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CLUES hosts Open House for legislators

November 29, 2017

On Nov. 29, CLUES was pleased to host an Open House event and presentation for elected officials at our St. Paul Headquarters. The open house was an opportunity for legislators and other key policy makers to see our facility and learn more about our organization and the impact our critical services are having for Latinos and immigrants in Minnesota.

The program included presentations from CLUES staff around our work in mental and chemical heath, adult education, youth enrichment and education, workforce development, financial empowerment and more. President Ruby Lee spoke about the present and future needs of Latinos in the state and shared information about CLUES Headquarters Expansion capital campaign.

There are an estimated 300,000 Latinos in Minnesota today, of which 45 percent are under the age of 21. By 2035, Minnesota’s Latino population will top a half million, more than 8.5% of the total State population. At CLUES we are committed to empowering equity and inclusion by improving education, health, engagement and socio-economic conditions for the children, youth, adults and elders we serve.

Thank you to Representative Fue Lee, Senator Sandy Pappas, Senator Chris Eaton, Senator Patricia Torres Ray, Representative Jason Rarick, Representative Tina Liebling, Representative Jon Koznick, Representative Tim Mahoney, Representative Sandra Masin all who were in attendance! We look forward to continuing to partner with our elected officials to move our critical work forward.

Posted in CLUES Blog by CLUES Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio