From Centro Hispano of Dane County:
Madison, WI: Centro Hispano of Dane County (Centro) has received a $1 million grant from CUNA Mutual Group’s Foundation, for campaign CENTRO. The campaign aims to raise $15 million to build a new home for the Latinx community on Madison’s southside and seed expansion of the organization’s workforce and educational programs.
Centro hopes to complete the campaign by the end of this year. The investment from the Foundation is the largest ever received by Centro from a corporation. The organization has raised over $11 million so far to its goal.
“This investment is meaningful to us on several levels. It shows the trust CUNA Mutual’s Foundation has put in Centro. It’s a testament to our long history and to their unwavering commitment to supporting the Latinx community. We are deeply grateful,” says Karen Menendez Coller, Centro’s Executive Director.
Next year Centro will celebrate 40 years of supporting the Latinx community in Dane County. The organization offers free bilingual youth programs, workforce development, family wrap-around support, and community engagement strategies. Centro sees 6,000+ individuals, fields 10,000+ calls, and offers more than 20,000 hours of programming a year.