Centro Legal de la Raza
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.