Improved Quality of Life for an Empowered Latino Community

Celebrating 40 Years
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Transforming Lives

Immigrants seeking to integrate into the United States often face social, economic, and political barriers that make it difficult to transition.

Our programs increase skills, knowledge, and civic engagement— helping foster security, stability, and a better sense of belonging while strengthening the community overall.

Since 2019:


Citizenship Students


Naturalized Citizens


Legal Cases

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Overcome Barriers

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Help immigrant families become more secure, stable, and engaged in the community.

Join our efforts— consider available job, internship, volunteer, and pro bono opportunities.

Our Mission

For over 40 years, we have worked to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington DC area.




Human Rights

Impact Stories

Ready, Click, Advance

Ready, Click, Advance

A large group of participants, the majority of which were women, attended four sessions of our workshop: Ready, Click, Advance. These sessions were designed to provide guidance on how to use one's phone to manage personal finances online. None of the participants had...

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Victory in Advocacy

Victory in Advocacy

We would like to congratulate the tenants at 5000-5040 New Hampshire Ave for acting together to preserve their home! CARECEN’s Housing Program helped tenants of 5000-5040 New Hampshire exercise their Tenant’s Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) rights. These buildings...

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Jose Becomes a Citizen at 74

Jose Becomes a Citizen at 74

Jose came to the United States in 1991. He worked several jobs to support his family back in his native El Salvador and postponed applying for citizenship until his retirement.  At the age of 74, Jose enrolled in the citizenship course offered at CARECEN. Because...

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Covid-19 Update

The CARECEN offices are presently closed.
Learn how to access us during the pandemic crisis.

For more updates on vaccine availability in the District, please read the post.

Our Podcast

Radio CARECEN DC seeks to amplify the voices of our community by sharing the latest news on migratory issues and related stories while promoting culture and local talent.


We Don’t Do It Alone

Our organization and mission thrives through the support and partnership of many great organizations and individuals.

Alianza Americas
Unidos US
United Way NCA
Catalogue for Philanthropy