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Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund - MALDEF

Los Angeles, CA
51-200 employees
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Populations Served: 
About Us

Founded in 1968, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans.

  • Education:  MALDEF’s advocacy focuses on universal access to schools, fair distribution of public education resources, improving quality for all students, and expanding access and success in higher education for Latinos.
  • Employment:  MALDEF advocates for equal access to hiring and promotions, safe and fair working conditions, and workplaces free of discrimination and harassment.
  • Immigrants' Rights: MALDEF advocates for equal treatment of immigrants in the public and private sectors and works to preserve their due process and civil rights.
  • Voting Rights: MALDEF works to strengthen voting rights and bolster political representation at all levels of government.
  • Access to Justice: MALDEF is devoted to eliminating barriers that prevent Latinos from having meaningful and unfettered access to challenge discriminatory policies.
Why Work For Us?: 

MALDEF offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities for qualified individuals who are ready and willing to work hard for justice.