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Demographic Makeup of the West

U.S. Census Reports and Statistics



In the media

  • Recently, Laura Bush, in Boise for the Early Learning Summit for the Northwest Region, shared her views about early childhood and bilingual education in an exclusive interview with IdahoPTV producer Marcia Franklin.
  • Historias de Familia, a project of KNPB Online (Reno) in conjunction with the broadcast of the PBS Latino drama, American Family.


  • College Assistance Minority Program
    The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) provides support to migrant or seasonal farmworkers and their children to attend college. CAMP provides financial support, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring to ensure success in school.

    Boise State University
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID 83725-1120
    Phone: (208) 426-3292

    University of Idaho
    Yolanda Bisbee
    SUB Room 71
    Moscow, ID 83844-2501
    Phone: (208) 885-5173
  • Council on Hispanic Education
    Mari DeLeon
    317 Happy Day Blvd. Suite 125
    Caldwell, ID 83607
    Phone: (208) 453-1320
    Email: cheidaho@mindspring.com

    Purpose: The Council on Hispanic Education is a private non-profit corporation to enhance the educational, economic and social welfare of Hispanics in the State of Idaho. The mission of the Council on Hispanic Education is to organize community-based efforts that will improve the educational status of Idaho's Hispanics.

Student Organizations

  • Hispanic Collegians of Idaho (HCI)
    A coalition of Idaho universities and colleges that promotes and preserves the Hispanic culture. Committed to addressing the needs of the Hispanic community, promoting higher education and obtaining academic excellence.

  • Albertson College of Idaho:
    Albertson Latino Americano Students (ALAS)
    Albertson College
    2112 Cleveland Blvd.
    Caldwell, ID 83605
    Phone: (208) 459-5868

  • Boise State University:
    Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos (OELA)
    Student Union Building
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID 83725
    Phone: (208) 426-3825

  • College of Southern Idaho:
    Latinos Unidos
    College of Southern Idaho
    315 Falls Ave.
    PO Box 1238
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    Phone: (208) 733-9554-ext. 2221

  • Idaho State University:
    Hispanic Awareness Leadership Organization (HALO)
    Idaho State University
    Campus. Box 8170
    Pocatello, ID 83209-8170
    Phone: (208) 236-4428

  • University of Idaho:
    Campos (Camp Students)
    University of Idaho
    PO Box 442431
    Moscow, ID 83844-2431
    Phone: (208) 885-5173

  • Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos (OELA)
    University of Idaho PO Box 442431
    Moscow, ID 83844-2431
    Phone: (208) 885-6163

General (Economic, Cultural, Political, Legal)


  • Hispanic Business Association
    Alice Whitney
    10624 W. Executive Drive
    Boise, ID 83713
    Phone: (208) 322-7033
    Mission: To provide a forum for Hispanic professionals to promote the advancement and development of Hispanics in the business world, by expanding education and business opportunities for the Hispanic population of southwest Idaho, eastern Oregon and the Northwest United States.

  • Hispanic Cultural Center (http://www.hispanicculturalcenter.org/)
    Jorge Pena (Director)
    1307 Third Street South
    Nampa, ID 83651
    Phone: (208) 442-0823
    Email: info@hccidaho.org
    Purpose: The primary goal of the Center is to foster understanding and appreciation for the achievements of Hispanic people. The Center will preserve Hispanic Cultural and artistic traditions and customs through activities and programming including a museum, art exhibits, theater productions, dance presentations, classes and special events.

  • Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs (http://www2.state.id.us/icha/)
    La Comisión de Asuntos Hispanos de Idaho
    Don Peña
    5460 W. Franklin Rd. Suite B
    Boise, ID 83705
    Phone: 334-3776
    Fax: 208-334-3778
    The Idaho Commission on Hispanic affairs (ICHA) is a non-partisan state agency working to promote equality in economic, educational, social, legal, housing, and political opportunities for Hispanics while serving as a liaison between community and governmental entities. The Commission identifies and monitors programs, legislation, and researches problems and issues affecting Hispanic Idahoans. The main goal of the commission is to overcome racism by fostering an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture. By doing this, they hope to create a positive environment where Hispanics can succeed. A newsletter is published and the commission meets quarterly in various locations throughout the state.

    Busca mejorar el estado educativo, social y económico de la población hispana.

  • Idaho Council on Hispanic Employment and Education (ICHEE)
    Shelly Cooper
    c/o Bureau of Land Management
    3948 Development Ave.
    Boise, ID 83705
    Phone: (208) 384-3424
    Fax (208) 384-3493

  • Idaho Department of Labor, Job Service (http://www.labor.state.id.us/ or http://www.jobservice.us)
    317 W. Main St.
    Boise, ID, 83735-0600
    Phone: (208) 332-3570
    Fax: (208) 334-6300
    Local, state and federal job search and registry. Check online or contact for job service office in your area.

