Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.latinojustice.org

Mission Statement

LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities. economic, social and legal rights of the Latino community.

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Cesar A. Perales

Keywords

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Puerto Rican, Latino, Hispanic, civil rights, policy center, law school admissions

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Also Known As

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

EIN

13-2722664

 Number

7297505541

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Minority Rights (R22)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

PRLDEF operates programs in two areas: * Legal Division develops and implements litigation strategies to protect the civil and human rights of Latinos on the East Coast and the US Caribbean, * Education Division provides educational services to students intersted in attending lasw school and graduate programs in public affairs.

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LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Cesar A. Perales

BIO

Cesar Perales wass the founding exeucitve director of PRLDEF in 1972 and has returned in June 2003 to help lead the organization through one of the biggest financially challenges it has faced in its history. Mr. Perales was NYS Social Services Commissioner under Governor Mario Cuomo; Deputy Mayor under NYC Mayor David N. Dinkins; and Voce President for Community Health at Columbia Prysbeterian Medical Center in Manhattan.

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