American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, (AATSP)

Since its inception in 1917, AATSP has promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second language study and supports projects to that end”.

ASPIRA Association

The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.”

ENLACE: Engaging Latino Communities for Education

Program focused on assisting communities to strengthen the educational pipeline for Latino youth. Known as ENLACE, or Engaging Latino Communities for Education, this initiative is designed to be a comprehensive, community-based collaborative effort among Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and other colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and community organizations.

Excelencia in Education

Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

As a national association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), HACU’s work is to promote nonprofit, accredited colleges and universities where Hispanics constitute a minimum of 25 percent of the enrollment at either the graduate or undergraduate level. HACU’s mission is to promote the development of member colleges and universities

Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS)

HETS is a telecommunications consortium of colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to widen the access of Hispanics to higher education and training opportunities through educational telecommunications and distance learning. HETS member connect to each other through a diversity of telecommunications and information technologies. These technologies may include the HETS C-band satellite network system or compressed video through telephone lines or ISDN. All member institutions connect to each other through the Internet “.

Hispanic Reading Room The Library of Congress

Serves as the primary access point for research relating to those parts of the world encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S., and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The page may be viewed in both Spanish and English.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 5,500 members, thirty percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one Association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.
LASA Sections and Task Forces related to Latino Studies:

LATINO STUDIES. This Section is open to LASA members interested in promoting research, teaching, advocacy, and collaborative endeavors about U.S. Latino communities and their transnational connections with the Latin American and Caribbean countries of origin. It also fosters a continuing dialogue regarding the relationships between Latino and Latin American Studies.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, (MALDEF)

MALDEF is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF’s mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society. MALDEF achieves its mission by concentrating its efforts on the following areas: employment, education, immigration, political access, language and public resource equity issues.

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, (NACCS)

NACCS is the academic organization that serves academic programs, departments and research centers that focus on issues pertaining to Mexican Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os. The Association was formed in 1972, during the height of the Chicana/o movement, calling for the development of a space where scholarship and Chicana/o students could develop their talents in higher education. For more than 30 years, students, faculty, staff, and community members have attended the NACCS annual conference to present their scholarly papers–many of which have spun into important intellectual pillars

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC)

Today NALAC serves more than 300 Latino arts organizations in the United States, including organizations found in Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American communities within the United States. Through its regional meetings, publications, and programs NALAC provides direct services to its constituency and collects information about current needs and challenges for Latino artists and organizations. NALAC also convenes representatives of these organizations biennially at a national gathering to discuss current issues and topics, and to provide technical assistance and capacity building in a variety of subjects related to organizational development.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs is a nonprofit organization that serves 28 chapters and 6,000 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.

National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, (NHSF)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the largest Hispanic scholarship-granting organization in the nation. HSF recognizes and rewards outstanding Hispanic students in higher education throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These students represent every region of the country, hundreds of institutions of higher learning and every segment of the Hispanic community.