Community Partners

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 Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School, Saint Paul

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 School, Minneapolis

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.

Juventud Conectada, Minneapolis

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.