Almost doubling the size of their St. Paul headquarters, CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) has entered a new season as an organization. For over 35 years, the Twin Cities Latino/a communities served by CLUES have benefited from programming that supports health and family wellbeing, economic vitality, education and cultural, and civic engagement.
The expansion became a reality through years of planning, fundraising, and building. CLUES, through the capital campaign, raised a $7.5 million project budget. CLUES is also now home to Minnesota’s first exclusively Latino Art Gallery, a key feature of the expansion. Through the perspective of featured artists, the space will amplify narratives that provide a sense of belonging and power to the community.
In total, the expansion brought the size of the CLUES headquarters building to 40,000 square feet. They added six new classrooms, flexible meeting space, and a Latino Elder Day Center. While each room promotes specific intentions, they support the larger purpose of strengthening the community’s social fabric.
- 40,000 square feet
- $7.5 million
- August 2019
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