Homeward Bound Fund

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens is the nationís oldest and largest Latino membership organization and since its inception has fostered higher education and the advancement of all Hispanics at all levels and facets of our American society; and

WHEREAS, the majority of the LNESC Centers scored over the 90th percentile for eligibility for funding via the Homeward Bound Program. Several non-Latino programs that scored below the required scores and much lower than several of the LNESC Programs; and

WHEREAS, the Homeward Bound Program immediately remedied the situation and lowered the score to 70th percentile for qualification for funding, which should have qualified even the LNESC Centers, however, Homeward Bound excluded LNESC and allowed the other programs funding due to arbitrarily creating a loop hole because these other programs were pre-existing; and

WHEREAS, the LNESC Centers services are just as much needed and viable in our respective communities; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the League demand that our Hispanic Congressional Caucus urge that Homeward Bound also include LNESC for funding since all of these centers exceeded the scoring criteria for funding.

Approved this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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