El Centro de la Raza Programs
We seek to address the immediate needs of the children and youth in our community as well as to prepare them for their futures. The José Martí Child Development Center provides bilingual, multicultural curriculum to children ages 1-4 to develop the child's self-awareness, cultural pride, self-esteem and build cognitive development skills. Provides accessible, affordable, quality childcare that nurtures our children using a bilingual, multicultural curriculum. We were the first nationally accredited Spanish-English bilingual child development center on the West Coast.
Seeking to address immediate aspects of human suffering such as hunger, healthcare and homelessness, we provide diverse, bilingual human and emergency services including Homeless Assistance. This program addresses the issue of homelessness by providing comprehensive housing assistance to homeless Latino families, generally limited English proficient and/or immigrants, who are presented with multiple barriers to stable housing. Participants receive case management focused on stabilizing their situations, and finding and maintaining permanent, affordable housing.
El Centro seeks to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment through bilingual education and skill building initiatives, including Homeownership Education and Counseling. This program prepares perspective home buyers with education workshops and one on one coaching for successful long term Homeownership. These workshops cover down-payment assistance, mortgages loan products, recognizing predatory lending, and credit building or rebuilding. This program includes counseling and educational workshops for Pre-Purchase, Investment for Retirement and Foreclosure Avoidance.
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