Building the Beloved Community Gala

Join us Online on Saturday, October 2, 2021
6:30 PM Pre-Party | 7:00 PM Program & Entertainment

Bid in our online auction here.

We look forward to celebrating with you during El Centro de la Raza’s Building the Beloved Community Gala on your computer, tablet or smartphone on Saturday, October 2, 2021 with a 6:30 PM Pre-Party | 7:00 PM Program & Entertainment. Our virtual event is free to attend. Please register using the red button and let us know you will be tuning in to our online broadcast.

Join us on Saturday, October 2nd for our 2021 Building the Beloved Community Gala and take part in an exciting livestream and online auction that raises funds for vital programs and services that benefit more than 21,000 individuals and families across our region. The evening also includes the presentation of our Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards & Scholarships. Registration is free and signing up takes just a few minutes.

Please call (206) 957-4649 or email for more information. You can visit our FAQ page also.

2021 Quick Links:

Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards:

View our 2021 award winners here! El Centro de la Raza’s principal founder was Roberto Maestas who dedicated his life to building Dr. King’s Beloved Community through multi-racial unity. He deeply believed that poverty, racism and social inequity could only be eradicated if people of all races and backgrounds came together to do so. It is in honor of Roberto and his legacy that the Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award will recognize two individuals who have exemplified building the Beloved Community through multi-racial unity, and working to eliminate poverty, racism and social inequity. El Centro de la Raza will celebrate them and their contributions by making a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their choice.

Christmas Tree Sale

Support the children, youth, families and seniors in our 43 programs and services by purchasing a Christmas tree during our Annual Christmas Tree Sale!

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Cooking Classes

At this time, all La Cocina Cooking Classes have been cancelled until further notice. 

All funds raised through La Cocina Cooking Classes go to benefit El Centro de la Raza’s Senior Nutrition Wellness Program. If you would like to make a donation to the program, please click here.

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

POSTPONED: 3/21 Picadillo, Tortillas and Empanadas

POSTPONED: 4/18 Ceviche & Churros

Are you interested in becoming an instructor for a future class? Email Ariana Dorshkind at

For volunteer opportunities, please email Mandela Gardner at


Centilia Cultural Center Kitchen

El Centro de la Raza

1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St

Seattle, WA 98144

Space is limited – sign up now! You can also register by calling (206) 957-4649 or email