Welcome to PML

Strengthening human and community development since 1984, through the exchange of people and ideas between Minnesota and León, Nicaragua. 


Spring Forum on Immigration

Join us for coffee, dessert, and dialogue.

Saturday, April 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 


  • Alison Griffith, an immigration attorney at the Advocates for Human Rights who handles asylum cases
  • Tammi Thompson, ISAIAH Sanctuary Church organizer for immigrants. 

This event is free and open to the public, but donations to support PML’s community development work will be accepted.



Donate your time or money.


Learn more about traveling to Nicaragua!


Explore our community development work.

León Director Position

Two-Year Commitment
(June 2018 Start)

Project Minnesota/León (PML) is a non-profit sister-state organization serving Minnesota and the department (state) of León, Nicaragua. It supports small-scale initiatives for community development in León, and organizes educational and cultural group travel opportunities for Minnesotans to visit Nicaragua.

Clear more below to view the position description. Or click here to dowloand a copy. 

A new study released by the Institute of International Education’s Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact reveals positive impact for study abroad participants in the job market post-graduation.

The internships and group travelopportunities PML provides in Nicaragua for youth can help accomplish this goal.

Most of our trips are customized for groups, but we offer a few pre-arranged trips, two now under development.

Arts, Literature, and Guided Writing

Late July – Early August 2018 (10 days)

We will explore Nicaraguan arts, literature, poetry, history, music, food, and daily life in the city of León, the nation’s intellectual center, while reflecting on those experiences with daily guided writing.

Informational meeting will be held Sunday, March 11, at 12:30 at Unity Church, 732 Holly Ave., St. Paul.

Click more at the bottom of this column for more information.




August 11–21, 2018

Learn about emigration from Nicaragua, the impact of immigration on individuals and families in Nicaragua, and how people in the United States can support immigrants.

Click more at the bottom of this column for more information.

Bus riders Leon.jpg


The Environment and Sustainability

Postponed until 2019

Learn about León's dry tropical forests, agriculture, initiatives to secure clean drinking water, and the impacts of climate change, pollution, and deforestation. Visit volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean.

Click more at the bottom of this column for details.


boys try on donated uniforms.jpg

Youth in the San Carlos community have benefited from the accompaniment of development expert Rosa Lira. The youth group’s current project is to obtain land for a community recreation lot.

Good news: Project Minnesota/León's generous supporters contributed $3000 at this fall's Fiesta Fundraiser toward purchase of the land.