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Religious Communities and Associations 

  • Holy Cross CSC 
    Here are some resources that came from a convocation at Moreau Seminary in 2007, entitled The Summit: Strategic Pastoral Planning for Hispanic Ministry in Holy Cross.
  • Glenmary Home Missioners
    A Catholic society of priests and brothers who, along with coworkers and a cooperating community of Glenmary Home Mission Sisters, is dedicated to serving the spiritual and material needs of people throughout Appalachia, the South and Southwest.
  • Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence (MCDP) 
    As a religious community of Mexican American women, we bring our language, our culture, and our faith to build the church, working as God’s instruments of warmth, compassion, truth, and love. Click here to read their very interesting history.
  • Misioneras Guadalupanas 
  • Asociación Nacional de Sacerdotes Hispanos (ANSH) 
    ANSH es una asociación sacerdotal, fruto de un largo proceso de maduración y consolidación de varias asociaciones de sacerdotes,


  • Say Sí 
    SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. SAY Sí’s MAS [Media Arts Studio], is a creative multi-media environment where students can develop their artistic voices through the use of innovative and empowering communications and media technology.
  • Corridos Sin Fronteras 
    Learn about Corridos from the Smithsonian. Tambien en español.
  • Accordion Dreams from PBS 
    Everything you wanted to know about Conjunto music can be found on this website – based on a documentary by Hector Galan. Also, here is a good article by foremost Conjunto expert Manuel Peña.
  • Los Angeles: Painted City 
    Murals in Los Angeles CA
  • Soul to Squeeze 
    About the accordion and Conjunto music
  • ChicanoArt.org 
    An Educational Forum Furthering the Conversation Regarding Mesoamerican Roots and Contemporary Chicano Aesthetic Vision
  • Border Cultures: Conjunto Music 
    The music of the Mexico/United States border region is one of the most vibrant expressions of this unique culture. The links on this page provide starting points for learning about the conjunto musical style, its history, cultural significance, and artistry. From the Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Dueling Accordions 
    How the Texas-bred music made famous by Selena is losing the tug-of-war with Mexico. Austin American-Statesman, 2006
  • Los Padrinos 
    One of my favorite musical groups
  • San Antonio Murals 
    The San Anto Cultural Arts Center has tried to restore and maintain the tradition of painting murals in our local community.



  • Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) 
    ACORN is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. They also have the Acorn Institute which provides education on community organizational models, and promotes neighborhood awareness, legal assistance, and global-local connections.
  • Valley Interfaith 
    This website is an exploration of how people change through their involvement in Valley Interfaith. But it’s also an exploration of the use of media as a means to capture, understand, and present these changes.
  • C.O.P.S 
    Written in 2005 , this article describes the community based organization known as COPS (Communities Organized for Public Service) based in San Antonio, Tx. Here is an older article (1978)that is also very interesting – by Moises Sandoval.
  • From West San Antonio to East L.A.
    Chicano Community Leadership Compared. A working paper from Stanford University, by David Badillo. It gives a good summary and insight into the political climate and history of these two heavily Hispanic cities. 1989.

  • Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation 
    The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the life, work, and values of Cesar E. Chavez through educational and cultural activities in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Hispanic Online
    Here is a great place to search out Hispanic organizations!
  • Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC)
    The Mexican American Unity Council, Inc. provides guidance, services, and resources within Bexar County in areas of education, housing, health, community and economic development.
  • The Julian Samora Research Institute 
    Committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
  • The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 
    Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, 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 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.
  • The League of United Latin American Citizens 
    Since 1929, LULAC has focused heavily on education, civil rights, and employment for Hispanics. LULAC councils provide more than a million dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students each year, conduct citizenship and voter registration drives, develop low income housing units, conduct youth leadership training programs, and seek to empower the Hispanic community at the local, state and national level.
  • Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras 
    Tambien en español
  • The American GI Forum
    Out of the days of World War II arose stories of valor of America’s young men and women and of hope and renewed idealism. As millions of veterans returned home, many looked to the GI Bill of Rights, which guaranteed educational, medical, housing and other basic benefits. But these benefits were being denied in large part to Americans of Mexican descent and other Hispanics throughout the United States. Read about the founder, Dr. Hector Garcia. Here is a nice pictorial history.
  • Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together Foundation 
    MATT (Mexicans & Americans Thinking Together), in San Antonio Tx, encourages Mexicans and Americans to think together and take action to understand and solve the major problems of our two nations to the benefit of both peoples.
  • Tomás Rivera Policy Institute 
    The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, housed at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, is widely respected as the nation’s premier Latino think tank. For nearly two decades, TRPI has studied and analyzed the issues of the Latino population in the United States. Latinos now comprise the nation’s largest “minority” population and its fastest growing. By 2050, one-fourth of all Americans will be of Latino origin.
  • L.U.P.E. 
    La Union del Pueblo Entero, a community organization inspired by the work of Cesar Chavez.
  • National Council of La Raza 
    NCLR is the largest national constituency-based Hispanic organization and the leading voice in Washington, DC for the Hispanic community.
  • The Willie C. Velasquez Institute 
    The purpose of WCVI is to conduct research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities.