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Stories and news from within and about our community to provide knowledge as well as celebrate the journey and accomplishments of our organization and those we support.

¡SI SE PUEDE…COCINAR!

¡SI SE PUEDE…COCINAR!

JOIN UF FOR A VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS! April 1st, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm In honor of Cesar Chávez’s legacy and birthday (March 31, 1927), CARECEN is hosting a virtual cooking class and you are invited!! We have partnered with Immigrant Food and Chef Mile Montezuma to...

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Job Announcement: Senior Staff Attorney

Job Announcement: Senior Staff Attorney

Since 1981, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has fostered the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct legal services, housing counseling, citizenship education, and community economic...

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Join Us in the Fight Against COVID-19

Join Us in the Fight Against COVID-19

CARECEN partners with Howard University and Novavax for COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Clinical Trial   CARECEN is a member Community Advisory Board of Howard University Phase 3COVID-19 clinical trial site to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new coronavirus...

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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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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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Yolanda and Juan Fight Foreclosure

Yolanda and Juan Fight Foreclosure

Yolanda and Juan purchased their first home in April 2007 in Ward 4 of Washington, D.C. By September of 2009 their monthly mortgage payments had become overwhelming. Facing a reduction in their income and bearing excessive credit card debt, they came to CARECEN for...

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Statement on Racial Justice

Statement on Racial Justice

As a Central American led institution working for social change, CARECEN recognizes that systemic racism has enabled the legacies of colonialism and unchecked capitalism that create inequality and further racial injustice.The same disparities, racism and police...

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Covid-19 Information and Policies

Covid-19 Information and Policies

The offices of CARECEN are closed to the public until further notice, but CARECEN continues to be committed to serving the community during the closure. Our personnel are equipped to continue serving clients remotely. Please call our main number 202-328-9799 and...

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