La Cocina Cooking Class

Are you ready to embark on a tantalizing journey through the rich tapestry of Mexican cuisine? Look no further, than our exclusive Tamale Cooking Class with the one and only Carmen Cejudo at El Centro de la Raza!


When: Sunday May 19, 2024, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (more classes coming soon)

Where: Join us at La Cocina Popular, (El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). The entrance is near the North parking lot.

What: Learn how to make vegetarian/vegan tamales prepared by Maestra Carmen Cejudo!

Ticket Info: Secure Your Spot! Tickets Are Available here:…/tabid/1399536/Default.aspx

Cost: $80.00 per ticket.

Why: Support Children, Youth, Families, and Seniors. Purchase a ticket for the Cooking Classes with El Centro de la Raza to Benefit Our 43 Programs and Services! Cooking is a cultural activity that nourishes both body and spirit. Traditionally, recipes are carefully passed down through generations and can also be an expression of cultural identity.
Don’t miss this amazing culinary experience!


Today, tamales continue to captivate taste buds around the world, transcending borders and bringing people together with each delectable bite. And now, you have the opportunity to become a part of this timeless tradition by joining us at El Centro de la Raza for our Tamale Cooking Class with Carmen Cejudo.

We will be focusing on vegetarian/vegan tamal options for this class, with the following flavors:

Cheese & Jalapeno
Potato Mole
Spinach & Mushroom

Supplies, food ingredients, and recipes for you to take home are all included with admission.

La Cocina Cooking Class 5/19/24 (

Clase educativa para primeros compradores de vivienda y prevención de juicio hipotecario

La clase sera en persona el 2 de marzo de 10am a 3:30 pm

El Centro de la Raza
1607 S 341st PL Federal Way, WA 98003

En la clase aprendera el proceso de comprar una vivienda, los conceptos claves de préstamos hipotecarios, y conocer cómo puede evitar un juicio hipotecario y no perder su vivienda.

Recibira un certificado válido por 2 años requerido para acceder a los programas de compra de vivienda del Estado de Washington.

Janet Torres-Garcia


The class will be in-person on March 2 from 10am to 3:30pm at El Centro de la Raza 1607 S 341st PL Federal Way, WA 98003.

In the class you will learn the process of buying a home, the key concepts of home lending, and learn how you can avoid foreclosure and not lose your home. You will receive a certificate valid for 2 years required to access Washington State homebuyer programs.

CONTACT Janet Torres-Garcia 206.671.8860.

A Call to Action: Support The Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act of 2024

We’re calling on you to support Legislative Bill S. 3565.

We ask you to urgently call upon Washington’s Congressional Delegation to act swiftly in renewing ongoing Federal funding for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This vital program is a lifeline for our most vulnerable families across rural, Tribal, suburban, and urban communities in Washington, enabling them to access affordable internet services and acquire essential devices. The ACP goes beyond mere connectivity; it’s about facilitating access to education, employment opportunities, job training, elder care, family connections, faith programs, healthcare, farming resources, and civic participation. Its impact on our communities cannot be overstated.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a benefit program that helps ensure households can afford reliable broadband services for work, school, healthcare and much more. The ACP was enacted by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in November of 2021 as an extension of the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which provided a monthly benefit to eligible households to receive access to broadband during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

We urge you to join us in spearheading the ongoing funding for the – Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act of 2024 and ask Washington’s Congressional Delegation to support Legislative Bill S.3565.

Contact Washington’s Congressional Delegation here.

Call Washington State Senators Patty Murray (202) 224-2621 and Maria Cantwell –

Representative Marilyn Strickland
1708 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Dan Newhouse
504 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Derek Kilmer
1226 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
2188 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
1431 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Rick Larsen
2163 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Kim Schrier
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Adam Smith
2264 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Representative Suzan DelBene
2330 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Senator Patty Murray
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Representative Pramila Jayapal
2346 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Senator Maria Cantwell
511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Let’s come together in our dedication to closing the digital gap and guaranteeing fair access to act now by reaching out to your elected officials and advocating for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

