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About Us

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For more than 15 years, Centro Hispano de Frederick has been supporting the Frederick immigrant population to help them succeed in our community. From conducting English and citizenship classes to sponsoring summer school and events for seniors, Centro has played a crucial role in helping our neighbors from other countries prosper.

Centro Hispano is comprised of individual community members and trained/screened volunteers who give of their time and talent so that friends and neighbors who are limited in their English language proficiency (LEP) can come to learn the skills necessary to thrive and succeed. Our goal is to offer the necessary tools and resources to enable our LEP residents to break through the barriers due to language and cultural differences and become full participants in the community in which they live, work, and raise their children. We welcome all, regardless of race, color, gender, nationality, religion, political views, or disability, to become involved in our programs, in order to promote and empower those who seek to forge ahead and become contributing members of our society.

Programs include:

 

  • English classes to help clients become successful members of the Frederick community

  • Citizenship classes to prepare clients to become naturalized U.S. citizens

  • Golden Years program providing enrichment activities for seniors, including yoga, guest speakers on health topics and field trips

  • Exito Summer Youth Academy providing education in science, technology, engineering, math, art, reading, and social development to Frederick County public school students in grades 6-12

  • Ancillary services in Spanish, including legal counselling, accounting/tax advice, translation, and more

Our Mission and Vision

Mission: To inform, refer and educate limited English proficiency (LEP) residents of Frederick County in order to promote full participation in community and the successful pursuit of opportunity.                       

Vision: We envision an informed and vibrant community in which people of all backgrounds and all ages succeed and thrive.