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About Chicanos Por La Causa

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is a non-profit organization and one of the largest Hispanic Community Development Corporations in the United States, currently operating in 5 states. The organization began with a group of student and community activists in 1967, and was incorporated and received non-profit status in 1969. CPLC is committed to empowering individuals through health & human services, housing, education, and economic development.

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Areas of Impact

Good health is key to a happy and fulfilling life. To ensure our community has access to affordable healthcare and resources, CPLC Keogh Health Connection provides affordable health insurance options.

For those struggling with substance abuse, CPLC Corazón provides access to resources and support. For those living with or at risk of HIV, CPLC LUCES provides HIV services. For young women in need, our Florence Crittenton group homes provide mental health services. Similarly, Casa de Primavera, our residential health aging facility, provides mental health services to seniors in our community.

Beyond ensuring the physical and mental health of our community, CPLC is also committed to their personal safety. De Colores provides shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence and our Bridges to Hope staff help survivors of human trafficking get the resources and mentoring they need to regain their independence. We also offer parenting education to support new and experienced parents and help them set their children up for success.

Too often, we underestimate the privilege of having our basic needs met, such as having a safe and warm shelter. But not for everyone, as many in our nation are facing housing instability. With a lack of affordable housing, many families are no longer able to pursue the dream of owning their own home.

Through our CPLC Homeless Resource Center in Las Vegas, we are helping people gain access to affordable housing. Our first-time homebuyer education and counseling service gives people the tools to make well-informed housing decisions and long-term financial plans. Our Family Assistance team helps families obtain APS utility bill assistance.

With our affiliated construction and development companies Tiempo, La Causa Development, La Causa Construction, and La Causa Realty, we develop or reconstruct our own apartments and houses to offer our community greater affordable housing options. And in rural areas, CPLC Self-Help provides funds for families to build their own homes.

Education is the foundation for success. We believe in investing in young people, which is why we offer scholarships to local students attending college or universities in Arizona. At the high school level, we have three alternative schools: Toltecalli, which guides learning through reconnecting with students’ cultural heritage; the Girls’ Leadership Academy of Arizona (GLAAZ), where we take a holistic approach to empower the young girl leaders of tomorrow; and Envision, where students’ college or career goals propel their learning.

In addition, our CPLC Community Center provides programming for young people and their families, which promotes healthy relationships, sets up our youth for success, and provides educational resources for teens. Adults are not left behind at the Community Center, as we help them obtain their GED and offer Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Computer Skills courses.

We also understand that behind great students are exceptional and selfless teachers. To show them our appreciation, we select four teachers each year to earn our Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards.

Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and a symbol of the American dream. We encourage women- and minority-owned businesses through our Women’s Business Center (WBC) and CPLC Prestamos. Our WBC is a resource hub where staff help woman entrepreneurs learn and gain the skills they need to successfully launch, manage, and grow their own business. One of the main ways Prestamos supports local economies is through the disbursement of Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans, which helps minimize the risk of owning a small business.

We also help youth and adults go to college or obtain career/technical education through CPLC Workforce Solutions. One such opportunity is the Refugee Youth Mentorship Program, which connects young refugees with a mentor who guides them through the process of getting an ID card or driver’s license, enrolling in driver’s education, applying to an internship or job, or navigating the higher education system.

CPLC emerged from an environment of activism, and we have not left this ideal behind. Today, our advocacy efforts focus on DACA tuition equity; promoting greater civic participation among the Latino community by filling out the US Census and voting in elections; advancing civil and migrant rights; fighting human trafficking; increasing access to healthcare; and taking legislative action to further our Causa.


Only candidates who meet or exceed the presented criteria and skills required to perform the duties and responsibilities will be considered. Please apply online by clicking on the LINK for the position in which you are interested.

Chicanos Por La Causa participates in E-Verify: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

CPLC knows it takes diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create a truly impactful workforce. As CPLC grows, we know we must have the most talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support our innovation and creativity. CPLC commits to a continued focus on equitable hiring, training, promotional practices, and policies. We work for real change and progress in diverse recruitment, hiring, and advancement.

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