A home for Latino cultures, Centro serves the needs of our diverse community by promoting personal growth and empowerment.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 1972 a group of migrant farmworker families wished to make Washington County their permanent home. They founded Centro Cultural to be a place where the Hispanic and Latino community could gather for service, connection, and prosperity, creating a vibrant cohesive society that welcomed people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Fifty years later, we continue this work with the support of the greater community, mobilizing essential, culturally-specific services to help families access housing, free and nutritious food, STEM opportunities, career and business growth, wellness resources and more. In 2021, we served more than 13,000 people in Washington County and beyond.
“Centro ha cambiado mi vida y la de mi familia. No tengo palabras, ni como pagarles por todo le que hacen por cada familia.”
“Centro Cultural has changed my life and that of my family. I don’t have words or any way to repay them for everything they do for families.”
- - Mildred, a previous resident of Casa Amparo (House of Refuge), Centro's transitional housing program in Forest Grove
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Since Centro's founding, our foundation is equity and belonging. We center the experiences of those most impacted in our communities in everything we do, with a commitment to reducing barriers at every level of our work.
- Double your gift! Every dollar donated will be matched by Mike McMurray, President & CEO of the Hillsboro Hops, up to $50,000.
Donors who give $100+ will receive a special 50-year Centro swag bag