Ideas at work

Find initiatives and collaborations working on housing-related issues and learn about effective strategies for action.


CLUES – Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio
Minnesota’s premier provider of behavioral health and human services to the Latino community.

Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota
A nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of Somalis in Minnesota to become contributing members of society, while keeping their culture.

ECHO – Emergency & Community Health Outreach
A leader in multi-language health, safety, civic engagement and emergency readiness communication, ECHO bridges the gap for immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. Through close collaborations with health and safety experts, bilingual community leaders and talented spokespersons, ECHO crafts high quality programming for television and radio broadcast and phone, print, web, DVD and partner relay distribution.

HACER – Hispanic Advocacy and Community Engagement through Research
Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER) is a nonprofit, community-based research organization that is a collaborative effort between Ramsey County Human Services, Communidades Latinos Unidos en Servicio (CLUES), and Metropolitan State University to address the lack of information about Latinos and Latino issues in Minnesota’s public discourse. HACER is housed within the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)

International Institute of Minnesota
An inter-racial, non-political, non-sectarian social service agency founded in 1919 to serve both foreign and native-born. It is affiliated with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and the United Way.

Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services
Offers case management, employment, and education services to refugees.

Minnesota Department of Health: Refugee Health
Minnesota's Refugee Health Program partners with local health departments, private health care providers, and community organizations to offer each new refugee arrival a comprehensive screening examination, appropriate follow-up or referral and community-based health education.


Engaging your community

Latino manTodd County held a town forum to better understand the opportunities and challenges presented by a growing immigrant population.

Racial Equity Resource Directory

View a statewide listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.

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