Gran Opening Sabor Delicioso

Our Business Opportunity Center proudly presents: The Grand Opening of Sabor Delicioso! 🌮✨
Join us for a flavor-packed celebration with a whopping 50% off on ALL food, for ONE DAY ONLY! 🌯🔥
📅 Date: February 10
🕙 Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
📍 Location: 34110 Pacific HWY S, Federal Way, WA 98003
Why? Because Señora Lulu founder of Sabor Delicioso Seattle believes in giving back to our incredible community! Enjoy the goodness of authentic, fresh food inspired by the vibrant flavors of Tijuana and Veracruz street food. 🇲🇽🍽️
Bring your friends, family, and your appetite for a day filled with deliciousness! 🎈 Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to savor the taste of Sabor Delicioso at an unbeatable price. See you there!
Nuestro Centro de Oportunidades Comerciales se enorgullece de presentar: ¡La Gran Apertura de Sabor Delicioso! 🌮✨
Únase a nosotros para una celebración llena de sabor con un increíble 50% de descuento en TODA la comida, ¡solo POR UN DÍA!
📅 Fecha: 10 de febrero
🕙 Hora: 10 AM – 6 PM
📍 Ubicación: 34110 Pacific HWY S, Federal Way, WA 98003\
¿Por qué? ¡Porque creemos en devolver a nuestra increíble comunidad! Disfrute de la autenticidad y frescura de nuestra comida, inspirada en los vibrantes sabores de la comida callejera de Tijuana y Veracruz. 🇲🇽🍽️
¡Invite a sus amigos, familiares y lleve su apetito para disfrutar de un día lleno de delicias! 🎈 No se pierda esta increíble oportunidad de saborear Sabor Delicioso a un precio inigualable. ¡Nos vemos allí!

A Call to Action: Defend Our Families – Time Sensitive!

We’re calling on you to defend immigrants and their families!

A Call to Action to Defend Our Families! A bipartisan group of senators is negotiating a deal to pass funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in exchange for extreme, permanent changes to U.S. immigration and asylum law. Now, the White House has signaled support for trading away refugee protections. This tradeoff would destroy lifesaving protections for people seeking safety and increase chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as expand fast-track deportations of immigrants in the U.S

These are unprecedented threats to refugees and our loved ones and communities.

Time is of the essence: the President hopes Congress will act on a deal before the holidays.

Call Washington State Senators: Patty Murray (202) 224-2621 and Maria Cantwell (202) 224 3441

What to say when you call: I strongly oppose any spending deal that:

  • Trades foreign aid to Ukraine for harmful immigration policies that hurt asylum seekers, children, mixed-status families, and the long-term undocumented.
  • Goes against our values and international obligations by closing our doors to refugees.
  • Results in mandatory detention or sends refugees back to danger and death in their home countries.
  • Creates a nationwide dragnet that deports the undocumented with deep social and economic roots in the U.S. and tears families apart.”

For more information, see links below!

  1. Congressional Republicans are demanding harsh immigration policies.
  2. Recent reports (see here and here) suggest President Biden may agree to a draconian deal with lawmakers.

Clases de Inglés Gratuitas

Classes virtuales gratisnivel 1 y nivel 22 DE ENE RO – 2 1 DE MAR ZO
6 :00 PM – 8 : 20 PM
Regístrese presencialmente en El Centro de la Raza
el martes 2 de enero 6:00 PM – 8:20 PM
Ubicación: 2524 16th Avenue S, Seattle WA 98144′

Durante El Registro
1.Aprenda más de la clase
2.Completar sus formas de registro
3.Completar un examen para determinar su nivel
Para más preguntas: contacta Tania Zarate (206) 973-4298
or email



Free Virtual classes
Level 1 & Level 2
6 :00 PM – 8 : 20 PM

To register you must come in person to El Centro de la Raza on
Tuesday, January 2nd from 6:00 PM – 8:20 PM
Location: 2524 16th Avenue S, Seattle WA 98144

During Registration:
1. Learn more about the class
2. Complete the registration forms
3. Pre-test about which level you are
For more information contact Tania Zarate (206) 973-4298
or email

Servicios Dentales Gratis


8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tratamiento para necesidades dentales URGENTES: *Extracciones *Rellenos *Radiografías *Exámenes dentales

Elegibilidad: Los adultos deben ser residentes del condado de King y no ser elegibles para Washington Apple Health o Medicaid debido a su condición de ciudadanía, además de cumplir con los límites de ingresos.


800-756-5437 –


8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Treatment for URGENT dental needs: *Extractions *Fillings *X-rays *Dental exams


Adults must be residents of King County and not be eligible for Washington Apple Health or Medicaid due to their citizenship status, in addition to meeting income limits.


800-756-5437 –

NewsLETTER: November 2023

Solidarity Statement for Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine 

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

As faith leaders, elected officials, community leaders, educators, and individual residents of Washington state, we are heartbroken and horrified by the escalated violence and bloodshed in Israel/Palestine. As people of all faith backgrounds and conscience, we deeply value life, and are appalled by the significant loss of human life. 

