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Last modified: November 9, 2012, 7:47 PM
The mission of Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is to provide legal services, education, and advocacy to protect and expand the human and civil rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants and workers. In 1969, Centro Legal was founded to provide free, bilingual, and culturally-sensitive legal aid to low-income Latino residents of Oakland, including recent immigrants from Mexico and Central and South America. Over the past four decades, Centro Legal has evolved into a comprehensive legal services and community development agency focused on strengthening families through legal representation, community education, and advocacy. Centro Legal has a proven track record in providing immigrant workers with advocacy and education services.