A home for Latino cultures, Centro serves the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment.
Bottom Line for Portland
Centro's priority is to move families from stability to prosperity. To equitably rebuild our economy, Centro supports Latinx, Black, Indigenous, as well as other marginalized families in the workforce and small business economy by helping families get and keep their jobs, and supporting small businesses with the legal, technical, and financial resources they need to reopen and navigate the pandemic. Centro provides local, fresh, nutritious food to 12,000+ people at the Free Food Mercado, supports 85+ families by providing transitional housing and programming, and works with public health partners to close vaccination gaps, getting vaccines to 300+ Latinx families.
“I’ve supported Centro’s work for a long time. They don’t hesitate to change their systems and meet the needs of the Latinx community. Centro was ready soon after the pandemic hit to respond with emergency relief dollars for our most vulnerable families in the County. I believe in what they’ve built: an institution of trust and resiliency for all who seek refuge.” - Pam Treece, Washington County Commissioner
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Centro actively champions justice in Oregon. As a hub for community advocacy, the Centro community builds systems and leads changes in our county and state that meet the social, economic, environmental, and health needs of communities of color.
- A Free Wine Tasting at Alumbra Cellars for donors who give $100+
- One Columbia Sportswear employee pass for donors who give $50+
- $1,000 in donations matched by Alumbra Cellars,
- Limited Raffle: 2-Night Jennings Hotel Eastern Oregon Stay, for donations made at any level during the before November 31st.
- Double your gift to Centro as an employee of: Intel, Genentech, US Bank, Shrodinger, and Nike.
Alumbra Cellars is Oregon’s first and only Latina-owned vineyard; we partner together to create systemic changes and mobilize to respond to the needs of the community.