Improved Quality of Life for an Empowered Latino Community

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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.


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 2023:


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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

CARECEN Welcomes Migrant Buses from Texas and Arizona.

CARECEN Welcomes Migrant Buses from Texas and Arizona.

For the past four months, Washington D.C., has been receiving buses from Texas and Arizona with migrants and asylum-seekers. The vast majority of these people are originally from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Colombia. In a smaller but very important number to...

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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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Special Alert:

USCIS Agrees to Restore Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries

In late March, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agreed to restore a path to permanent residency for many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries blocked by then-acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli—an illegally appointed Trump official. Because of the agreement, TPS beneficiaries impacted by this policy will be able to reopen and dismiss their removal orders and apply to adjust their status to become permanent residents— eliminating the threat of deportation if their TPS protections are revoked in the future.

CARECEN intends to be a resource for navigating this new ruling and its effects.

Visit our information hub to read details of the settlement, find information for immigration law practitioners, and more.

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