"For over 40 years, El Centro de la Raza has been building Beloved Community for all Races. Started by a circle of Latinos/Latinas who occupied an unused school building on Beacon Hill so that the population of Mexican Americans living in Seattle could have a home base, El Centro has become a literal beacon of beloved community for all races, in the whole region and beyond.
El Centro models a culture of beloved community as it serves people from preschoolers to seniors, by providing the assistance they need to thrive." The walls are decorated with colorful murals and paintings. Today they have over 40 programs serving a very diverse community from pre-school children to seniors.
Due south of the original building, they've recently broken ground for Plaza Roberto Maestas, three mixed housing and commercial buildings clustered around a central plaza, named in honor of Founder, Roberto Maestas.
El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144