CLUES turns 40 in 2021 and launches year-long celebrations. This spring, CLUES leadership is unveiling its new Strategic Direction and Goals
and introducing new Board leadership
who will be guiding impact and success into the new decade. Cultural arts and community celebrations are planned for the summer with culminating events in the fall during Latinx Heritage Month.
“We are very excited to announce our new strategic direction, which expands our work in new transformational impact for our Latino community. In addition to implementing relevant services that meet current community needs, our new direction also creates measurable goals for accomplishing broader community impact, including focusing our work to create economic prosperity and community wealth, activate Latino leadership and power; and foster community wellness and healing”, said Ruby Lee, CLUES President and CEO. “Our vision and mission continue to be centered on the strengths of our community and our culture and now directs us to amplify our voices for systems change and equal representation”, she concluded.
CLUES says farewell to Chairperson Gonzalo Petschen, President and Group Leader, Global Edible Oils Solutions - Cargill, who ends six years of dedication to the Board. Through his commitment and leadership, CLUES implemented the last strategic plan, expanded its headquarters in Saint Paul, and contributed to the new vision and goals for the next decade. “Gonzalo has been a key player who helped grow the organization and helped us position CLUES as an institutional asset for the state and for the Latino community”, said Ruby Lee.
Last February, the Board of Directors elected Ginny Arthur, President of Metropolitan State University, as CLUES new Board Chair and elected its new Executive Committee including: