Robert Velasco, II, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses Americorps, SeniorCorps and other programs that use volunteerism to improve communities across the nation.
The latest census showed that the United States has seen significant growth in its Latino population. Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), discusses what this means for Latino communities and how NALEO is working to make sure they are properly represented during redistricting at the local, state and federal level.
Leticia Miranda is the associate director of the Economic and Employment Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The Economic and Employment Policy Project provides NCLR’s perspective on employment, energy, retirement, and poverty policy at the federal level.
Anne E. Price has spent 20 years working in a wide range of areas including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development and higher education. She is the director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap (GRWG) Initiative at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland, California. The Insight Center is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities.