When it comes to philanthropy at the village level, few groups can claim to leverage government dollars for infrastructure projects as effectively as the Federaci??n de Clubes Zacatecanos del Sur de California (Federation of Zacatecan Clubs of Southern California). The oldest and most successful collection of Mexican hometown associations (HTAs) -- groups of recent immigrants who pool resources to improve conditions in their villages of origin -- the federation now helps generate a growing annua…

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