Non-profit organization with independent 501(c)(3) status


CARECEN works to empower Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. We do so through our broad range of direct services, including immigration legal services, education and leadership programs, and our advocacy and organizing efforts.


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  • CONNECT ·2022 Grants Challenge

    The Real Dream: Inspiring Public Service through a DREAMer Delegation and Legal Fellowship

    Depleted by the pandemic, L.A.’s Latinx community would benefit from a restorative initiative, designed by the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), which will nurture hope and public service, while also addressing future workforce needs. The organization proposes 20 legal advocacy fellowships based at community colleges/CSU DREAM Centers and a human rights trip to Guatemala for DREAMers and junior immigration attorneys. The delegation will study migration’s root causes and (re)ignite passion for social justice for low-income immigrants.