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Local Resources

Family Support Services

La Familia Guidance Center Inc.
2217 Nicollet Avenue S, Suite 100 
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 872-6686 
Fax: (612) 872-6685
Website: www.lafamiliaguidance.org
Programs: Aggressive Adolescent Support, Bilingual / Bicultural, Spanish Therapy,
Family Support Services
 
La Oportunidad, Inc.
2700 East Lake Street, Suite 3100
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 872-6165
Fax: (612) 872-0964
Website: www.oportunidad.org
Programs: Education for Offenders, Support/ Advocacy for Post-Offenders, Violence
Prevention, Vocational / Employment Services.

Centro Legal, Inc. 
2610 University Avenue W. Suite #450
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 642-1890
Fax: (651) 642-1875
Website: www.centro-legal.org
Programs: Civil Legal services, legal Translation/ Interpreter Services, Domestic Abuse
Assistance, Legal Immigration Support
 
CLUES – Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio
2700 East Lake Street, Suite 1160
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: (612) 746-3500
Fax: (612) 871-1058
Website: www.clues.org
Programs: Advocacy and Support, Chemical Dependency Services, Employment
Services, Individual and Family Counseling, Senior Programs, Sexual
Violence Protection

Casa de Esperanza 
1821 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: (651) 646-5553
Fax: (651) 641-8908
Website: www.casadeesperanza.org
Programs: Domestic Abuse Services, Cultural Education
 
Centro
1915 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: (612) 874-1412
Fax: (612) 874-8149
Website: www.centromn.org
Programs: Advocacy, Referral and Outreach, Crisis Intervention, Employment,
Housing

Health & Wellness
 
Hispanos en Minnesota
3501 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis MN 55407
Phone: (612) 824-0708
Programs: Programs: Adolescent Programs, Chemical Dependency Program,
Employment Preparation, HIV/ AIDS Outreach Program.

West Side Community Health Services
153 Cesar Chavez St.
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-222-1816
http://www.westsidechs.org/
West Side Community Health Services is the largest community clinic organization in Minnesota, with multiple locations in the metro area. They provide innovative and multicultural/multilingual health care services and education to immigrant and low-income communities.


Online Resources for Cubans

The Cuban American Alliance Education Fund, Inc. (CAAEF)
1010 Vermont Ave. , NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC, 20005 or [P.O. Box 5113, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403]
Telephone:(805) 627-1959          Fax:(805) 627-1959          caaef@hughes.net
Provides links to Cuban-American resources and links to sister-city programs, as well as legal resources

U.S.-Cuba Sister Cities Association (USCSCA)
http://www.uscsca.org
Provides a comprehensive list of American/Cuban sister-cities and those states that are being worked with to form these ties, including Minnesota.


Education

Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School
1800 Ames Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55119
751-778-2940
www.cesarchavezschool.com/
Academia Cesar Chavez provides a quality dual-language education that prepares critically thinking, socially competent, values-driven, and culturally aware bilingual and bi-literate learners by advocating Latino cultural values in an environment of family and community. The school offers services from pre-school to adult education.

Aurora Charter School
2520 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-870-3891
http://www.auroracharterschool.com/
The mission of Aurora Charter Schools is to operate a center of learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates the gift of Latino culture. Aurora Charter School employs a Dual Language Bilingual Program which uses an instructional model that builds literacy in a student’s native language (Spanish) as a foundation for learning another language (English). The language in which instruction is given gradually shifts as students gain competence in both


El Colegio Charter School
4137 Bloomington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-728-5728
www.el-colegio.org/index.html
El Colegio Charter school’s mission is to be recognized as a rigorous, state-of-the-art Latino-focused high school. They are the school of choice for students and parents seeking to build literacy and prepare for college in a bilingual, bicultural, individualized, and artistic setting.

La Escuelita
4137 Bloomington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-870-7057
www.laescuelita.org/
La Escuelita is the premier organization in MN that provides academic support for students of color in a culturally and linguistically appropriate educational setting. Their mission is to achieve educational equity in MN through academic support and advocacy that empowers Latino youth and their families. They offer bilingual courses, tutoring, civic and social justice engagement opportunities, an intensive 5-week Summer Challenge Program, and many other services.

Jane Addams School for Democracy
179 East Robie
St. Paul, MN 55107
www.janeaddamsschool.org/jas/
612-626-1147
Hmong and Spanish circles improve English skills of participants while discussing their history and culture. In the Children’s Circle, volunteers may play with children of community participants. Preparation for the citizenships exam is also offered.


Empowerment, Politics

Chicano Latino Affairs Council
60 Empire Drive, Ste 203
Saint Paul, MN 55103
651-296-9587
www.clac.state.mn.us/index.html
CLAC is a statewide government agency created by the legislature in 1978. The primary mission of CLAC is to advise the governor and the state legislature on the issues of importance to MN’s Chicano Latino community. CLAC also serves as an information and referral agency to ensure that Chicano Latinos in MN are connected to the appropriate government agencies and community-based organizations to address their concerns.

Gente de MN (Nuestra Gente)
1516 E Lake St, Suite #200
Minneapolis MN 55407
612-729-5900
www.gentedeminnesota.com/
Gente de MN is an on-line newspaper written in Spanish. It is part of the Latino Communications Network (LLC), which is in Minneapolis.
Latino Communications Network, LLC

HACER: Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research
330 Hubert H. Humphrey Center
301 19th Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-3326
www.hacer-mn.org
HACER’s mission is to provide the MN Latino community with the ability to create and control information about itself in order to affect institutional decisions and public policy. HACER identifies research needs and delivers quality research products that strengthen the Latino communities of MN. They train students to become culturally competent researchers in an environment that fosters responsibility for meeting community needs


Business

Latino Economic Development Center
1516 E Lake Street Suite  201
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-724-5332
www.ledc-mn.org/HOMEENG.htm
LEDC strongly values social justice. Its functions include: establishing, stabilizing, and growing businesses; revitalizing or developing community “public markets” and commercial corridors in the Twin Cities and rural MN that  allow for Latino community business participation; etc

UNO Hispanic Advertising & Design
http://www.unoonline.com
612-874-1920   x12
UNO is a lead branding and design agency dedicated to building brands that connect with the heart of the Hispanic consumers. They believe that in order to design and communicate to the market, you have to know who they are, understand how they think, and know why they do the things they do.

Other

Teatro del Pueblo
209 Page Street West
Suite 20, Saint Paul, MN 55107
651-224-8806
http://www.teatrodelpueblo.org/
Teatro del Pueblo is a small, non-profit Latino theater located on the West Side of St. Paul. It promotes Latino culture through the creation and presentation of performing arts. Teatro develops and supports Latino artists, provides educational opportunities for all to experience Latino culture, and promotes cross-cultural dialogue