  • Idaho Hispanic Caucus
    Al Sanchez
    P.O. Box 1445
    Boise, ID 83701
    Phone: (208) 465-5442
    The Caucus promotes the social welfare of the Idaho community as a whole and the Hispanic community in particular through community education, legislation and administrative advocacy, and the coordination of services available through other organizations. The organization seeks to centrally administer advocacy for Hispanics and plans to retain lobbyists and consultants who will address issues effecting Hispanics.

  • Idaho Human Rights Commission (http://www2.state.id.us/ihrc/ihrchome.htm)
    La Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Idaho
    1109 Main Street, Fourth Floor
    Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720-0040
    Phone:: 208-334-2873 or 888-249-7025
    TDD/TTY (208) 334-4751
    Fax: (208) 334-2664
    E-mail: inquiry@ihrc.state.id.us
    This agency has jurisdiction to investigate complaints of discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion and national origin in employment, housing, education and public accommodations. In employment and housing, it processes claims of discrimination based on disability. The commission provides technical assistance and education where possible. It has a limited number of research papers and videos for loan.

    Procesa reclamos de discriminación alegada en empleo, vivienda, adaptaciones públicas y educación. Tiene una cantidad limitada de trabajos de investigación y videos disponibles para pedir prestados.

  • Idaho Legal Aid, Migrant Law Unit (http://idaholegalaid.org)
    Eric Johnson
    1104 Blaine
    Caldwell, ID 83605
    Phone: (208) 454-2591
    Specializing in legal services for migrant farmworkers and their families.

  • Idaho Migrant Council, Inc.
    317 Happy Day Blvd.
    Caldwell, ID 83607
    Phone: (208) 454-1652
    Fax: (208) 459-0448
    Formed to benefit legal residents who are migrant or seasonal farm workers, the Idaho Migrant Council provides comprehensive services to migrant farmworkers and other rural residents of Idaho. Supportive services include health, medical, food bank, referral and emergency transportation. The Council also has educational programs to assist migrant families. Migrant Head Start is a program that provides pre-school education and support for individuals as they work to strengthen their family units. Contact the main office for information regarding IMC locations in your area.

  • IMAGE de Idaho
    Doug Fagerness
    Harding Family Center
    411 North 15th, Suite 103
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
    Phone: (208) 666-6755, ext. 12
    Email: dfagerness@nicheadstart.edu
    This Latino outreach project provides resources and support for Latino families around the state, as well as raising awareness of Hispanic culture and sponsoring cultural events and celebrations. The organization is committed to the employment, education and civil rights of Hispanics.

  • Las Latinas Americanas
    Patsy Stockdale
    PO Box 306
    Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
    Phone: (208) 267-7228

  • Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Information Exchange (http://www.msfw.state.id.us/)
    Idaho Department of Labor
    317 West Main Street, Boise ID 83735-0600
    Phone: (208) 334-6252;
    Fax: (208) 334-6300
    Education, Employment and Training Services

  • Mujeres Unidas de Idaho
    Elena Rodriguez
    P.O. Box 8252
    Boise, ID 83707
    Phone: (208) 344-9524
    Email: mujeres_unidas@hotmail.com
    Formed to assist Hispanic women entering a professional career while enhancing their entrance and advancement in employment and training opportunities, the organization's goals are to foster the education of Hispanic women and broaden their awareness of political and social issues. The organization sponsors an annual conference.

  • Salud y Provecho (Idaho Immigrant Council)
    317 Happy Day Blvd.
    Caldwell, ID 83606
    Phone: (208) 454-8632
    Fax: (208) 459-1661
    A counseling and referral service of Idaho Migrant Council, staffed by professional bilingual case managers, it provides culturally appropriate family assessment and treatment, including marriage mental health, drug and alcohol, and Parents as Teachers in both Spanish and English. This organization also provides a women's support group.

  • Idaho Hispanic Youth Symposium
    The symposium brings together Hispanic high school students from throughout Idaho to listen to motivational speakers and to participate in interactive workshops designed to enhance self-esteem, leadership and problem-solving skills, as well as to examine possible career paths for the future.
    An initiative of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)



  • Carmina Oaks
    Latino Resource Center
    170 N. Glenwood
    Jackson, WY 83001
    Phone: 307-734-0333

  • Antonio Rios-Bustamante
    Director, Chicano Studies Department
    University of Wyoming
    326 Arts and Sciences Building
    Laramie, WY 82070

  • Wyoming Latino Coalition
    C/O Equality State Policy Center
    304 Main Streeet #8
    Lander, WY 82520

  • Dr. Dolores Cardona
    Director of Multicultural Services
    University of Wyoming


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