Hope Is Where the Heart Is
Centro Latino knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2000, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Centro Latino.
Making A Difference
BUILDING BRIDGES THAT CONNECT LATINO COMMUNITIES WITH THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES THEY NEED FOR A BETTER LIFE
Centro Latino is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that improves the lives of Latinos in Shelby, Spencer, Oldham, Trimble and Henry counties in Kentucky and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating and helping them access trustworthy support systems. Centro Latino celebrates our hard-working vulnerable families who help to make our community better. These families strengthen our community and endeavor to improve life for themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and our society. Our mission at Centro Latino is to advance their prospects to achieve a part of the American Dream.
We believe that a quality education is the single most important investment we can make in our Latino communities. That’s why Centro Latino directs educational programs that support students and their families at every stage. We also advocate for Latinos and other underserved families to obtain the tools, resources and opportunities they need to succeed academically and in life.
Immigrants are remaking America. In many urban and rural areas, the arrival of immigrants from Latin America has transformed whole communities. Much like new Americans of yesteryear, our modern-day crop of immigrants have contributed greatly to our nation’s economy, culture and overall well-being. Yet this transformation has been difficult. Anti-immigrant rhetoric and legislation in the United States has surged tremendously over the past decade. And the failure of Congress to enact meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform has clouded the future of immigrant families, forcing them to live apart, or fearful of deportation.
Centro Latino has worked relentlessly to protect and advance immigrant rights since its inception. Our early efforts focused on local advocacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Today, Centro Latino has expanded its focus to include immigrant integration and expanded its focus to advocate for progressive immigration reforms.
FAMILIES IN CRISIS
Each and every day, Centro Latino lives up to its vision of extending hospitality, transforming lives, and pursuing justice by serving its underserved and low income neighbors and seeking adequate, affordable housing. For the past two decades, this calling has been a signature focus of our community engagement.
Centro Latino provides basic services for anyone in need. It’s our way of affirming the dignity of our neighbors who may need clean clothes, a phone call or message from family, and the support needed to take the next step out of homelessness or despair. These services provide additional opportunities for individuals in need to connect with caring volunteers and staff, enabling further contact with the continuum of care and services in Shelby and surrounding counties.
English as a Second Language
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"