Our mission includes ensuring access to services and advocating on behalf of people regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, level of income, age, ability and sexual orientation. El Centro de la Raza was founded in 1972 to address the problems that people face related to poverty, literacy, health, and education.
Our purpose is to provide services in a culturally competent manner to Latino and other low-income families and individuals of all ages, so that they may develop self-sustainability and may more fully participate in society. The comprehensive nature of our services allows our participants to address multiple barriers to stability. It is through these efforts that we endeavor to establish greater equality and a stronger community for all people. A large part of the organization’s multi-ethnic/multi-racial program participants are Latinos and other underserved populations of color.