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What is MCLA?

MCLA is a state agency that advises the government on matters of interest to Latinos who live in Minnesota. It is a bridge of communication and collaboration between Latinos and the government, the private sector and nonprofits.

Why should I care?

Without Latino engagement, MCLA cannot accurately communicate the interests of the community to the government nor can it serve the community effectively. Such engagement makes possible a stronger political voice and better socio-economic choices for the Latino community.

Who does the MCLA serve?

We serve Latino Minnesotans across the state and the people of Minnesota.
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MCLA is working on a page of resources and updates for Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017. The resources and updates come from meetings held in mid-October by the newly founded Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota. Click the photo to go to the page on our site.
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What's New at the Council?

In June 2017, the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs visited seven cities throughout greater Minnesota to better understand the challenges and opportunities that are facing Latino Minnesotans. In October and November, MCLA returned to these cities. The team facilitated workshops in each city to report on findings and recommendations, get feedback from participants, and suggest local actions. Watch our videos explaining the engagement process, our new website, and our latest Latino convening at Centro Tyrone Guzman.

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