Overview of Programs
El Centro Comunal Latino works to assist the Latino population in their integration and active participation in the local community, and to support local service providers in their efforts to serve this population. Through direct service, advocacy, education and research, CCL works to identify the needs of their Latino clients supporting them in their efforts in becoming self-sustaining and independent. By investing in families, adults and children, CCL helps to build a stronger community.
Translation and Interpretation
CCL provides document translations and interpretation services by professionally trained individuals to businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools and government entities.
Information & Referral Program
In addition to providing community members with free information about our own services, we also make referrals to other agencies and resources in the community. We specialize in orienting new Latino immigrants to their rights and responsibilities in this nation and state. These services are offered by phone or in person.
In collaboration with groups such as Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Bloomington Hospital Positive Link and Volunteers in Medicine, we link Latinos educational resources and services to address community health concerns. We have available a pool of trained medical interpreters.
El Centro Comunal Latino provides one-on-one tutoring to the members of the community. We have tutors capable and willing to help with all subject matter. Tutor assistance is open to all ages, so please contact us and we can set you up with a tutor today! Call 812-355-7513.
Free Community Tax Service
Through the VITA program, CCL provides to low- to moderate-income taxpayers an opportunity to receive free tax information and assistance in electronic filing of their federal and Indiana tax returns. The VITA program is free and does not charge a fee.
Monroe County Public Library
303 East Kirkwood Ave.
Legal Referral Project
El Centro Comunal Latino, IU School of Law and various legal entities
in Bloomington have come together to offer a Legal Services Program
El Centro Comunal Latino co-sponsors cultural events that reflect the rich heritage of the community and promote understanding of that heritage in the broader community.
Cultural Competency Training
CCL’s cultural training program is a proactive approach to building bridges between the Hispanic and broader community. These presentations to businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits are intended to create awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultural differences. Once these organizations understand the cultural background and perspectives, they are better able to serve their Hispanic clients and customers.
Infórmate, is a series of presentations offered to Spanish speakers to give essential information on a variety of life skills topics such as worker’s rights, predatory lending, healthcare, affordable housing, navigating the justice system, etc.
CCL Youth Mentoring Program
Program geared are sponsored by CCL to broaden the range of educational opportunities for Latino youth and promote academic and lifelong success.
"Planeanado Mi Futuro Series"
- Support Copa Desafio Latino, 5:30-9:00 pm,2115 South Yost Ave., Bloomington, IN
- Sessions in the Monroe County Public Library, 303 East Kirkwood, Room 1-A, 5:30pm-6:30pm Monday, February 20
- Public Speaking: ILLC Workshop Revision/Practice Monday, March 5
- 411 on SATs & Essay Writing Monday, March 26
- Resume Writing & Summer Planning Monday, April 9
- Special Event: "Acknowledgements"
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