The National Institute for Disability welcomes Sindy Benavides, CEO of the League of United Latin American Citizens, to its Board of Directors
Posted: October 13, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. CDT|Update: 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, October 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The National Disability Institute (NDI) today announced that Sindy Marisol Benavides, President and CEO of the League of United Citizens of Latin America (LULAC), has joined the organization’s board of directors. As the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, LULAC’s mission is to advance the economic situation, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the people. Hispanic in United States.
Benavides joins a distinguished board of directors that consists of some of the top leaders of the financial, nonprofit and people with disabilities communities. Members of the NDI Board of Directors provide guidance and support for the organization’s commitment to building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families.
âI am delighted to welcome Sindy as a member of the NDI Board of Directors. Disability affects all ages, ethnicities, genders and races and having a diverse board of directors that understands that these intersectionalities are vital to NDI’s mission of economic inclusion, âsaid Thomas foley, Executive Director of NDI. âI look forward to learning more about Sindy’s ideas and perspective and how, together, we can create strategies that include all members of the disability community. “
“It is an honor to join the NDI Board of Directors and continue to work with this vital organization to improve policies and services that impact people with disabilities, a quarter of whom live in poverty,” said declared Sindy benavides, CEO of LULAC. âNDI recognizes that the disabled population is as diverse as the country itself, with one in four adults in United States having some type of disability. Latinos already face barriers to employment, education, skills development, and financial services, so NDI’s advocacy on behalf of the disabled population in our community is crucial to their success. “
Benavides is the founder, co-founder and founding board member of LULAC Council 4611, the VA Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN), the VA Coalition of Immigrant Rights (VACIR) and the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and action (HOLA). She is an alumnus of the Sorenson Political Leadership Program through the University of Virginia and the Virginia Executive Institute and Minority Political Leadership Institute through Commonwealth University of Virginia. Benavides sits on several boards of directors, most notably as vice president of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the National Diversity Advisory Council for the American Red Cross. She is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion External Council for Charter Communications, the Diversity and Inclusion External Council for T-Mobile, and the AT&T Consumer Advisory Group.
The League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country that empowers Hispanics and builds strong Latin American communities. Based at Washington DC, with 1,000 municipalities across United States and Porto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the issues most important to Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit lulac.org.
About the National Institute for Disability
National Institute for Disability (NDI) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families. The first national organization engaged exclusively in the defense of economic empowerment, financial literacy, asset development and financial stability for all people with disabilities, NDI contributes to change through public education, development policies, training, technical assistance and innovative initiatives. To learn more, visit nationaldisabilityinstitute.org. Connect with NDI on Facebook: @NationalDisability or follow NDI on Twitter: @NatDisability.
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