42nd Anniversary Celebration

Educate, Unite and Empower:

42 Years of Surviving, Thriving, and Inspiring

Planet Word Museum

925 13th St NW, Washington, DC. 20005

10/26/23  6-9pm

Celebrating 40 Years

A Memorable Night Celebrating 42 Years of Resilience and Empowerment!

Event attendees took part in an evening of gratitude and anticipation featuring enchanting live music, award presentations, delectable appetizers, and an open bar.

Many provided donations to help CARECEN reach important milestones in 2024.

We enjoyed celebrating 42 years of accomplishments and look forward to an inspiring future!

Program Highlights

Photos and Video:

Year in Review

What Does CARECEN Mean to You?

Mistress of Ceremonies:

Andrea Sarralde

Andrea Sarralde

20 times Emmy® Award Winning journalist with over 20 years of experience as producer and host of various TV and radio shows in the metropolitan area. Sarralde is the community engagement reporter for Montgomery Community Media, where she created the “Hola Montgomery” Spanish platform.



Lilo Gonzalez

Lilo Gonzalez

Lilo Gonzalez is a singer and songwriter who has touched the lives of many people with his fun yet thoughtful music, sending a message to adults and children of all cultures that we can and should unite to build a better world for all.



The Community Empowerment Award
The award is given to a company that has made significant contributions and assisted CARECEN in achieving its mission of promoting the comprehensive development of the Latino community in the region.

A top, trans-national law firm, WilmerHale’s commitment and continued support of CARECEN has helped us to defend immigrant rights. Particularly, their contributions have been instrumental in enabling us to provide excellent legal services, especially TPS registration.


Immigrant Food

Saúl Solórzano Justice Award
The award recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding organization that has demonstrated distinguished work, and tireless efforts to promote the rights and dignity for immigrants. Their efforts as a community leader embody the ideals that Saul Solórzano demonstrated throughout his life and work.

D.C.’s first cause-casual restaurant is being recognized for its leadership in the fight against xenophobia and for ensuring their contributions are center-stage in the culinary arts. With their cooking, Immigrant Food honors the immigrants of the past and actively supports today’s newcomers.


We Don’t Do It Alone—
Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

Immigrant Food