Building the Beloved Community Gala 2021 Results

This year’s virtual Building the Beloved Community Gala was a rousing success! Together we raised over $425,000! Mil gracias to all our sponsors, volunteers, and auction bidders. We could not do this without your love and support. We look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary with you next year! 

2021 Sponsors:

Amazon, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Seattle Credit Union, US Bank, Washington Education Association, Premera Blue Cross, Arcora Foundation, Group Health Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, UPS, Puget Sound Energy, Kaiser Permanente, IBEW Local 46, Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena, BECU, Walsh Construction, Union Bank, Third Place Design Co-op, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca Cola, Port of Seattle, Heritage Bank, KeyBank, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Enterprise, Seattle Public Utilities, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, Fred Hutch, Perkins Coie, The Nature Conservancy, United Way of King County, Starbucks Coffee Hora del Café, Forterra, Clifton Larson Allan LLP, Goodwill, HomeStreet Bank, University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Molina Healthcare of Washington, Slalom Consulting, SMR Architects, KUNS Univision Seattle, SEIU Healthcare 1199 Northwest, Seattle Children’s, Kantor Taylor, Sprague Israel Giles Inc., Sound Transit – Office of Civil Rights, Equity, and Inclusion; Beacon Development Group, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Alaska Airlines

2021 Event Speakers & Performers:

Fred Northup, Jr. | Leticia Lucero | Estela Ortega | Olisa “Spyc-E” Enrico | SuperSones | Garvaundo Hamilton

2021 Virtual Party Hosts:

Aguirre & Associates | Equity Matters | KING 5 | Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle | University of Washington EarthLab | Seattle Seahawks | OneAmerica | ACLU of Washington | Seattle World School | People for Patty Murray

2021 Legacy Award Winners:

Dr. Estell Williams & Edwin Lindo

2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Alejah Bousley | Brenda Vazquez | Brittney Ramirez Osorio | Bryan De La Rosa Morales | Jazmin Pairazamin | Jessica Martinez Vaca | Jimena Andrea Talamantes | Maria Estrada-Montes | Miranda E. Santos-De La Cruz | Victor Juarez

For more information, please contact Alissa Lederer at 206-957-4649 or

Cuentos From Our Programs and Community: October 2021

ECDLR’s own Antojitos Lita Rosita gets a mention in the South Seattle Emerald!

“Rosa Juarez always had the dream of opening Antojitos Lita Rosita but was never quite sure how to start it. She learned about the Food Incubator Program run by El Centro de la Raza and knew it was the perfect opportunity for her. She has been serving food from Plaza Roberto Maestas since April 2019 and living her dream. ” by Jax Kiel at the South Seattle Emerald.

“I noticed this embroidered piece of cloth stapled to the phone pole on the corner across from El Centro de la Raza, on 16th Avenue S. and Bayview Street. It’s not just the message that is so sweet, it is the fact that someone took the time to stitch and present it.”
– Steve Wells, Development

Have a business idea, but aren’t sure what to do next?

Marcos Arellano of Shark Bite Ceviche

El Centro de la Raza’s Small Business Development Program provides small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with workshops, business development advice, credit counseling, and access to a variety of resources all aiming to foster long-term financial stability and independence. Your donations ensure that we can continue to provide such valuable services.

We can’t do the things we do without your help.

The health and success of El Centro de la Raza begins with you. Support from a broad base of community members including foundations, individuals, and corporations is critical to our success and we ask that you carefully consider making a personally meaningful gift – it may be the largest gift you have ever made.

October Noticias and Articles Relevant to Our Community

Celebrate Heritage and Diversity!

Internet discounts still available through the Emergency Broadcast Benefit program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a program that has been temporarily launched to help households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. EBB provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households.

The program will end when the EBB fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 public health emergency, whichever is sooner. Households are eligible if they receive Medicaid, SNAP, or other public benefits, are school lunch eligible, are already in the Lifeline program, receive Pell education grants, or have lost jobs and income during the pandemic. More eligibility information:

King County launches Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)

Updated vendor schedule for Plaza Roberto Maestas!

Consider Writing a Letter to Your Local Newspaper [and Some Instructions on How]

Democrats Look for Plan B After Blow on Immigration

‘Facebook has a Blind Spot’: Why Spanish-Language Misinformation is Flourishing

Mayor Durkan Announces Fourth School Year of Free, Unlimited Transit Passes to Thousands of Seattle Students

Senator Murray Hails Senate Confirmation of David Estudillo as U.S. District Court Judge

Your Guide to Hispanic Heritage Month in Seattle