Latino Congress

The North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) is a nonpartisan broad-based network of grassroots organizations who came together since 2002, to build collective power to ensure the fair treatment and equal opportunities of immigrants.

During the last 16 years, NCCLO has organized eight collective public actions with average participation at each of 1,000+ leaders from across the state. The actions are public negotiations with decision makers at different levels which have focused on farmworker rights, immigration reform, access to health care and education, among others.

NCCLO has trained over 1,000 leaders in community organizing in North Carolina.



The Latino Congress builds relations across the lines than often divides our community.  Fosters capacity in the Latino community through leadership development, and generates spaces for the immigrants to come together and participate in common agendas of change in a collective and disciplined action at a local, state and federal level.

Call to action! Join us in building power to demand for:

  • Stop the practice of the Sheriff and/or Police, of honoring ICE detainers requests
  • Stop checkpoints that leads to deportations
  • Driving License for safer
  • Affordable Housing
  • Bilingual staff at health and education public services
  • Universal pre-k
  • School Safety

Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)

The Latino Congress is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's largest and longest-standing network of local faith and community-based organizations. The IAF created the modern model of faith- and broad-based organizing and is widely recognized as having the strongest track record in the nation for citizen leadership development and for helping congregations and other civic organizations act on their missions to achieve lasting change in the world.

  • From the blog

    Candidates react to Latino Community Proposals

    Candidates for Durham County Sheriff & School Board of Education met with hundreds of leaders from the Latino community and their allies on May 6th at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. Candidates reacted to a series of community driven proposals, included the future sheriff’s relationship with ICE, school safety and the much needed hiring of bilingual personnel.

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