El Centro Hispano, Inc.
El Centro Hispano (ECH) is a 501 (c) (3) grassroots
community based organization dedicated to
strength the community, build bridges, and advocates for inclusion and equity of Hispanic/Latinos in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.
Founded in 1992, El Centro Hispano focuses its efforts in in four core program areas: Support Services, Education, Health, and Community Organizing. Within these focus areas, we offer 38 distinct programs and services to meet expressed community needs.
We serve every year more than 10,000 low income Hispanic immigrants with the following services:
• Support Services: Direct Support and Emergency Services, Employment Advice, Legal Services, Tax Services, Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention, and Cultural Development.
• Education: Basic Literacy, Elementary and Secondary Education for Adults, English as a Second Language, Tutoring, Child Enrichment, Youth Development, and Parenting Support.
• Health Education and Prevention: Diabetes, Nutrition, Stroke, Breast Cancer, and HIV Education; LGTBQ Support Group; and Liaison with the Public Health System.
• Community Organizing: Youth and Community Leadership Development, Advocacy and Coalition Building, Soccer Academy, Civic Engagement, Neighborhood Organizing, Outreach.