Business Opportunity Center

Liliana ParedesBusiness Opportunity Center Director(206) 957-4636 Juan Pablo CastellanosUnidos @ Work Coordinator(360) 986-7017 Federal Victor CerdenetaBusiness Opportunity Center Specialist(206) 957-4624 Seattle(360) 986-7022 Federal Oliver ContrerasFinancial Empowerment Coordinator(206) 717-0085 Seattle(360) 986-7021 Federal Jeritza RodriguezYouth Job Readiness Program Coordinator(206) 957-4646 Olivia SalazarYouth Job Readiness Program Job Developer(206) 717-0090 Liza VegaUnidos in Finance … Continue reading Business Opportunity Center

Business Opportunity Center Grows outside of Seattle

The Business Opportunity Center (BOC) has expanded its workshop offerings to Mukilteo and Kent, in partnership with Business Impact NW, Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, and public libraries. Between these two locations, 82 participants are enthusiastic about growing their own businesses. Program participants, ranging between the ages of 30 and 60, undergo a seven-week training … Continue reading Business Opportunity Center Grows outside of Seattle


***To make a donation to our Emergency Response Fund, please click here.*** El Centro de la Raza’s historic building in Seattle and our Federal Way office building will be closed to the public March 17th until further notice, but staff are working remotely to continue to provide many of our 43 programs and services, checking … Continue reading COVID-19

El Centro de la Raza’s Response to COVID-19 Virus

El Centro de la Raza continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely. We are acting per the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington State Department of Health, and Seattle & King County Department of Public Health. We are also making efforts to stay ahead of any potential … Continue reading El Centro de la Raza’s Response to COVID-19 Virus

Prospective First-time Home Buyers Get Started

On early February, the Business Opportunity Center (BOC) developed and provided educational training for community members who want to own their first home. Within one week, the Business Opportunity Center finished designing the training. On the day of the training, 66 participants attended and teachers from our José Martí Child Development Center provided childcare. In … Continue reading Prospective First-time Home Buyers Get Started

Chris’ Story

Chris Lally faced one barrier that stood in the way of his aspiration of becoming a restaurant owner. He had the passion, skills, and experience. He worked as a chef in restaurants across the country and globe. However, investing in a restaurant came at a steep cost. The turning point was when Chris found the … Continue reading Chris’ Story

Current Volunteer Opportunities

As an organization grounded in the Latino community of Washington State, it is the mission of El Centro de la Raza (The Center for People of All Races) to build the Beloved Community through unifying all racial and economic sectors; to organize, empower and defend the basic human rights of our most vulnerable and marginalized … Continue reading Current Volunteer Opportunities