Promoting Effective Civic Engagement through Leadership and Research

The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy informs policymakers about issues vital to the state’s growing Latino community and provides the information and analysis necessary for effective participation in public policy development. Ever since it was established at UMass Boston in 1989, the institute has consistently documented the Latino experience in Massachusetts through research and publications directed at policy makers, scholarly audiences, and Latino community leaders and institutions. 

Gastón and EMK Institutes celebrate Hispanic Heritage with INVOLUCRATE 2017
The second edition of the signature program is a family day to play and learn about the DREAM act, pathways to citizenship and political campaigns. The event on Saturday, October 21st, is FREE for those registering online, and cosponsored by nine community partners and Voto Latino.