CLLARO PROGRAMS

Capitol Fellowship Program | CFP

The CLLARO Capitol Fellowship Program provides public policy training to college students--typically the first in their families to attend college--and places them in paid internships with state legislators and other public officials and policy advocates.

 

Applications for the 2022 cohort are available at bit.ly/cllarocfp2022 

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 27 at 11:59PM. For questions, please contact Alejandra.colmenero@cllaro.org 

Parent Advocacy for local schools | PALS

The CLLARO PALS program trains low-income minority parents to help improve education resources and outcomes for their children who attend under-resourced public schools.

Community Healthcare Advocacy Program | CHAP

The CLLARO CHAP trains volunteers to mobilize their Spanish-speaking neighbors to tackle social isolation of elders and other problems involving social determinants of health.  (CHAP is suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Oral Health Care Equity Coalition

The CLLARO Diverse Oral Health Equity Coalition program brings minority community organizations, oral health care providers, and public health agencies together to promote oral health education and prevention in minority communities and improve low-income family access to oral health care services.

Legislative Advocacy

CLLARO engages in non-partisan public policy research and advocacy.  We are represented at the Colorado General Assembly by a professional lobbyist.

Latino Civic Engagement

 CLLARO encourages Latino U.S. citizens to register and vote.  In 2020, for example, CLLARO conducted voter registration drives and GOTV campaigns in Adams, Denver, and Pueblo counties.  

The U.S. Census has a long history of under-counting Latinos in Colorado.  In 2020, CLLARO used grassroots relational organizing methods and a social media campaigns to target Latinos residing in “hard to count” census tracts, to increase participation in the decennial U.S. Census.  

New civic engagement projects under development include legislative redistricting and forming a cooperative advocacy network of Latino organizations across the state.

Resource Navigator Program

CLLARO expanded its services during the COVID-19 pandemic to help Latino individuals and families get tested and vaccinated, find affordable health care, and receive assistance with a wide range of problems related to the pandemic’s disproportionately large economic impacts on Latinos.  We help affected Latinos experiencing food insecurity, housing eviction, health or mental health problems, wage theft, or needs for protective services, by connecting them with trusted, culturally competent service providers.

A new resource navigator program targeting Latino elders in need of assistance is under development.  

Directory of Colorado Latino Organizations

A new free online directory of Colorado Latino organizations and voluntary community associations.