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Central Oregon Community College Multi-Cultural Center 
The Multicultural Center at Central Oregon Community College is a community/student center whose primary mission is to promote diversity on and off campus through programming and related student services.
 
Centro Cultural César Chávez
The Centro Cultural César Chávez was established to provide a location and facility for programming various academic, cultural, recreational and social events related to the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic culture and heritage.
 
Centro LatinoAmericano Centro LatinoAmericano was formed in 1972 by a group of Chicano students from Lane Community College and the University of Oregon to meet the needs of new families in Lane County. Centro LatinoAmericano continues to be the single largest agency in Lane County dedicated to serving the Latino population and is the primary access-point for the Latino community in the county, especially those with limited English proficiency. 

HINT (Hispanic Interagency Networking Team)
Dedicated to providing culturally relevant services and resources to the Latino community in Clackamas County.

KALMEKAK Community Outreach programThe long-term objective of this project is the establishment of a service grogram at Oregon State University capable of educating the Oregon community about the Mexicano/Chicano/Latino population and culture.  

Kiva Zip! - a place for piloting innovations in person-to-person lending

Latino Community Association 
Mission: To enable full participation of Latinos in our communities by providing and promoting education, improving access to resources and opportunities, and building meaningful connections between Latinos and the larger Central Oregon community. 

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Lane County - Youth Council
As the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization, LULAC has developed a broad range of programs designed to empower our community. LULAC of Lane County also has a Youth Council.
The Youth Council creates a nurturing peer supported environment for Latino of middle school, high school and College age and encourages them to stay in school and develop their leadership skills.  The membership is open to all youth and it has an emphasis on Latin@ youth ages 13-20.

 
Discrimination Concerns
Bureau of Labor and Industries Civil Rights Division 
The BOLI Civil Rights Division enforces laws granting job seekers and employees equal access to jobs, career schools, promotions, and a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. These laws ensure workers job protection when they report worksite safety violations, use family leave provisions or the worker's compensation system. Civil rights laws also provide protection for those seeking housing or using public facilities such as retail establishments or transportation services.

 
Domestic Violence
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 
OCADSV mission is to raise awareness about or regarding violence against all women and children, and to work towards non-violence through leadership in advocacy, public policy, training, resource development and social change.

 
Economics
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (HMCC)
HMCC provides a forum for the Hispanic business community to share ideas, concerns and successes. 
 
Department of Revenue - En Español
Mantener nuestro sistema de impuestos para proveer fondos a los servicios públicos que preservan y mejoran la calidad de la vida de los ciudadanos. 
También tenemos agentes que hablan español. Se les puede contactar al número gratis a la línea principal 877-222-2346, o por e-mail.

 
Education
National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students
 The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is proud to present the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino students.
 
Adelante Mujeres
Adelante Mujeres is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Forest Grove, Oregon. Adelante provides participants a forum in which to learn and discuss the root causes of social ills, and plan collective action for change. 
 
Lane Community College Latino Student Union 
The Latino Student Union focuses on providing personal, social, cultural and academic support to Latino students.
 
Lane Community College Multi-Cultural Center 
The Center provides a comfortable atmosphere where students from all ethnic backgrounds can get information on admission, registration, course and program planning, and referrals to on-campus and community services. 
 
Oregon Association of Bilingual Education (OABE)
OABE recognizes the rich cultural and linguistic diversity within our state and promotes mutual respect, uncompromised equality and inclusiveness in the education of all students. 
 
Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA)
OALA promotes Latino educators, both current and aspiring into positions of leadership through mentorship, networking, and professional development.
 
Oregon MEChA Statewide 
Oregon MEChA Statewide promotes educational excellence and leadership in high school students of Latino background in Oregon. The mission of Oregon MEChA Statewide is to give Latino high school students the necessary tools to be successful in the future.

 
Employment
Oregon Employment Department 
The OED mission is to: support economic stability for Oregonians and communities during times of unemployment through the payment of unemployment benefits; serve businesses by recruiting and referring the best qualified applicants to jobs, and provide resources to diverse job seekers in support of their employment needs; develop and distribute quality workforce and economic information to promote informed decision making; and provide access to child care that is safe, high quality, and affordable.
 
Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
PCUN (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United), is Oregon's union of farmworkers, nursery, and reforestation workers, and Oregon's largest Latino organization. PCUN's fundamental goal is to empower farmworkers to understand and take action against systematic exploitation and all of its effects.
 
Unete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy 
Unete is a volunteer-led movement of farmworkers and immigrants in rural Southern Oregon educating their community and advocating for worker rights, humane immigration policy, and full participation in the decision-making processes affecting their lives. Unete is the only Latino-led non-profit in the Rogue Valley.
 
University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center
LERC provides a variety of educational programs that teach the basics of union representation, help union leaders and staff to develop strategic analysis and critical thinking skills, and prepare workers to become effective advocates in workplace and community settings.

 
Health
Preventing the Flu: Information for Community and Faith-based OrganizationsCommunity and faith-based organizations are essential partners in comprehensive state and local flu response. Find specific action steps that community and faith-based organizations can take to help keep communities healthy during flu season.
 
Informacion acerca de la Gripe (Español)
In the United States, seasonal influenza and its complications cause an average of 36,000 deaths and 226,000 hospitalizations, as well as countless hours of missed work and missed school days. Influenza often leads to secondary infections such as pneumococcal pneumonia, ear infections, and sinus infections.
 
Oregon Latino Health Coalition (OLHC) 
OLHC works to close the health disparity gap in the Oregon Latino community.

 
Housing
Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland) 
HAP is committed to providing safe, decent and affordable housing to individuals and families in Multnomah County, Oregon, who face income or other life challenges. HAP offers support through a wide variety of programs and services.
 
Oregon Housing and Community Services 
Oregon Housing and Community Services is Oregon's housing finance agency, providing financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.

Northwest Oregon Housing Authority 
NOHA is a public non-profit organization formed in October 1976. NOHA’s purpose is to administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program and develop affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and individuals in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties in Oregon.

 
Immigration Services
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization 
The mission of IRCO is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society.

 
Legal
Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) 
OHBA works to promote and address Latino legal issues.
 
Oregon Law Center 
The Oregon Law Center works closely with other legal aid programs and private attorneys to provide free civil legal services to low income individuals and families.
 
Oregon Law Help 
Free Legal Information for Low-Income Oregonians
 
Low-cost Legal Resources for Immigrants and Refugees
This is a list of nonprofit organizations that have attorneys or “accredited representatives” that can assist people with immigration issues. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), District 20, provides this list as a resource for immigrants and refugees, but does not endorse any of these organizations.

 
National Latino Organizations
National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 
To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
 
National Hispanic Professional Organization
The NHPO is a networking, non-profit, membership-based organization that provides a myriad of educational seminars and professional development training to foster and promote self-improvement, professional advancement and personal achievement.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Founded in 1929, the Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
 
Politics
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 
NALEO provides members and interested individuals with information about our community, enhancing the leadership skills of Latino elected and appointed officials, and policy information on political empowerment issues.
 
State Agency Legislative Contacts 
The Department of Administrative Services produces a legislative directory every two years (prior to the beginning of each regular legislative session). This directory contains contact information for agency legislative staff.

 
Social Services
To be updated.
 
Translation Services
PDX Spanish 
PDX Spanish is an Oregon-based professional Spanish language interpreting company serving public and private entities throughout the Northwest.