NCLR has "a rich history of helping to further the Hispanic community - a community that is very important to our company"Nashville-based Nissan North America announced in this press release that it was a "Gold" sponsor at this year's annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and that it would contribute $35,000 "to help the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization that works to improve opportunities for Hispanic-Americans."
"Nissan values NCLR's mission of helping Hispanics achieve the American dream," said Stephanie Valdez Streaty, Sr. Manager of Philanthropy and Diversity Communications, Nissan North America, Inc. "The National Council of La Raza has a rich history of helping to further the Hispanic community - a community that is very important to our company. Nissan has always recognized the value and contributions of the Hispanic community."Nissan is not NCLR's only high-profile corporate partner. The Verizon Foundation used the NCLR annual conference to announce a $1 million grant to the Latino child literacy program Lee y serás® (story here).
Nissan has long been a major contributor of other Hispanic organizations across the country including the National Hispana Institute, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and is a proud long-time sponsor of the Copa Nissan Sudamerica.
"NCLR is pleased to partner with Nissan. We are proud that such a prestigious American institution like Nissan has joined the ranks of our wonderful partners," said Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR. "Nissan's generous support will help us continue to develop and implement programs that make an impact on the Hispanic community across the nation."