About Us

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El Centro de la Raza is a voice and a hub for Seattle and Martin Luther King, Jr. County’s Latino community as we advocate on behalf of our people and work to achieve social justice. Through our comprehensive programs and services, we empower members of the Latino community as fully participating members of society. We also work to raise awareness with the general public, and government, business and civic leaders about the needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the United States.

Our organization has a strong commitment to the struggle for civil rights for all persons, regardless of race, and a rich history of services to the community. Many of our program participants come back to El Centro de la Raza to join our advocacy efforts, to volunteer, or just to visit. Along with our local work, we maintain an international perspective and connections and continue to work for positive social change in the global community.

Our Annual Report from the past five years are available in pdf form under the Additional Information on this page. They offer more information about the successes and highlights of the past years as well as our strategic priorities for the upcoming year. We have also chosen to make our IRS 990 forms for the past five years available for public viewing since we depend on public support. We have listed our Board of Directors to offer more information about our leadership.

We invite you to learn more about our Mission, Values and Outcomes and the History and Evolution of our beloved community.

Additional Information

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