Blog

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.

Historias y noticias sobre nuestra comunidad para proporcionar conocimientos, así como para celebrar la trayectoria y los logros de nuestra organización y de aquellos a los que apoyamos.

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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Improved Quality of Life
for an Empowered Latino Community

Since 2019:

238

Citizenship Students

311

Naturalized Citizens

2209

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