Community Development

Eco Intern Program 2022

Outdoor activities and technological training

WCVI invites East/Northeast LA high school juniors and seniors with an interest in the environment to apply here.

Intermestic Initiatives

Drug Policy Reform

The fight to end the war on drugs

WCVI aims to sensitize new Latino leadership on the fight to end the war on drugs while utilizing key relationships developed throughout our 30-year history.

Latino Voter Research

Latino Voter Research

Survey research since the 1980's

Since its inception, WCVI has conducted exit surveys nationally and in states like California and Texas as well as numerous issue phone surveys.

So what is WCVI all about?

William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, non-partisan public policy analysis organization chartered in 1985. WCVI (originally the Southwest Voter Research Institute) is a spinoff of the legacy organization Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) founded by the late Latino icon Willie Velasquez. Willie correctly foresaw that Latino voters would inevitably overcome their political exclusion and needed to develop their policy and governance capacity.

Learn more about our history