President Message

Welcome to CLUES’ website!

I am excited to introduce you to CLUES dynamic and interactive website. We hope it gives you a better sense of the core of our work and our improved service delivery.  As the largest Latino-led agency in Minnesota, we are committed to addressing the barriers that limit the success of our clients, providing them with access to opportunities. Our obligation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Latino families and the larger Minnesota community.   Our new strategic direction (2014-2016) opens new doors for CLUES staff, volunteers, and leadership to build from the strengths of its past work and provide new opportunities to achieve broader community impact, improve service delivery, and engage Latino families through civic and cultural programs. Likewise, our new mission “to enhance the capacity of Latino families to be healthier, prosperous, and engaged in their communities” provides CLUES with the opportunity to impact the Latino community for decades to come.   Throughout the website you will be able to see the important and innovative work delivered by close to 100 CLUES employees and over 750 volunteers through one-stop-shop service centers.  Please take the time to read about how we care for our clients’ physical, emotional, educational, and economic wellbeing and how we fight poverty and encourage civic responsibility. Navigate through this website–available in English and Spanish–and discover the wealth of services that CLUES provides for Latinos and non-Latinos in Minnesota.   I invite you to help us become stronger through your continued financial support and volunteerism and to connect us with others who can help increase our outreach and impact. It is through rich partnerships with funders, community, volunteers, clients, and key stakeholders that we are able to fulfill our mission and carry out our work more effectively.   As you explore our new website, please take the time to give us your feedback and suggestions for improvement. Email our Vice President of Development and Communications, Enrique Olivarez, at  with any feedback you may have.




Ruby Lee President