Centro Hispano of Dane County (Centro) has received a $4.8 million grant from the State of Wisconsin as part of the Neighborhood Investment Grant Program, the organization announced in a press release Monday.
The grant will be invested in building a new facility for the organization that will make it possible for Centro to continue the development of its workforce and youth programs. The announcement was made by Governor Tony Evers at Madison College – Goodman South Campus on Thursday and comes as part of $21 million given by the State to the City of Madison to invest in local projects, including several on Madison’s South Side.
Cento Hispano will celebrate its 40 years in 2023 and is the leading organization serving the Latinx community in Dane County. Core program areas include youth programs, workforce development, family wrap-around support, and community engagement. The organization sees upward of 6,000 individuals each year, receives an average of 2,000 calls a month, and offers more than 10,000 hours of programming annually, according to the release.
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