Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers
Education and Literacy
Spanish Resources: Families with Teens — University of Minnesota Extension — Online resources to help Spanish-speaking parents meet the challenge of raising teens.
Adult Education and Literacy — U.S. Department of Education — Promotes programs that help adults get basic education and literacy skills.
International Institute of Minnesota — Assists New Americans in their transition to a new homeland by providing critical programs and services for integration into a new community.
Minnesota Community Organization — Chicano Latino Affairs Council: State of Minnesota — Resource list of Minnesota organizations that specialize in education services to Latinos.
Minnesota Literacy Council — English language classes, GED preparation, adult high school diploma programs, citizenship classes, and family literacy programs. The Adult Literacy Hotline offers information about program in Minnesota. Call the hotline at 1-800-222-1990 or do an online search
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services — Helps evaluate studies or credentials received in another country in comparison to those from the United States. Helps determine if they can be used in U.S. schools and what it means for job requirements and immigration.
Interpreting, Translation, and Cultural Training
Arch Language Network — Provides face-to-face and telephone interpreting, document translation, and transcription for over 100 languages.
Bridge-World Language Center, Inc. — Provides translation, interpreting, cultural training, and language coaching services.
IMAA — Interpreting and translating services for over 50 languages. Located in southern Minnesota.
Intercultural Training Center — University of Minnesota — Individualized workshops and activities to help groups move communication across boundaries.
The Language Banc — Provides on-site, telephonic, or written interpretation for over 100 languages. Also offers cross-cultural and diversity training.
Lingua One — International interpreter and translation referral agency.
Midwest Interpreting/Translation Services — Provides interpreters and translation services for over 100 languages
Human Rights and Immigration
National Immigration Law Center — Works to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families.
USCitizen.info — U.S. Immigration quick start for information and forms.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights — Information on filing a complaint.
Immigration Law Center for Minnesota — Handles immigration issues, works with victims of crime and detainees in custody, and provides education for eligible immigrants and refugees.
Minnesota Community Organization — Chicano Latino Affairs Council: State of Minnesota — Resource list of Minnesota organizations that specialize in immigration issues of Latinos.
Other Resources of Interest
Diversity Minnesota — Clearinghouse for companies, community organizations, careers, events, etc. related to diversity.
An Employee’s Guide to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System — Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry — Sample guide that can be given to Spanish-speaking employees.
Chicano Latino Affairs Council: State of Minnesota — Statewide government agency that advises the state on issues related to Minnesota’s Chicano Latino community and acts as a liaison between state agencies and Latinos.
- See their comprehensive resource list of local and national organizations that serve the Latino community: Minnesota Community Organizations
Major Holidays and Celebrations of Spanish-Speaking Countries — Natural Resources Conservation Service: U.S. Department of Agriculture — List of major holidays and celebrations.
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