Centro Latino Americano
Centro Latino Americano (Centro) was formed in 1972 by a group of activist Chicano students from Lane Community College and the University of Oregon to meet the needs of Mexicano immigrant families in Lane County.
Centro Latino Americano empowers Latino families by providing opportunity and building bridges for a stronger community.
Our vision is a thriving, connected community where all people are valued.
Our agency values are:
Latino clients in Lane County come to Centro Latino Americano with many unique needs. Because our organization has such a diverse program portfolio, we are uniquely qualified to serve Latinos in our area. 100% of Centro Latino Americano staff members are bilingual and most volunteers and board members are as well.
Centro’s program portfolio consists of 5 main programmatic areas:
Translation and Interpretation
Alcohol and Addictions
Community Mental Health
C.A.R.E. Youth and Family Services
Latino Youth Mentoring Opportunity (Volunteer Opportunity)