Recent News

Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission Town Hall Meeting Held at Centro Hispano

March 31,2022

The Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission (IAC) held its first town hall at Centro Hispano. Approximately 30 members of the public appeared in person and others submitted comments by phone and Facebook. Many of the commission members attended in person at Centro Hispano. The mission of the IAC is to "serve in an advisory capacity to County government as a means to advocate for immigrant voices to be heard and understood while acknowledging issues of importance to all immigrants and co-creating solutions to facilitate civic engagement and equitable access to all County services.”


Centro Hispano Partners with FCPS to Provide Prom Dresses for High Schoolers

March 20,2022

In collaboration with Frederick County Public Schools, Centro Hispano is collecting dresses suitable for proms. We are creating a "closet" for  young ladies who are, or will be, in need of formalwear but whose families may not be in the financial position to purchase a pretty, formal dress for them.


Registration Opens for an Expanded Éxito 2022 Program

March 16,2022

Our incredibly successful Éxito ("Success") summer-school program has expanded to three sessions and registration for summer 2022 is now open.

Our Éxito Success summer program includes science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEM/STEAM), English Language and Spanish Language components as well as life-skill enrichment. Our sessions also always include guest speakers who join us to talk about different academic paths and career opportunities.


Date for Second Annual Hispanic Festival of Frederick is Announced

January 16, 2022

Centro Hispano has announced that its second annual Hispanic Festival of Frederick will take place on Saturday October 1, 2022. This date coincides with both National Hispanic Month and Frederick's First Saturday celebration.


The festival, put on by Centro Hispano annually, features Hispanic culture, music, art and food. People or organizations interested in volunteering or sponsoring this year's festival can contact Centro Hispano via our contact page


Centro Hispano Executive Director Named to Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission

January 16, 2022

Centro Hispano Executive Director Maria Shuck was named to the newly-formed Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission. The work of the commission will be critical to ensuring civic engagement and equal opportunity for immigrants in Frederick County.


The role of the Commission will be to identify needs of the immigrant community and communicate them to the County Council. The Commission's first town hall will likely take place in March, 2022.