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. 

Undergraduate Students Present Research Experience in Colombia
A full house attended Gastón Institute's Speaker Series to listen to Ashley Torres and Evelyn Bonilla. Their work on social justice, feminism, youth development and Afro-Colombians was supported by organizations from Buenaventura and a Robert Hildreth scholarship. DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION.