The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Chairman of its Board, Jose Villarreal, announced the election of nine new members to the NCLR Board. The Board is a 32-member group made up of representatives of community-based organizations, the corporate sector, academia, and elected officials.

MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) announced that Joseph A. Stern has been elected its new Board Chair.

For the past 30 years, the Spanish Coalition for Jobs (SCJ) has been a cornerstone in the Chicagoland Latino community, a place for individuals to turn for professional development and educational advancement.

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) is seeking nominations of advertising superachievers age 40 and under who are making a significant impact on the industry for its Advertising Hall of Achievement.

Dolores Kunda, president of Lápiz, a Hispanic integrated marketing unit of Bcom3 Group's Pangea, has been included on the "80 Elite Hispanic Women" list by Hispanic Business magazine.

A group of North Carolina foundations, led by the Warner Foundation and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, is in the initial phases of launching the Funders Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities in North Carolina.

Maria Elena Salinas, has been named a Distinguished International Scholar by the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta in recognition of more than 20 years of journalistic excellence.

Cesar Estrada Chavez founded and led the first successful farm workers' union in U.S. history. When he passed away on 23 April 1993, he was president of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO.

Alex Rodriguez, shortstop for the Texas Rangers and alumnus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami, was introduced as a new national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA).

The Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation (HHAF) announced the appointment of Antonio Tijerino as executive director. Mr. Tijerino, Nicaraguan-born, brings a public relations and community affairs background to the Foundation.

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HHCC) named Alex López Negrete Chairman Emeritus at the recently held 18th Annual ¡Triunfando! Awards Gala at the Westin Galleria.

Radio stations throughout America are being urged to air the Star-Spangled Banner on Tuesday, December 11 as part of a three-month anniversary salute to victims of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

The New York-based Hispanic Federation and its member organizations are providing assistance to the families of victims of Flight 587, most of whom were of Dominican descent.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) announced a major new partnership with Allstate Insurance Company.

Americans have profoundly altered the way they live in the month since the attacks on America. They are spending more time at home and with their families.

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