We condemn all targeting and killing of civilians, whether Israeli or Palestinian, of any or no faith background. Such indiscriminate violence harming innocent civilians is not only a violation of law, but also of basic morality and human decency. While this violence occurs in the context of daily injustices under a military occupation of Palestinians, we are outraged at the mass scale  of kidnappings and killings of Israeli civilians including children, women and the elderly on October 7, 2023, as well as the mass killings, bombings and displacement of human beings away from their homes and communities as collective punishment of the 2.3 million people in Gaza (nearly half of which are children) since then. We must prevent more devastation. 

Both the Talmud and the Quran recognize that killing one life is like killing all of humanity, and saving one life is like saving all of humanity (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Quran 5:32). Our hearts grieve for the loss of humanity right now, and we will strive – through the world’s brokenness – to find hope, and save all of humanity by saving even one life. 

Accordingly, we reject the efforts to add further fuel to the fire of violence and vengeance through reactionary rhetoric or revenge-seeking actions. Our hearts recognize the tragedy, trauma and terror experienced by all peoples in and connected to the region. We are committed to “holding the whole” and feeling the pain of those who are currently suffering, oppressed, grieving, heartbroken, and/or terrified. In the face of deepening polarization, we choose the side of peace and justice. We recognize the horror experienced by all right now, and we uplift the humanity of all peoples in the region. 

Further, we reject the efforts to conflate the actions of Hamas with the Palestinian people, just as we reject equating the actions of the Israeli military or government with the people living in Israel or Jews across the globe. 

We call on the United States to use its influence and position to facilitate de-escalation in the region. We call for an immediate ceasefire; the safe return of the hostages captured by Hamas; the safe return of those displaced from their homes; a stop to the acts of war by the Israeli military that violate international law; the restoration of basic necessities like food, water, electricity, and medical services to the Gazan people; and the opening of humanitarian aid corridors. We ask all of our elected officials in Washington state and beyond to amplify these calls and to take action to achieve them. 

In addition, we condemn antisemitism, islamophobia, xenophobia, and anti-Arab bigotry and violence that may result, as we have tragically seen with the brutal stabbing that killed 6-year-old Palestinian-American Wadea Al-Fayoume in Illinois. We call upon elected officials, corporate leaders, and school administrators in Washington state to be a voice for safety and calm, and to provide support to all those impacted during this devastating crisis, especially the children. 

Together, we envision a world of peace and justice in Israel/Palestine, an area that is sacred to people of all three Abrahamic faith traditions. A world that embraces and delivers safety and security, freedom and liberation to everyone who inhabits the land, which necessarily requires an end to the decades-long military occupation. We look forward to the day when our beloved Israeli and Palestinian children alike will be able to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness together. 

In the powerful words of James Baldwin, ‘the children are always ours, every single one of them, all over the globe; and I am beginning to suspect that whoever is incapable of recognizing this may be incapable of morality”. 

Add Your Name to this Statement Below!

Link for individuals here. Link for organizations here.

El Centro de la Raza’s 18th annual Día de los Muertos CELEBRATION

We hosted our Annual Día de los Muertos event Saturday, November 4th, at our Centilia Cultural Center. Many joined us for the Ofrenda Exhibit, delightful food, live music, entertaining performances, children’s activities, door prizes, and a Pop-Up Mercado.

Día de los Muertos is a moment for cherishing the lives of those who’ve passed. This year’s theme is: ‘Un Pueblo Sin Memoria es un Pueblo Sin Futuro’ / ‘The People without memory is a people without a future.’ We aim to pay tribute to Mother Earth and those who’ve passed due to homelessness, mental illnesses, gun violence, and other environmental factors.

We also want to honor the survivors of the 50th anniversary of the military coup d’état in Chile, which removed democratically elected President Salvador Allende. Many faced tragedy—murder, disappearance, or exile. Numerous exiled Chileans sought support at El Centro de la Raza and played a pivotal role in our early years.

Check back in for photo gallery updates.

Photographs by Aidan Sales.

Christmas Tree Sale

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

We are pleased to be able to safely offer high quality, locally sourced fresh Christmas trees for purchase. Proceeds benefit our vital programs and services, which support thousands of vulnerable individuals each year.

Items for sale include (subject to change):

  • Noble Fir
  • Norway Spruce
  • Fraser Fir
  • Grand Fir
  • Douglas Firs most likely will be available on the lot the first week of December
  • Wreaths: 20″; 30″
  • Garland
  • Tree Netting

There may be longer wait times on the weekends, and you may find there are shorter wait times on the weekdays.

Other things to note:

  • Tree wrapping services will be available, but our staff or volunteers will not be able to help customers secure trees to their vehicles.
  • You may also purchase a tree to donate to one of the families in our programs.