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CLUES receives $100,000 grant from Super Bowl Host Committee

December 12, 2017

CLUES was honored today to receive a $100,000 grant from the the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Legacy Fund!

CLUES staff, MNSBHC and Latino community members gathered today for a special celebration where guests participated in games, enjoyed Latino food and beverages and were treated to a special performance by a children’s mariachi group from Academy Cesar Chavez Charter School. CLUES was honored to have in attendance St. Paul Mayor-Elect Melvin Carter III, Representative Jon Koznick, Representative Tim Mahoney, Hon. Consul of Mexico Gerardo Guerrero and other community leaders.

The grant will be applied toward building a teaching kitchen in CLUES’ expanded Headquarters on the East Side of St. Paul to engage the community in healthy eating and better nutrition. The new cooking facilities, part of our building expansion that will begin in 2018, will help Latino youth and adults learn about healthy food habits, meal preparation, business entrepreneurship and more.

“The expansion of our headquarters in Saint Paul is a long-term effort to engage more Latino families and immigrants with critical access to information and education,” said Ruby Lee, President of CLUES. “This grant from the MNSBHC will help us provide training and education for youth and others to lead healthier lives and pursue new job opportunities such as careers in food-related industries.”

The grant is part of the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program. Through its 52 Weeks of Giving campaign, the MNSBHC has launched a yearlong effort to make Super Bowl LII a statewide event by awarding 52 communities with grants that will help improve the health and wellness of young people in Minnesota.

“CLUES is an important resource for Latino families, young people and immigrants in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota,” said Dana Nelson, Vice President of Legacy and Community Partnerships, MNSBHC. “We are so pleased to help this organization expand its headquarters. We know the investment of a food prep and educational kitchen will help young people in Saint Paul learn healthy cooking and food preparation techniques and share these lessons with their families and neighbors.”

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, nonprofit corporation formed to plan and execute Super Bowl LII. CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit and is focused on enhancing the capacity of individuals and families to be healthy, prosperous and engaged in their communities.

Posted in CLUES Blog by CLUES Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio