Jan. 30, 2013
Clinical Assistant Professor Michael Cortés recently received a two-year fellowship from the Colorado Latino Age Wave Initiative.
One of three fellowship recipients, Cortés will use the funds to help Denver community-based nonprofit organizations become more effective advocates for public policies benefiting older Latinos. The fellowship also supports his independent research on strategies for building nonprofit capacity for public policy advocacy.
"The Latino Age Wave Initiative helps generate attention and resources for the Denver metro area's rapidly growing low-income population of older Latinos," says Cortés. "This is a group that tends not to be served by publicly funded programs and agencies focusing on older Americans."
The initiative is supported by the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, in partnership with the Rose Community Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy, a national organization that Cortés helped start in 1981. Generous additional support is being provided by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Community First Foundation.