El Centro de la Raza - July eNews
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July 22, 2015

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Our annual Building the Beloved Community Gala is coming up on September 26th at The Westin Seattle. Please remember to register if you have not already done so. Early bird tickets are $120 each, so purchase yours now before the price increases! The gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year and provides the necessary support for us to continue to serve over 13,000 youth, families, and seniors. If you are unable to attend the gala, please consider donating an item or package to our silent auction. Your support means putting food in the food bank, helping a family make rent, and empowering students to graduate high school and attend college.

Take a look at some of the amazing items that you can bid on from the live and silent auctions this year!

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If you would like to get involved in some other way, please view the following opportunities: Become a Sponsor, Become a Table Ambassador, Purchase an Ad in the Catalog, Donate an Aution Item, or Volunteer. For more information, contact our Events Coordinator at (206) 957-4649 or events@elcentrodelaraza.org. If you can't make it to the event, you can still donate.

Estela Ortega
Executive Director

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El Centro de la Raza News/Noticias

José Martí Child Development Center Graduation!

1 JMCDCOn June 25th José Martí CDC staff, teachers, and families gathered to celebrate and honor the 67 students from the Viento, Arcoiris, Cristal and De Colores classrooms who are graduating to kindergarten this year! The children worked hard all ye ...read more.


Plaza Roberto Maestas Event

1 Plaza Roberto Maestas 2Please join us as we honor the generosity of the Employees Community Fund of Boeing, celebrate Roberto Maestas' Birthday, and launch our final push to complete the Plaza Roberto Maestas Capital Campaig ...read more.


Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award

1 Award 2Estela Ortega was honored by Seattle CityClub as this year’s Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award winner and was celebrated at their Annual Benefit on June 26th. This award is given annually to an individual from th ...read more.

Regístrese Ahora / Register Now

El Centro de la Raza Now Hiring

1 El CentroWe are now hiring for multiple positions at El Centro de la Raza. The current job openings include: Volunteer Coordinator, Van Driver, Controller, Veterans Outreach Specialist, ESL Program Coordinator, Early Childhood ...read more.


Sign Up for Cooking Classes Today!

1 Cooking ClassEl Centro de la Raza has expanded its popular Tamale Making Classes to include a wider variety of cooking classes! Learn how to cook our favorite dishes, share in our culture, and meet new people at the same time. Class fees var ...read more.


Kids and Teens Eat Free All Summer at El Centro de la Raza!

1 Free MealEl Centro de la Raza is a site for the City of Seattle's Summer Food Service Program again this year! The program provides no-cost breakfast, lunch, and snacks to children and teens ages 1-18 and is open now ...read more.


Sign-up for the Free Legal Clinic

1 Legal ClinicOn site attorneys will be at El Centro de la Raza to provide free general consultations on auto accidents, personal injury, medical negligence, birth injuries, worker's rights/wage claims, family law, immigration, criminal law, pov ...read more.


ECDLR's Smoking Cessation Program

Smoking CessationIn King County, 10% of Latino adults are smokers and 10% of Latino high school students have smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days (Public health data watch 2012). El Centro De La Raza’s Smoking Cessation Program supports Sea ...read more.


ORCA Lift Reduced Fare Program

1 Orca LiftOur Frances Martinez Community Service Center has a new transit fare program! The new reduced fare for riders on the Link Light Rail and King County Metro busses will be $1.50 per ride. The new fares went into effect on March 1, 2015 an ...read more.

Our Community-Nuestra Comunidad

Please Join Communities of Color advocating for Climate Justice

1 Climate JusticeExperiencing increasingly polluted neighborhoods, higher asthma rates, and lack of access to clean energy, communities of color and lower income communities are most affected by climate change. Formed in 2014, Communities of Co ...read more.


SDOT Rainier Valley Road Projects - Public Open House Meeting

1 SDOTJuly 30th at the Rainier Community Center (4600 38th Ave S) from 6 to 9:30 PM. Click here for more information. 7:00 - Open house – talk with SDOT representatives about 3 Projects: The Rainier Valley Greenway, Acces ...read more.


White River Amphitheatre
2015 Community Event Series

1 MoviesWhite River Amphitheatre is holding Family Friday Nights at the drive in movies as part of their 2015 Community Event Series. Watch the movie from your car, or bring a blanket or chairs and sit out under the starts! Sound will be bro ...read more.


From Hiroshima to Hope Annual Lantern-Floating 

1 LanternsThere will be an annual lantern-floating ceremony honoring victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of violence on August 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm on the Northwest shore of Green Lake in Seattle. The ev ...read more.


Best of the Blues & Forro ft. EN CANTO

1 En CantoRafael Tranquilino is an award winning guitarist melding his Mexican roots with American roots. Coming from Mexico by himself and making his way here in the music industry, he was awarded as the #1 Blues Band for Washingto ...read more.


Save 60% on Your Electric Bill - Utility Discount Program

1 Utility DiscountHaving trouble paying your electric bills? You may qualify for Seattle City Light's Utility Discount Program, which offers free home energy visits to help you maximize your discount, as well as assistance with other utilities such as water, sewage, and ...read more.

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In This Issue:

2015 Building the Beloved Community Gala

JMCDC Graduation

Plaza Construction Update

Plaza Roberto Maestas Event


2015 Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award

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Events Calendar:

July 25: Pozole Class
July 30: Plaza Maestas Event
Oct 10: Tamale Class
Oct 24: Veg. Tamale Class

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Board of Directors:

Ramon Soliz, President
Roxana Amaral, Vice President
 Pablo Mendoza, Treasurer
Victoria Kill, Secretary
Madrienne Salgado, Parliamentarian
Francisco Calderon
Juan Cotto
Norma Cuevas
Emma Catague
Ricardo Garcia
Martha Jimenez
Alexandra Narvaez
Bianka Sanchez
Urbano Santos

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Programs and Services:

Bebes! Infant Mortality Prevention
Business Opportunity Center
Café con El Centro de la Raza
César Chávez Demonstration Garden
College Readiness
Comadre Monthly Workshops
COMCAST Digital Connectors
Community Meeting Space
Community Organizing
Community Service
Crisis Advocacy
Cultural / Political / Social Events
DSHS People Point Washington Connections
Economic Development
ECR Transitional Housing
El Patio Apartments
Employment Assistance
ESL Classes / Spanish Classes
Families & Education Levy Case Management
Financial Empowerment
Food Bank
Foreclosure Counseling
Growing & Learning Together
Health Coverage Enrollment
Healthy Cooking Classes/Nuestras Comidas
Historical & Educational Presentations
Homeless Assistance
Hope for Youth Poetry & Civil Rights History Classes
HUD Housing Counseling
Immigrant / Human / Civil Rights Social
Justice Advocacy

Low-Income Transit Fare Enrollment
José Martí Child Development Center
Latino Hot Meal Program
Legal Clinic Site
Local, State, National & International
Coalition Building

Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores
After School Program

Parent-Child Home Program
Plaza Roberto Maestas
Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park
Seattle Youth Violence Prevention & Case Management
Senior Nutrition & Wellness
Senior Home Delivered Meals
Smoking Cessation
Summer Learning

Tax Prep Site
Veteran’s Services
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Case Management & Cultural
Youth Employment
Youth Technology Training

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Bartells Ad

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