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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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Students at he Humphrey School of Public Affairs completed a capstone thesis project investigating outreach and inclusion efforts among rural Minnesota government officials and community leaders. In partnership with the Center for Rural Policy & Development (CRPD), the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs, the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage, and the Council for Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, the students and CRPD focused their research on four rural Minnesota communities with a documented increase in immigrant and refugee populations. Read it here.


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What's New?

We invite you to read MCLA's Recap of the 2021 Legislative Special Session in English.   /  Te invitamos a leer el Resumen de la Sesión Legislativa Extraordinaria aquí.


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