From Immigrants to Innovators UCLA

August 1, 2016

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SUMMARY: This report provides a rundown of the roles and impacts of Latinos in various sectors such as the business, civic participation, health, and education. 


  • In 2011, almost 17% of all new armed forces recruits were Latinos.
  • The growth rate for LOBs increased by 3.3% while the rate for NLOBs decreased by 3.6% from 2007 to 2012.
  • In 2008, Latino youth aged 18-24 voted at the highest rate for their age group (30%) since 1972.
  • In the 114th United States Congress, there are 32 Latino Elected Officials (3 Senators and 29 Representatives) making it the most Latino elected officials serving simultaneously in American history.


  • Bold Culture, La Mosaica Latinx, Bold Culture team


ABOUT THE RESEARCHER: The Latino Donor Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reshaping the perception of Latinos as part of the American social mainstream. We are self-funded and independent, and promote friendly high-level dialogue, with the goal of finding best ways to grow revenue and market share —by targeting and serving the Latino audiences. LDC’s nonpartisan agenda includes outreach to influential people in media, advertising, politics, corporate America, and civil society by confronting stereotypes with data that brings understanding and appreciation of the actual roles being played by Latinos in society, politics, and commerce.

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