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Company Overview of National Council Of La Raza, Inc.

Company Overview

National Council of La Raza operates as a national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The company enhances opportunities for Hispanic Americans on various issues, such as advocacy and empowerment, census, children and youth, civil rights and justice, economy and workforce, education, health and nutrition, immigration, research, and wealth-building policy. It operates through approximately 300 affiliated community-based organizations in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The company was formerly known as Southwest Council of La Raza and changed its name to National Council of La Raza in 1972. National Council of La Raza was founded in 1968...

Raul Yzaguirre Building

1126 16th Street NW

Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

United States

Founded in 1968





Key Executives for National Council Of La Raza, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Senior Vice President of Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

National Council Of La Raza, Inc. Key Developments

National Council of La Raza Appoints Sergio M. Gonzalez to its Board

Sergio M. Gonzalez, Senior Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs of the University of Miami, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza. Gonzalez also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. His previous appointments have included serving as Chief of Staff to Miami-Dade County Executive Mayor Alex Penelas.

National Council Of La Raza Announces Executive Changes

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced that Dr. Margaret R. (Peggy) McLeod has joined the organization as its new Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development. In this capacity, Dr. McLeod will lead NCLR's education and workforce development programs, aligning several programs that help young Latinos prepare for college and careers under a rebranded NCLR's Lideres youth leadership initiative. In addition, Albert Jacquez has been named Director of the NCLR Policy Analysis Center. As Director, Mr. Jacquez will set strategic direction and advance NCLR's policy priorities while continuing to support NCLR's legislative work on Capitol Hill. Prior to her appointment at NCLR, Dr. McLeod served as Executive Director of Student Services in the Alexandria (VA) City Public Schools. Prior to joining NCLR, Mr. Jacquez was a principal at Strategic Solutions Washington. He was also appointed by President Clinton as Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. He was the chief of staff for Congressman Esteban E. Torres and staff director of the House Banking Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs.

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