Building a Stronger MN: Challenges and Opportunities in Latino Education

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Recipient Type
State Government
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
September 2013
Activity Type
Demonstration/Pilot Project
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2011 (Special Session), Chp. 6, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

Councils of Color. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for competitive grants to the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, the Council on Black Minnesotans, the Indian Affairs Council, and the Chicano Latino Affairs Council. Grants are for programs and cooperation between the Minnesota Humanities Center and the grant recipients for community events and programs that celebrate and preserve artistic, historical, and cultural heritage.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Improve existing programs at two selected schools;2. Increase the resources and capacity of participating staff and Latino families and students;3. Deepen the understanding of ways to reduce Latino achievement gaps and improve their high-school graduation rates and registration in colleges and universities;4. The elements of success identified by the CLAC-HACER study will demonstrate their validity and applicability.5. Replication of those elements will become possible.

Measurable Outcome(s)

• 70 educators from Humboldt High School participated in a May 2013 workshop, increasing their resources and deepening understanding of ways to reduce Latino achievement gaps
• Convened parents, students, educators, and administrators for an in-depth planning process around improving existing programs, high-school graduation rates, and registration in colleges and universities
• Awarded two grants to high schools (Humboldt High School and Northfield High School) to further the goals of the grant in each community

Project Overview

The Chicano Latino Affairs Council and the Humanities Center will build on the grant received last year, which was intended to identify the elements of success in programs for Latino high school students and ways to replicate them. Applying the findings of CLAC's and HACER's research, CLAC will integrate its biennium goal of improving levels of educational achievement for Latino youth with the Legacy goal of enriching Minnesota’s cultural legacy by piloting the program in two Minnesota schools.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Street Address
60 Empire Drive, Suite 203
St. Paul
Zip Code