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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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Meeting Re-scheduled: PELSB Increase Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers Subcommittee  
PELSB will hold its second meeting of the Increase Teachers of Color and Indigenous Teachers Subcommittee on DECEMBER 12 from 5pm-7pm. 
The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the PELSB office. The address of PELSB is 1021 Bandana Blvd. E., Suite 222, St. Paul, MN 55108. 
During this meeting, the subcommittee will discuss obstacles and opportunities related to recruiting teachers of color and Indigenous teachers in Minnesota. 
If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Yelena Bailey at

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What's New at the Council?

MCLA is extremely pleased to welcome Samantha N. Diaz as our Legislative and Policy Director in Education. Samantha received her Master’s in Public Administration at Baruch College, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, and a Bachelor’s degree in History at Kean University. To learn more, click here

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