Over the last 40 years, the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies has played a unique role at the University of Minnesota and in the Twin Cities region.
Though we are a small department, our students are truly exceptional in their commitment to combining theory with practice. Many of our graduates have gone on to become professors and scholars in higher education, local schoolteachers, leaders in community-based organizations and non-profits, or small business owners.
Since making an official commitment to becoming a community-engaged department in 2004, students have logged more than 23,000 hours as volunteers or project collaborators through classes that have a service learning component on our department.
Whether as majors or minors in Chicano & Latino studies, our students leave the university as critical thinkers who are knowledgeable about the critical role and contributions of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities to life in the U.S. They view the world through a social justice lens and are able to address complex social topics with critical intelligence, imagination, and creativity.
You can help us build upon this impressive legacy.
Your support of the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies is critical to our success. Your tax-deductible contribution provides our students with encouragement and financial support in the form of scholarships for majors or assistance with on-campus housing for CASA SOL participants.
It also gives us needed resources to increase our understanding and knowledge of Chicana/o-Latina/o communities in Minnesota and beyond through our cultural programming and lecture series.
Please consider making a one-time gift or continuing donation to support Chicano Studies.
Chicano Studies General Fund
The Chicano Studies General Fund provides valuable funding in the form of unrestricted support, allowing us to make key strategic investments in high-priority areas when opportunities and critical needs arise.
Chicano Studies Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The Chicano Studies Undergraduate Scholarship Fund provides assistance to deserving students who are within 21 credits of completing their degree and need support to help them finish. It also supports current students and newly declared Chicano Studies majors.
Make your contribution go further. Many companies match their employees' charitable gifts.
Make a gift to the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.
For more information on ways to give, contact:
CLA External Relations
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
For other giving options, visit the U of M Foundation.