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. 

Andrés Torres Paper Series Awardees Present Their Projects
For this special edition of Gastón Institute's Speaker Series, scholars Delia Fernández (Michigan State University), Xavier Medina Vidal (University of Arkansas) and Junis Warren (York College, CUNY) presented their projects as 2018 awardees of the Andrés Torres Paper Series. WATCH THE VIDEOS.