We are proud to be community partners with local and regional schools, programs and organizations supporting a strong and vibrant Latino community and a healthy Minnesota community.
Our goal is to interweave these partnerships with student learning and consciousness-raising experiences about issues impacting Latino communities in the Twin Cities and regionally. Our focus on K-12 schools and pipeline issues reflect our value and belief in educational access as a fundamental right and a form of community empowerment.
The ACC school works with students in grades K-6, who are primarily Latino. The staff and faculty of Academia Cesar Chavez is committed to developing a school dedicated to a community-based, holistic approach to education through quality academics utilizing Latino culture in an environment of "familia" and community.
El Colegio Charter School is a high school that serves students in English and Spanish. Their curriculum integrates research-based teaching strategies with Latino culture and traditions. They provide a personalized environment so that students are supported in order to meet the challenges of high school and beyond and to be leaders in their communities and the world.
El Colegio's after-school program, Juventud Conectada, works with various high schools to provide a rich after-school programming effort. As part of our work with El Colegio, we also work with Juventud Conectada, including involvement and support for their ACT prep program after school.
Centro Campesino’s mission is to improve the lives of the Latino and migrant community in southern Minnesota. It was founded with the philosophy that farm workers, rural Latino/as and allies must work together to positively change institutional structures that create and maintain oppression. Centro Campesino's campaigns focus on worker justice, immigration policy reform, and health promotion. Centro Campesino also offers youth leadership training and opportunities through the Youth Organizing program.