The CLLARO Capitol Fellowship Program is a paid internship that helps college students concerned about social justice to develop leadership skills and first-hand knowledge of how proposed legislation can become law. Fellows work part-time throughout the Colorado legislative session, from January until early May. In addition to the monthly stipend, fellows can earn academic, and receive support from CLLARO throughout the entire program to ensure their success.
Applications for the 2021 cohort are now closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to get notified when the application for the 2022 cohort opens.
Parents Advocating for Local Schools (PALS) is an education advocacy leadership development program. Parents come together in small cohorts to receive training on multiple advocacy opportunities within school and legislative systems. These range from increased involvement in their child’s classroom to advocating for education dollars at the State Capitol. Participants learn about school board engagement, connect with other community advocacy groups, and learn to effectively harness their social networks to promote change. As PALS identify issues that they are passionate about, advocacy plans are built and put to use in their community organizing efforts upon graduation. Childcare, translation, meals and stipends are provided and meeting times are set by participants.
The CLLARO Community Health Advocates Program (CHAP) develops grassroots community leaders to improve social determinants of health in Latino communities. Since 2016, CLLARO training has helped local volunteers and nonprofit agencies start health improvement projects in Spanish- speaking communities. CLLARO seeks funding to train additional volunteers and organizations in Colorado communities and neighborhoods.
The CLLARO Colorado Latino Public Policy Network connects and informs Latino leaders, organizations, researchers, and policy makers across Colorado about health and other policy proposals to benefit all Coloradans. The network distributes policy research reports and analyses to leaders of advocacy organizations for their consideration and action.
The CLLARO Directory of Colorado Latino Organizations identifies resources and services for Latino residents and communities across the state. The next updated edition will be published online and in print in 2020.