Mike Cortés is Scholar in Residence and Special Community Member at the DU Graduate School of Social Work, where he previously served on the faculty and taught graduate courses in public policy analysis and social policy advocacy. His continuing research interests include (1) income security and care for disabled Latino elders, (2) policy analysis and advocacy by public charities, and (3) improvement of policy practice curricula in schools of social work.
Mike's previous faculty and administrative appointments have been at the University of Colorado Denver, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Today, Mike spends most of his time volunteering for nonprofit organizations. Formerly a member of the board of directors of the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy, and Research Organization (CLLARO), he now volunteers as executive director. CLLARO is a non-profit organization in Denver established in 1964 to help Latinos in Colorado solve problems facing their communities. Until 2007, CLLARO was known as the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA).
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