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 Raul Yzaguirre Biography

His involvement in many of the most critical legislative and public policy issues of the last three decades has made him a key national player on behalf of Hispanic Americans. Today, as President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization and a leading Hispanic "think tank" in Washington, DC, he continues his lifelong mission to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Since joining NCLR in 1974, Yzaguirre has spearheaded its emergence as the most influential and respected Hispanic organization in the country. The Albuquerque Tribune has called NCLR "the leading Hispanic think tank in the country." In its review of the influence of Latino advocates in Washington, Hispanic Business magazine concluded that NCLR is, "by all accounts the most effective Hispanic organization."

Yzaguirre has been honored on many occasions for his work. In 1979, he was the first Hispanic to receive a Rockefeller Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Trustees of Princeton University. From 1989 to 1990, he served as one of the first Hispanic Fellows of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1993, Yzaguirre received the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the government of Mexico to non-citizens. Also that year, he was the recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. In 1998, he was honored with the Charles Evan Hughes Gold Medal Award for courageous leadership in civic and humanitarian affairs by the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Yzaguirre is a past Chairperson of the Independent Sector, a nonprofit coalition of over 850 corporate, foundation, and voluntary organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including Sears, Roebuck and Co., the Enterprise Foundation, the National Democratic Institute, and the Trustees of Dowling College. He was recently elected to the National Boards of the Salvation Army and the 4-H Club. He was the first Hispanic to serve on the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Yzaguirre was Chairperson of President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and is currently the President of the Mexican and American Solidarity Foundation. He also serves on the Visiting Committee for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In a 1992 profile, Hispanic magazine described him as being "at the center of the Hispanic leadership stage." He is a frequent commentator on Latino issues, having appeared in such media as Today, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Time and Newsweek.

A lifelong community activist, Yzaguirre was born in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. He began his civil rights career at the age of 15 when he organized the American G.I. Forum Juniors, an auxiliary of the American G.I. Forum, an Hispanic veterans organization. After graduating from high school, Yzaguirre served four years in the US Air Force Medical Corps. In 1964, he founded NOMAS, the National Organization for Mexican American Services. A proposal he wrote for NOMAS led to the creation of what is now NCLR. After receiving his BS from George Washington University, Yzaguirre became a program analyst at the Migrant Division of the US Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). In 1969, Yzaguirre founded Interstate Research Associates (IRA), the first Mexican American research association, which he built into a multimillion-dollar nonprofit consulting firm.

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Raul Yzaguirre Biography

His involvement in many of the most critical legislative and public policy issues of the last three decades has made him a key national player on behalf of Hispanic Americans. Today, as President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization and a leading Hispanic "think tank" in Washington, DC, he continues his lifelong mission to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Since joining NCLR in 1974, Yzaguirre has spearheaded its emergence as the most influential and respected Hispanic organization in the country. The Albuquerque Tribune has called NCLR "the leading Hispanic think tank in the country." In its review of the influence of Latino advocates in Washington, Hispanic Business magazine concluded that NCLR is, "by all accounts the most effective Hispanic organization."

Yzaguirre has been honored on many occasions for his work. In 1979, he was the first Hispanic to receive a Rockefeller Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Trustees of Princeton University. From 1989 to 1990, he served as one of the first Hispanic Fellows of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1993, Yzaguirre received the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the government of Mexico to non-citizens. Also that year, he was the recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. In 1998, he was honored with the Charles Evan Hughes Gold Medal Award for courageous leadership in civic and humanitarian affairs by the National Conference for Community and Justice.

Yzaguirre is a past Chairperson of the Independent Sector, a nonprofit coalition of over 850 corporate, foundation, and voluntary organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including Sears, Roebuck and Co., the Enterprise Foundation, the National Democratic Institute, and the Trustees of Dowling College. He was recently elected to the National Boards of the Salvation Army and the 4-H Club. He was the first Hispanic to serve on the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Yzaguirre was Chairperson of President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and is currently the President of the Mexican and American Solidarity Foundation. He also serves on the Visiting Committee for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In a 1992 profile, Hispanic magazine described him as being "at the center of the Hispanic leadership stage." He is a frequent commentator on Latino issues, having appeared in such media as Today, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Time and Newsweek.

A lifelong community activist, Yzaguirre was born in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. He began his civil rights career at the age of 15 when he organized the American G.I. Forum Juniors, an auxiliary of the American G.I. Forum, an Hispanic veterans organization. After graduating from high school, Yzaguirre served four years in the US Air Force Medical Corps. In 1964, he founded NOMAS, the National Organization for Mexican American Services. A proposal he wrote for NOMAS led to the creation of what is now NCLR. After receiving his BS from George Washington University, Yzaguirre became a program analyst at the Migrant Division of the US Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). In 1969, Yzaguirre founded Interstate Research Associates (IRA), the first Mexican American research association, which he built into a multimillion-dollar nonprofit consulting firm.

Raul Yzaguirre Videos

  • Raul Yzaguirre - YouTube
  • Raul Yzaguirre, President Emeritus of National Council of La Raza ...

Raul Yzaguirre Speaking Topics

  • Creating Tomorrow's Leaders in the Hispanic Community

  • La Raza & Its Role in the 21st Century

  • Partnership in the Community of Color

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  • How to book Raul Yzaguirre?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raul Yzaguirre for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Raul Yzaguirre, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raul Yzaguirre or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Raul Yzaguirre?

    Booking fees for Raul Yzaguirre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raul Yzaguirre, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Raul Yzaguirre?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raul Yzaguirre for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raul Yzaguirre for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raul Yzaguirre or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raul Yzaguirre or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Raul Yzaguirre Speaker Videos

  • Raul Yzaguirre - YouTube
    Raul Yzaguirre, President Emeritus of National Council of La Raza ...

Raul Yzaguirre Speaking Topics

  • Creating Tomorrow's Leaders in the Hispanic Community

  • La Raza & Its Role in the 21st Century

  • Partnership in the Community of Color

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