CLLARO Que Si! April 2023 Newsletter
CLLARO Capitol Fellowship Program 
The CLLARO Capitol Fellows are preparing to wrap up their internships this session! So far, they have completed over 200 hours of work during the legislative session, and have learned from 23 professionals on a variety of topics ranging from policy issues to professional development. The Capitol Fellows also had their official cohort photo taken last month by photographer Anthony Maes. 

Follow us on our own instagram @cllarocfp to learn more about the program, and what it’s like to be a Capitol Fellow. 

C.A.R.E. Program 

On April 13th the C.A.R.E. 2023 cohort took advantage of the beautiful weather and met in person at a local park. We played board games, ate some snacks and had a great time! If you are an older adult Latino we invite you to reach out and join us for future gatherings! 

Resource Navigation Program 

On April 4th, CLLARO’s Resource Navigation team hosted a Loteria day with our friends at Joe P. Martinez Gardens Apartments, in Greeley Colorado. We are grateful we had this opportunity!

On April 19th the Resource Navigation team was invited by SECOR Cares, a free food market located in Douglas county, to talk about our services and programs. Thank you for having us and for all you do for the community!

GlobalMindED Inclusive Leader Awards
For information, contact:
Lu Stasko | The Stasko Agency
GlobalMindED Announces the 2023 Inclusive Leader Award Winners
-Dinner ceremony to honor winners, June 7th in downtown Denver, CO -
DENVER – GlobalMindED, an inclusive success network dedicated to closing the equity gap for students, has announced that its Fifth Annual Inclusive Leader Awards will open the GlobalMindED ninth annual conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel June 7-9, 2023. 

The winners of these awards serve as role models of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) across fifteen major industry sectors. The VIP reception and dinner ceremony highlights the recipients’ professional achievements with the personal, authentic story of their hard-won path to success and generous leadership. Tickets for the Inclusive Awards Dinner are still available. 

Referred to as “The Academy Awards of DEI,” the organization’s goal is for these inclusive leaders to become as widely recognized and honored by society as movie stars and athletes. When these diverse leaders are well-known, they will become role models for young, emerging talent. These pioneers create diverse and equitable work cultures, C-suites, and boards that positively impact the nation and the world. 

The 2023 Inclusive Leader Award Winners include:

• Early Childhood Education:  Miriam Calderon, Chief Policy Officer, ZERO TO THREE
• K-12 Education:  Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District
• Higher Education:  Carrie Billy, President & CEO, American Indian Higher Education Consortium
• Government:  Afua Bruce, Founder & Principal, ANB Advisory Group
• Health & Wellness:  Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association
• Banking & Finance:  Hassan Salem, Head of Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank
• Energy & Sustainability:  Mary Nichols, Professor in Residence, UCLA Institute of the Environment
• Space & Aerospace:  Greg Robinson, Former Webb Space Telescope Program Director, NASA
• Technology:  Michael Campbell, General Manager, EdTech Innovation & Transformation, Intel
• Entrepreneurship:  Diego Mariscal, CEO and Chief Disabled Person, 2Gether-International
• Media & Arts:  Mario Carrera, President & CEO, CLLARO
• Foundations & Funders:  Nasruddin Rupani, Chairman, Rupani Foundation
• Non-Profit:  Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls CODE
• Leadership & Equity:  Guillermo Diaz Jr., Founder & CEO, Conectado Inc
• Global Impact:  Rosanna Durruthy, VP, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

The theme of this year’s conference is Transforming Boundaries: Trust. Connection, Collaboration, and Outcomes. Previous recipients from across the nation will be participating to honor and support
this year’s honorees. 

The annual Inclusive Leadership Awards are a signature program of GlobalMindED, a 501c3 dedicated to closing the equity gap by creating a capable, diverse talent pipeline through connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs for the least resourced students, returning adults, first-generation college students, and the inclusive leaders who teach, work with, and hire them. 

Tickets for the entire conference are still available at 2023 GlobalMindED Conference Tickets.

About GlobalMindED
GlobalMindED is an education/workforce 501c3 committed to closing the equity gap through education, experiences, employment, economic mobility and leadership for first-generation college students, underrepresented students, and job seekers. GlobalMindED improves access and equity from early childhood to late-life employment through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers with promotion pathways through connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs. Learn more at

Cities Summit of the Americas 2023
For the first time ever, the Cities Summit of the Americas is taking place in Denver. More to come on the week long event. For more information regarding the summit, click here. 

The Cities Summit will promote regional cooperation, convening subnational leaders from across the entire Western Hemisphere with diverse and inclusive representatives of government, civil society, business, academia, youth, culture and the arts, and indigenous and underrepresented groups.


Events and News by Our Non-profit Friends:
New Era Colorado
We invite you to a special mayoral forum by One ColoradoNew Era ColoradoCobalt, and COLOR Latina: "In the Hot Seat: A Denver Mayoral Forum."  Inspired by the YouTube phenomenon, Hot Ones, we will serve Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston wings that increase in heat (thanks to Fire on the Mountain!), as we ask them spicy questions on the issues that impact our communities most. 

The event will be hosted by locally celebrated drag performer JUICCY Misdemeanor - JUICCY will also deliver a performance during the program. The candidate Q+A will be moderated by Esteban Hernandez from Axios Denver.

More details:
• The event is on Monday, May 22 at Town Hall Collaborative (525 Santa Fe Dr)
• ASL interpretation and Spanish language translation will be provided
• Doors open at 5:45: There will be time before and after the forum for mingling, during which time there will be a cash bar in the space as well as a food truck outside.
• If you have any burning questions for the candidates, you can submit them via the RSVP form (below) for consideration.

RSVP here: Capacity in the space is limited, so you are encouraged to arrive when doors open at 5:45pm to secure your spot! 

Protégete by Conservation Colorado
Apply to the Boards & Commissions Fellowship by Protégete at Conservation Colorado. Here is the link to the application and the webpage
Click here to take their mental health and climate change survey.