Centro Latino 

(Catawba County Hispanic Ministry)

2259 12th Ave NE, Hickory, NC  28601 

(St Stephens ELCA)

Mailing Address: PO Box 104, Hickory, NC 28603

Main Phone: (828) 330-0477 

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Our Services and Programs

 

Client Services

Our Director of Client Services is the “face” of Centro Latino. She is available for telephone  calls, walk ins and appointments for almost any question or problem a client may have.  Each case us handled individually, to the best of our ability and with utmost confidentiality. 

Our bilingual Client Services director provides a number of services including:

Translation

Interpretation

Notary Public

Assistance with Affordable Healthcare

Referrals as needed to: Physicians, Dentists, Lawyers, Social Service and Government Agencies, 

Police, Immigration

 

Contact our Client Services Director

at (828) 330-0477

clientservices@centrolatinohickory.com

 

 

Tutoring / Opening Doors

Almost since our inception, Centro Latino has been offering a tutoring program. Opening Doors (also known as Abriendo  Puertas)  functions from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., from Monday to Thursday.

 

This program provides homework assistance and literacy instruction for at-risk students in grades Kindergarten through 5. Parents and teachers alike have praised its effectiveness. Many of these children and almost all of their parents have difficulties with English. Without a command of the language, parents can not help their children with homework, and children are frustrated trying to succeed on their own.

 

The program has experienced community tutors and students from Lenoir-Rhyne University who work one-on-one with students. The program trains families to understand the education process and exposes children to cultural, scientific and artistic experiences.

Charge per student:  $ 25 per month  and space is limited.

 

For more information, send an email to: apdirector@centrolatinohickory.com

Or call (828) 381-4252.

 

Immigration

The organization has an accredited representative with the Department of Justice Office of Legal Access Programs
to assist in all types of immigration needs including Fiancee Petition, Freedom of Information Act, Alien card, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Violence Against Women Act Petitions, application for employment authorization, naturalization, application of citizenship certificate, fingerprints, passports and others. Our representative can handle any one of multiple immigration needs at a much reduced cost than is usually incurred with the use of an attorney. When necessary however, Centro Latino has established alliances with local immigration attorneys who can help with any legal needs, that are beyond the scope of our representative. 

For more information or to make an appointment call the direct immigration line at  (984) 212-3288  or email to immigration@centrolatinohickory.com

 

English as a Second Language

English as a second language (ESL) has always been very much in demand. New Hispanic arrivals have many barriers to overcome.  Becoming more comfortable with the English language is almost always at the top of their wish list.

 

ESL gives new immigrees confidence to succeed, improves their grammar and allows them to learn in a comfortable and friendly environment with other newcomers  who are in a  similar situation.

If you are interested in ESL classes, please call the Centro Latino office for more information at (828) 330-0477

 

Other

A variety of other programs are intermittently available at Centro Latino. These classes depend the availability of our staff as well as the interest of our clients. If you are interested in any of these programs please call the office at (828) 330-0477 for more information and when they might be next held.  

  • Spanish for Business - has been taught by our client services director 

  • Diversity Training - can be presented by one of our board members to businesses, explaining the cultural differences of the native Hispanics

  • Knitting classes - taught by one of our board members once a month for knitters at any level

  • Parenting classes - given in Spanish to answer questions and give guidance about parenting

  • Know your rights - given in Spanish to discuss with parents their legal and educational rights in a variety of circumstances with regard to themselves and their family

 

Events

Consulate General of Mexico from Raleigh will be available at numerous locations: 

For an appointment: Call  1-877-639-4835

Or on the web:  https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/pages/public/login/login.isf

Shalotte, NC-Brunswick County- 10/30 thru 11/3

Franklin, NC-Macon County-11/6 thru 11/9

Robbins, NC-Moore County-11/20 thru 11/21

Charlotte, NC-Mecklenburg County- 12/4 thru 12/20

 

 

 

We are set up and ready to begin having fun with Zumba!

Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  St. Stephens Lutheran Church ELCA

Free 

 

Jobs

Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCCADV)  Job Description

 

Job Title:Latinx Community Response Coordinator

Reports To:Executive Director

Employment Status:20-25 Hours Per Week. Hourly.

Purpose/Objective:Coordinate agency’s response to Latinx community to bring greater awareness of DV within the Latinx community, to engage the Latinx community to enhance awareness of DV and agency services, and to create partnerships with both Latinx and greater community partners to better serve the Latinx community and DV victims.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with professional allies in the community to increase the coordination and effectiveness of services to Latinx DV survivors. 

  • Work with various disciplines, including law enforcement, court personnel, and other relevant social service agencies to engage community efforts to address DV among Latinx victims.

  • Lead agency efforts to form/strengthen an interagency task force or working group to meet the needs of Latinx DV survivors. 

  • Lead agency efforts to create and/or update local Latinx Access Plan, Community Assessment, and Collaboration Plan.

  • Provide limited direct services to DV victims. Work with LCCADV Hispanic Outreach Coordinator to ensure all Latinx DV victims are provided with necessary services. Limited transportation provision for clients may be necessary in conjunction with service provision.

  • Network with leaders the Latinx community to gather community input into agency services and community needs. Develop and manage opportunities to provide education on domestic violence prevention and services to targeted recipients. 

  • Collect agency data regarding services provided to Latinx victims and assist ED in reporting data to grantors or other oversight agencies.

  • Attend all necessary trainings regarding domestic violence, culturally appropriate services for the Latinx community, and other related topics.

  • Adapt, develop, and translate educational materials about the dynamics of domestic violence and available resources for individuals seeking to end a violent relationship. 

  • Recruit, orient, train, supervise, and recognize Spanish-speaking volunteers to assist with outreach and education.

  • Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as assigned

  • Other projects and activities as assigned by Executive Director in conjunction with project and organizational needs.

 

Education and Experience

 

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study required. Master’s degree desired. Minimum of 2 years of applicable experience required. Fluency in English and Spanish required.

 

 

CVCC Job Posting

 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cvcc/jobs/2393480/director-of-business-development-and-special-events?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs