Jamestown Partners With UnidosUs

Jamestown is honored to announce we are now an affiliate of UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) the largest Latino Advocacy Organization in the country. Jamestown was one of just six organizations nationwide selected to join the affiliate network this year. As a Latino-led agency, we are proud to partner with this incredible organization and connect with leaders from across the country working to solve the issues that matter most to our community.

Jamestown joins Mission Asset Fund and Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) as one of just three San Francisco organizations part of the UnidosUS affiliate network.

UnidosUs Representatives took a tour of Chavez Community School with Executive Director Myrna Melgar and Extended Learning Manager Maria Silvas.

UnidosUs Representatives took a tour of Chavez Community School with Executive Director Myrna Melgar and Extended Learning Manager Maria Silvas.

“This is a huge deal for Jamestown,” said Executive Director Myrna Melgar. “Until recently, we’ve never really defined ourselves as a Latino organization, but if you look at our leadership and staff, we are truly a reflection of the community we serve.”

Formerly the National Council of La Raza, UnidosUs advocates for issues that matter most to the Latino community, such as protecting civil rights, equitable access to education and fighting for nondiscriminatory immigration practices. In order to maximize impact, the organization began adding affiliates nationwide, each with its own unique focus area. Currently there are 267 affiliate organizations across the country.

As affiliates, Jamestown now has access to a national network and important resources such as new funding streams, professional development trainings as well as program evaluation and other capacity building workshops. As Jamestown continues to grow and expand its impact on a local level, we are also grateful to be recognized by a national organization and look forward to continue building and working in solidarity with Latinos across the country.