WASHINGTON, DC – DEC 5: Tomas Villalta sits in the classroom where he took citizenship classes at CARACEN in Columbia Heights, December 5, 2014. Villalta participated in the last big amnesty in 1986 but 26 years after getting that residency card, Villalta, 65, is still standing on the lowest rungs of the region’s economic ladder. After a career of menial jobs, even unskilled work dried up after the Georgetown restaurant where he’d washed dishes for 16 years closed in August. Villalta, who became a U.S. citizen a year ago, found himself in Home Depot parking lot, hustling for work with undocumented day laborers. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

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Your tax-deductible gift will help thousands of Latino families in the D.C. metropolitan area to access vital legal services, housing counseling, citizenship education, civic participation, as well as tax information and resources for victims of violent crimes.

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Donate by mail:
Download Donation Form (PDF) and mail the completed form along with a check or money order (made out to CARECEN) to:
CARECEN, Attn. Sarah Hall
1460 Columbia Road, NW Suite C-1, Washington, DC 20009.
For questions, please call 202-328-9799, extension 213.

Donate through United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign:
CARECEN’s four-digit United Way NCA donor designation number is 8517. Our CFC catalog number is 67390.

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