Connecting immigrants with the community.
Stronger, more united communities.
Immigrant families began moving to West Central Minnesota in the early 2000s, many moving to the area for work opportunities in local agricultural and manufacturing companies. Over the years as the number of immigrants increased, both local and immigrant community members came together to create an organization that could address the changes our community is going through. Conexiones was founded in 2017 to support new families as they learn how to navigate a new country and to bridge cultural divides within Stevens County and Swift County communities. The ultimate goal of our work is to build a stronger, more united community.
All of our work and services fit into the following 4 focus areas:
𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬: Providing guidance and resources as immigrants adjust to life in our community
𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬: Supporting our community’s health and wellbeing through education
𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬: Collaborating with local schools to address the needs of the immigrant community
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: Organizing and sponsoring culture-enriching activities and events