The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), founded in 1929, is the oldest and most widely respected Latino civil rights organization in the United States of America. LULAC was created at a time in our country’s history when Latinos were denied basic civil and human rights, despite contributions to American society. The founders of LULAC created an organization that empowers its members to create and develop opportunities where they are needed most.
By forming or joining a LULAC Youth Council, high school students have the opportunity to make a difference and leave a lasting impact through their advocating efforts aimed at advancing the rights and issues that affect our Latino youth community.
Today, with approximately 135,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC is the largest and oldest Latino organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Latino Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1000 councils nationwide. In addition, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), LULACʼs educational arm, provides counseling services to more than 18,000 Latino students per year at fourteen regional centers.
LULAC provides more than half a million dollars in scholarships to Latino students each year, conducts citizenship and voter registration drives, develops low-income housing units, conducts youth leadership and mentoring programs, and seeks to empower the Latino community at the local, state, and national levels
The LULAC Youth is an entity designed to carry forth the work of LULAC at the teen‑age level and to serve as a training base for its members through social, civic, sports, and parliamentary activities.
The focus of the LULAC Youth program is the development of young people in bettering themselves and their community through positive educational experiences. LULAC Youth members shall be supported by responsible
LULAC adult members who have demonstrated an interest in the well being of our youth.
The 2013-2014 LULAC Youth Board is comprised of seven stellar leaders from across the United States and Puerto Rico. To contact the LULAC Youth Board or to stay up to date with LULAC Youth Council and Board activities, visit their personal website at www.lulacyouth.net.
“Engaging Youth Volunteers in Summer Meals” Webinar
Tuesday, May 27th at 2:30PM-3:30PM EST
Summer is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning your summer activities. Please join Food and Nutrition Service on learning how you can help feed children this summer by incorporating youth engagement. This webinar is aimed to provide ideas and ways that youths can not only participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), but also give back to their community by volunteering and advocating for the program. The webinar will consist of a brief overview of the program, specifics on how youths can get involved, and some best practices! To participate in the webinar please remember to register here.
2014 LULAC Youth Conference
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Saturday, July 12, 2014
The LULAC Youth Conference is divided into two parts: Pre-Convention and Convention.
The LULAC Youth Pre-Convention— takes place during the three days prior to the LULAC National Convention and is an annual gathering hosted for LULAC Youth by a local university.
Dates: Sunday, July 6, 2014 - Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Location: Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
The LULAC Youth Convention— a four-day event for LULAC Youth. The LULAC Youth Convention package includes registration and all seminars, select meals and events from Wednesday lunch through Saturday.
Dates: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Location: New York Hilton Midtown in New York, New York.
Event hashtag: #LULAC14
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Submit Completed Registration Package to:
League of United Latin American Citizens
1133 19th St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
E Mail: KCastellanos@LULAC.org
Work: 202-833-6130 ext. 114
Pre-Convention Deadline: June 1, 2014*
*Housing at Princeton University is not guaranteed after this date; students who register after the deadline will have to make their own hotel accommodations and are only eligible to participate in the LULAC Youth Convention Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Saturday, July 12, 2014. Space is limited for the LULAC Youth Pre-Convention and we will accept students on a first come first served basis.
How to Contact Us
The LULAC National Office and the LULAC National Youth Programs Coordinator are located in Washington, D.C. at:
1133 19th St., NW, Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20036
Office: (202)833-6130 ext. 114
The Membership Services Department and the membership coordinator are located in the LULAC Office in El Paso, Texas at:
201 East Main, Suite 605
El Paso, Texas 79901
Office: (915) 577-0726
Fax: (915) 577-0914
The LULAC National Youth President: