The LULAC Council of Riverside seeks to enhance our city through annual health fairs/clinics, civic engagement, and community building events.
Our Current Health Fair/Clinic is Coming Soon! Sat. Feb. 25th at Cesar Chavez Community Center at Bobby Bonds Park University and Kansas Ave
More Dentists than ever!(24 chairs)
Free Eye Exams and Free Glasses
Free Medical Exams -Free Flu Shots
Free Hiv -Std Hep. C Testing *Free Haircuts
Free Counseling! and More!
To Volunteer: Please send your info. asap to
COME RAIN OR SHINE!!!!!!!!!
Historically, LULAC has focused heavily on education, civil rights, and employment for Hispanics. LULAC councils provide more than a million dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students each year, conduct citizenship and voter registration drives, develop low-income housing units, conduct youth leadership training programs, and seek to empower the Hispanic community at the local, state and national level.
Since 2010, LULAC of Riverside has done extensive work within the community. We began our first year with a redistricting effort. This was quite a process with our members participating in many meetings and hearings. Our chapter drafted a convincing argument and composed the maps that were eventually adopted by the redistricting commission. Because of Riverside LULAC’s efforts, the new 41st Congressional District was adopted along with two California State Assembly districts and one State Senatorial district.
Since the formation of Council 3190 in 2010, we have an ongoing non-partisan voter registration project. Several members have taken training and been certified to do voter registration by the County of Riverside Registrar of Voters. We have annual high school voter registration drives where we reach out to graduating seniors each year. We believe that the sooner one begins participation in the democratic process, the more likely they will stay engaged in civic participation. Arlington High School and John W.North High Schools in Riverside are just of the few schools LULAC 3190 does voter registration. This is totally non-partisan. We don’t care if they register Decline to State, Republican, Peace and Freedom, American Independent , Democratic or any political party.
In 2011, our first health was established, serving hundreds of people throughout Riverside and the Inland Empire. We partnered with the international renown “The Flying Doctors”. For the first time, they gave a dental clinic in the United States that was outside the Coachella Valley. Our community was still suffering from the effects of the “Great Recession” and our chapter was determined to conduct Riverside’s first free dental clinic, despite our lack of experience and funds. Because of the hard work of our members and volunteers we were able to see efforts come to fruition. The first Health Fair was held on the beautiful campus of Riverside Community College in downtown Riverside in October of 2011. We learned and gained valuable experience. We came away determined to make future health fairs bigger and better. So in February 22, 2014 we will be holding our third Dental Clinic/Health Fair at Cesar Chavez Community Center at Bonds Park in Riverside.
In 2012, we led another campaign to redistrict the RUSD school district in order to better represent the community. Since the formation of RUSD the school board trustees had always been elected by an at-large procedure. Several of our members participated in the school board hearings that resulted in the school board establishing separate districts.
In 2012 LULAC held a Mayor’s Candidate Forum. Our longtime Riverside Mayor of 20 years, Ron Loveridge was retiring. Even though this position is largely ceremonial and non-voting on the council unless a tie vote exists we thought it was important that the citizens of Riverside have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of all the candidates. All the candidates were invited and the public was given the chance to ask questions about what mattered to them. It was a rousing success. Most of the attendees felt that it was a great experience and they felt that the city, no matter who won,would be in good hands.
LULAC’s general meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Cesar Chavez Community Center’s Gym Dance Room(located in the back of the gym) in Bobby Bond Park – University and Kansas Ave. – 2060 University Ave – Riverside