affiliate Digest

September 4, 2019


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
Join Fellow Affiliates for the Fall Affiliate Convenings – Register Today!  

There is still time to join the UnidosUS Affiliate Council Representatives and UnidosUS staff for a convening happening in California and Texas. UnidosUS will host two Fall Affiliate Convenings open to all Affiliates providing two options for Affiliates to participate. Affiliates meet for two days and participate in workshops, networking, and leadership development.

We are working with your Affiliate Council representatives to develop dynamic and engaging agendas that will include Affiliate voices on:

·         Integrating Advocacy into Social Services

·         Elevating Responsive Leadership

·         Innovative Solutions to Increasing Housing Access for Latinos

·         Building Community Power as Community Based Organizations

·         And more!


The Fall Afilliate Convenings are free and open to all Affiliates. A limited amount on travel stipends will be available to Affiliates that are current with membership including co-branding. You will be able to request stipends upon registration. 


Register For Los Angeles, CA

Register For El Paso, TX

October 8-9, 2019

November 7-8, 2019


We Encourage You to Share the UnidosUS Affiliation Application with Partners

The Affiliation application cycle is currently open! If you partner with organizations that may be interested in being a part of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, we invite you to share the UnidosUS Affiliation application. You may share the  “Affiliation Eligibility Wizard”  with organizations to determine if they are eligible for Affiliation with UnidosUS. The next application deadline is November 22, 2019.

Read our Affiliation Flyer for more details on the UnidosUS network, to access and complete the Affiliation application for this cycle please click here.


Opportunities and Resources


2020 Wells Fargo Executive Directors Leadership Institute Application – Earlybird Deadline is September 12, 2019

Build your leadership community! Join Executive Service Corps. (ESC) for the 2020 Executive Directors Leadership Institute (EDLI). EDLI launches January 2020. Early bird applications are due Thursday, September 12th, 2019 for a special rate program fee. Additional financial assistance for Executive Directors of eligible organizations may be available. To learn more and apply today click here!

Free Course: Providing Immigration Legal Services

Do you have staff that is interested in becoming an accredited representative for providing immigration legal services? They can enroll at no cost in the Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law (COIL) online course offered by CLINIC. As an UnidosUS Affiliate, you have free access to an intensive six-week e-learning course that provides immigration law advocates and new practitioners with an overview of core immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective practitioner and establish the training background to support an application for the non-attorney immigration law credential called Department of Justice Recognition and Accreditation. 

The course opens on September 16th and runs through October 31, 2019.  The webinars are 90 minutes each. Schedule and course outline is available via this link! In order to register, you will need to create an account by visiting You will have free access to the course by using the following code: UnidosTraining2019

Register for the Workforce Development Forum in Los Angeles Today!

Have you had a chance to register for the  UnidosUS’s 2019 Workforce Development Forum: Latinos @ Work: Developing Talent for Today and Tomorrow. We invite you to join us at this two-day conference that will bring together business, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and training providers to network and learn from each other. At the forum you will: get inspired, learn best practices, engage in thoughtful discussions, forge connections, and keep up to date with latest trends.

Where: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

When: November 19-20, 2019

Register here!

Defend and Advance
¡Hazme Contar! A Campaign by NALEO Education Fund

As children are heading back to school, NALEO Educational Fund has resources to encourage and remind friends, family, and teachers about the importance of the 2020 Census. Census data is crucial in deciding funding for K-12 educational programs across the country.

Census Facts provided by NALEO:



·         If you are a Parent Leader or a part of a Parent Group

·         If you are an educator or teacher

·         Social Media Guide

·         Factsheet

MomsRising: Public Charge Social Media Toolkit 

MomsRising has put together a bilingual social media tookit based on the Protect Immigrant Families Campaign’s analysis of the final public charge rule on inadmissibility. You can access the bilingual social media toolkit here!

 This Week in Immigration News

Check out the latest in immigration at the UnidosUS blog by clicking here!

Affiliates in the News 

2020 Census: Standing Up Unidos for the Latino Community


In the months ahead, speaking about the importance of counting the Latinx community in the 2020 Census will be the important work that we will all have to engage in. At this year’s 2019 Annual conference, Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Deputy Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at UnidosUS engaged in a conversation with Affiliates about the work that has been moving towards getting the Latinx community counted.

UnidosUS Blog: Invisible no more: Making sure Latinos count in the 2020 Census



Affiliates in California and Chicago Provide the Community Information on Changes to “Public Charge” Rule

Affiliates TODEC Legal Center from Los Angeles and Brighton Park Neighborhood Council in Chicago have been hard work with regards to ensuring that the community is fully informed of how the changes to the “Public Charge” rule will effect them and their families. Learn more by reading the following LA Times’s article: Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule has chilling effect on benefits for immigrants’ children

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