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COPAL celebrates milestone for the Latino Center for Community Engagement with demolition of former O’Reilly Auto Parts

MINNEAPOLIS – On Wednesday,COPAL hosted a community celebration marking the beginning of a significant transformation in Minnesota. The demolition of the old O’Reilly Auto Parts at 2905 E Lake Street in Minneapolis signaled the initial stage in the process to build the Latino Center for Community Engagement (LCCE).The Center will become a vibrant hub for unity, celebration, […]

COPAL initiates transformation: demolition of former O’Reilly Auto Parts building signals start of the Latino Center for Community Engagement

MINNEAPOLIS – COPAL is set to mark a significant milestone in its mission to enhance community engagement and empowerment. With the demolition of the former O’Reilly Auto Parts building at 2905 E Lake Street in Minneapolis next April 10th, COPAL takes the first step in the construction of the much-anticipated Latino Center for Community Engagement (LCCE). The LCCE […]

Advocacy for Change: COPAL Youth Program’s Initiative

COPAL is dedicated to improving the lives of Latines in Minnesota, and our Youth Program’s recent policy recommendations to the Metropolitan Council highlight this commitment. By addressing the critical issues of economic and housing barriers faced by undocumented individuals, we’re taking significant steps towards equality and dignity for all. Key Recommendations for the Met Council:Encourage […]

Minnesota Bill Supporting ITIN Inclusion Advances in the Legislature

In Minnesota, la Vida Digna Coalition, comprised of organizations LatinoLEAD, HACER, and COPAL, and with the support of Equity in Place, are advocating for greater acceptance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). ITINs, issued by the IRS to taxpayers without a Social Security Number, are crucial for many immigrant families. Despite their importance, ITINs face limited recognition from private […]

COPAL Launches Campaign for the Latino Center for Community Engagement in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN – February, 2024 In a vibrant display of community spirit and solidarity, COPAL welcomed over 150 attendees to Arbeiter Brewing Company last Friday for the highly anticipated launch of its capital campaign for the Latino Center for Community Engagement (LCCE). The event, brimming with enthusiasm and support, marked a pivotal moment in the […]