Welcome to the Colorado Latino
Leadership, Advocacy & Research
We are a small nonprofit in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver that works tirelessly to educate and advocate for Latino communities lacking a voice. Founded in 1964, we strive to connect Colorado Latinos with social, economic, and local policy resources in an effort to encourage this historically marginalized community to take charge of impacting their future; armed with knowledge, Latinos and other underserved communities in Colorado will be able to provide a safe, equitable future for generations to come.
In line with the vision of the original founders, CLLARO’s ongoing mission is to empower Latinos through leadership development, advocacy, and research in order to address disparities in education, health, job readiness and social justice, with the goal that when Latinos are achieving their fullest potential, it strengthens Colorado. However, the concerns of Colorado Latinos have evolved, so today, CLLARO exists to serve not only as an advocate for the Latino community, but also as the voice of other marginalized communities such as low-income children, refugees, and immigrants. We will continue to advocate for the Latino and other marginalized communities in Colorado in 2017 and beyond.
CLLARO’s ongoing mission is to make sure our community’s voice is heard loud and clear by using a system that incorporates:
Conducting regular research to identify & address issues affecting Latino communities in Colorado
Collecting direct feedback from Latinos in Colorado
Publishing & dissemination of research findings to inform Colorado policy-makers & constituents about the Latino stance
Connecting Colorado Latinos with local policy makers
Educating the public about the importance of participation in the legislative process
Advocating for equity at the policy level for underserved or underrepresented communities
Leading the discussion on Colorado policy & representing the Latino community’s unique voice
Training Colorado’s future Latino leaders in policy-making & civic engagement
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