The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) was created in 2003 to bring together the combined expertise of U.S. Latino Studies scholars and other professionals from five research institutions within New York State to conduct non-partisan, policy relevant research in four target areas: Health, Education, Immigration and Political Participation. This network was constituted by recognized scholars and other professionals engaged in critical thinking, dialogue, and the dissemination of information on U.S. Latino issues. NYLARNet addressed a broad spectrum of concerns related to the four target areas mentioned above, and provided information services to legislators, public agencies, community organizations, and the media on U.S. Latino affairs. NYLARNet also paid special attention to the realities and needs of the largely neglected Latino populations throughout New York State and outside of New York City. Edna Acosta Belén (Distinguished Professor Emerita. Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies. University at Albany SUNY) was its director from 2003 through 2005. José Cruz (Full Professor. Department of Political Science. University at Albany SUNY) was its director from 2005 through the closing of NYLARNet in 2016 . The five partners of NYLARNet were: University at Albany, SUNY. Center Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC); Columbia University, Teachers College. The Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME); Hunter College. Center for Puerto Rican Studies; Cornell University. Latino Studies Program; and City University of New York (CUNY). City College of New York, Dominican Studies Institute.