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CLLARO is a 53-year-old Latino-serving nonprofit organization whose mission ​is to empower Latinos through leadership development, advocacy, and research to strengthen Colorado in order to realize a vision ​of a Colorado where Latinos are achieving their fullest potential.

What are CLLARO’s current areas of focus for policy advocacy?
– Educational Equity –
– Health and the Social Determinants of Health –
– Issues that affect the Aging Population –
What does CLLARO do?

CLLARO develops Latino/a student leaders through our Capitol Fellowship Program who learn about the legislative process and provide insightful policy analysis throughout their time in the Capitol, with a focus on CLLARO’s policy research priorities and any other issue that is impacting Latinos in Colorado.

CLLARO’s Policy & Research Committee then uses that information to create research projects in order to develop data-driven policy recommendations.

The results of CLLARO’s research inform our advocacy training programming to ensure that community leaders have the training they need and are armed with good data so that they can use their own voice and advocate for their communities.

What are CLLARO’s main programs?
CLLARO Capitol Fellowship Program ​(Leadership Development)

A culturally responsive internship program for Latino/a leaders in a CO legislator’s office.

Community Health Advocacy Program & Health Equity Learning Series​ (Advocacy)

Advocacy training programs for community leaders around health issues in Montbello, Green Valley Ranch and Aurora.

Parent Advocates for Local Schools ​(Advocacy)

Advocacy training program to educate parents about about Colorado’s education system and to empower them to advocate on their own behalf and on behalf of their students.

McGlone Academy’s Youth & Police Partnership: Voices of Montbello Project​ (Advocacy)

A student-led podcast featuring 6th graders and Denver’s District 5 Police Department to improve the relationship between police officers and the community.

Know Your Rights & How to Be an Ally Trainings ​(Advocacy)

Presentations supporting communities in partnership with Latino-serving organizations in CO.

Affordable Housing in Montbello​ (Research)

Research project on housing issues in Montbello to develop policy recommendations