Category: CLUES Blog

September 8, 2017

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the 2nd Annual CLUES Gala Latina on Thursday, October 5, at the Hilton Minneapolis!

This very special event will celebrate and commemorate the impact of Latino leadership and culture in the Twin Cities community. The Gala will begin with a reception and silent auction at 5 pm, followed by a delicious Latino-inspired dinner and an exciting program. Highlights will include recognition of local Latino leadership, a live auction, entertainment from Salsa del Soul, and special guest Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings, who will share his inspiring story of how he is empowered by his Latino roots. More information is available at

We invite you to join us by purchasing tickets or sponsoring a table and inviting your friends and colleagues to celebrate together at this spectacular event! You can purchase a table or tickets by following this link. Please feel free to call or contact us at events@clues.orgor 651-379-4202 if you have any questions.

For 36 years, CLUES (Latin Communities United in Service) has served Minnesota’s Latino community by:

  • Advocating for equitable opportunities that will reduce disparities
  • Advancing equity through programs and access to resources
  • Increasing opportunities for Latino families to be healthier, prosperous and engaged

Join us at CLUES Gala Latina this year and support our mission of advancing the capacity of Latino families to be healthy, prosperous and engaged in their communities.

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September 7, 2017

Today CLUES staff launched our Latino Workforce Initiative partnership in Willmar with Ridgewater College, Bethesda Willmar and Rice Memorial Hospital. Representative Dave Baker and leaders from each organization shared their excitement for the initiative, which will provide Certified Nursing Assistant training for Latinos alongside employment support and other wraparound services.

CLUES’ local Workforce Navigator in Willmar, Amelia Amor, is now available to support those interested in the program! Amelia can be reached at 320-222-5649 or, and her office is located in Ridgewater College’s Customized Training building at 2101 15th Ave. NW in Willmar. Click here to learn more about the CNA training in Willmar.

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September 5, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today the President and his administration announced their rejection of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Ending DACA threatens millions of young people with separation from their families and the only country they’ve ever known as home.

“It is a sad day in America,” stated Ruby Lee, President of CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio – Latino Communities United in Service). “Dreamers have been in this country for many years and have earned the right to stay. They contribute to their communities, they pay taxes, they are consumers and they help us meet the need we have for workers today.”

Immigrants contribute more than $1 trillion per year to the economy of this country. While brought to the United States as children, DACA participants are now adults who are educated, skilled workers. The notion that we could lose these skilled individuals who represent the workforce of tomorrow is devastating. In Minnesota alone, we will need 145,000 additional workers by 2020. With workforce demands growing faster than the working age population, DACA Dreamers can help us meet these goals.

We call on the President and Congress to act immediately to protect the rights of Dreamers by providing a permanent solution to their immigration status. There is bipartisan legislation ready to move action forward. We urge all Minnesotans to stand with us to defend DACA participants and to help us seek a permanent solution for these young people to continue to contribute to their communities and the country they call home.

At CLUES, we are committed to continuing to support Dreamers and all immigrant families by connecting them to programs and resources that can help them realize their own American Dream. CLUES’ doors are open to provide information and resources for immigrant families and Dreamers.

Please continue to follow our Facebook page and our website at for updates.

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio-Latino Communities United in Service) is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led organization, founded in 1981 for Latinos and by Latinos. CLUES mission is to enhance the capacity of Latino families to be healthy, prosperous and engaged in their communities. We help expand access and opportunities for our clients, while advocating for the elimination of barriers faced by our communities.

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September 4, 2017

Queridos Amigos,

Hoy el Presidente y su administración anunciaron el rechazo de DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Terminar con DACA es una amenaza para millones de jóvenes quienes serían deportados fuera de este país que conocen como su único hogar.

“Es un día muy triste en América,” dijo Ruby Lee, Presidente de CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio). “Los Jóvenes Sonadores han estado en este país por muchos años y han ganado el derecho de quedarse aquí. Ellos contribuyen a sus comunidades, pagan impuestos, son consumidores y nos ayudan a cumplir con la necesidad de trabajadores hoy en día.”

Los inmigrantes contribuyen más de $1 trillón por ano a la economía de este país. Aunque ellos fueron traídos a los Estados Unidos como niños, los participantes de DACA ahora son adultos que han estudiado y forman parte del sistema laboral. La idea que podríamos perder estos talentosos individuos que representan la población de trabajadores de mañana es devastaste. En Minnesota, por ejemplo, necesitaremos 145,000 trabajadores adicionales para el año 2020. Las demandas de personal son más grandes que la población de trabajadores disponibles. Los Jóvenes Soñadores nos pueden ayudar a cumplir estas metas.

Hacemos un llamado al Presidente y al congreso para que actúen inmediatamente y protegen los derechos de los Jóvenes Soñadores para encontrar una solución permanente a su estatus legal. Urgimos a todos a unirse a nosotros para defender a los participantes de DACA y ayudarnos a buscar una solución permanente para estos jóvenes y así puedan seguir contribuyendo a este país.

Las puertas de CLUES están abiertas para apoyar a los Sonadores y a todas las familias inmigrantes con servicios y recursos que puedan ayudarles a realizar su propio sueño americano.

Por favor síganos en nuestra página de Facebook y en nuestra página de web en el para más actualizaciones.

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) es la organización más grande de Minnesota que es liderado por Latinos. Fundado en 1981 nuestra organización es para los Latinos por Latinos. La misión de CLUES es para mejorar la capacidad de las familias Latinas para ser saludables, prosperadas y comprometidas en sus comunidades. Nosotros ayudamos a expandir el acceso y oportunidades para nuestros clientes, mientras abogando para la eliminación de barreras en nuestras comunidades.

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August 30, 2017

Thanks to the generous donation from Greater Twin Cities United Way, CLUES gave away 100 free backpacks filled with school supplies this week for families’ back-to-school needs. We wish all students and teachers a great start to the school year, and thank United Way again for their support!


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August 25, 2017
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Welcome to CLUES’ blog! This new section of our website will allow you to keep up with new initiatives and learn about the work CLUES is doing in the community. We hope you will be informed and inspired to support us in our mission of advancing the capacity of Latino families to be healthy, prosperous and engaged in their communities.

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