Find Your Way Around the NCLR National Latino Family Expo

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We are excited to bring back one of our most popular events of the year: the 2015 NCLR National Latino Family Expo, which will take place July 11–13 as part of this year’s NCLR Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Expo is open to all—you don’t have to be registered for our Conference to attend and enjoy this weekend of free, fun, and educational activities for the entire family. More than 100 exhibitors will offer engaging information, free health screenings, advocacy opportunities, giveaways, awesome promo items, and much more.

  • Get the free NCLR Annual Conference app! iOS | Android
  • Watch the Conference live (will start streaming on Saturday)

The Expo will be divided into six pavilions, each with a specific theme. Use the information below to plan your visit. And yes, it’s all free!

  • Need help buying a home? Wondering how to better manage your money? At the Community/El Barrio Pavilion, you can meet with housing and financial counselors for free, thanks to support from the U.S. Treasury Department.
  • Get your career moving! Network and discover jobs and educational opportunities at the Career and Education/Tus Oportunidades Pavilion.
  • At the Health/Tu Salud Pavilion, you can receive free vision, dental, diabetes, and blood pressure screenings and even sit in on a cooking demonstration to learn tips on healthy eating.
  • Heads up, sports fans: the COPA NCLR is back! The popular youth soccer tournament will take place on the official mobile field of Sporting Kansas City as part of the KC Experience Pavilion. In addition, the Kansas City Royals will have pitching and batting stations for you to test your baseball skills, and the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders will be on hand.
  • At the Science and Technology/El FuturoPavilion you can get hands-on experience with scientific devices, view innovative car displays, and see the latest in digital communications.
  • Learn more about NCLR’s work at our Advocacy Central booth, located in the NCLR Family/Familia Pavilion. You’ll also have the chance to receive information and free schwag from UPS.

We hope to see you in Kansas City! Visit nclr.org/events for more information on the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and the 2015 NCLR National Latino Family Expo

Kansas City Welcomes NCLR and Affiliates on Road to 2015 Conference

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The countdown to the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference kicked off yesterday in Kansas City, Mo., as community and city leaders gathered to reflect on the historic and continued positive impact of the Latino population in the region.

“It is our full intention to put the spotlight on so many who have made contributions in so many positive ways and highlight the strength of that diversity as we bring the Conference here,” said NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía.

Watch highlights from her remarks:

The NCLR Annual Conference—the largest national yearly gathering of the Hispanic community in the United States—will be held July 11–14 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The Conference attracts thousands from throughout the country and features workshops, town halls, and nationally recognized speakers. In addition, tens of thousands take part in the yearly National Latino Family Expo®, which is set to include free workshops, health screenings, and activities for the whole family.

  • Get more information and register now here.

Also on hand yesterday were Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor Mark Holland. Attendees included members of local NCLR Affiliates as well as other government and civic leaders.

“Immigration has been the driving force behind the growth of Wyandotte County in every stage of its life,” said Holland. “We need to be sharing that message more vocally and clearly. Having NCLR here for its Conference gives us the opportunity to showcase the positive impact that immigration is having in our community.”

“The diversity that we have, and expanding that and opening up opportunities to the rest of the community, means economic development,” said Circo. “We’re looking forward for everyone to come to Kansas City to enjoy our vibrancy.”

Check out some of the social media highlights from the event.