Hurricane Relief Efforts Underway

•November 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Batteries, food and other donations being organized for distribution

Hurricane Sandy devastated many communities in the New York and New Jersey area, and some of the hardest hit are in our back yard here on Staten Island. Like many other Staten Islanders, El Centro and our members are working to help our neighbors in the relief effort. We ask that you join us in helping the long process of the recovery effort.

On Sunday and Monday November 4th and 5th, a group of Day Laborers from El Centro traveled to Midland Beach to distribute supplies and offer free labor to help families remove debris and clean their homes. More photos of our efforts can be seen here.
El Centro is also assisting victims with clothing, food, housing and orientation on how to apply for assistance.
Staff from the “Department of Protection” of the Consulate General of Mexico will be present indefinitely at El Centro starting November 6th.

According to victims in the area, the most needed items are:
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies (Clorox, Fantastic, Mr. Clean)
  • Scrub brushes
  • Work gloves
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • School supplies (notebooks, pens/pencils, markers, backpacks)
  • Gift cards to pathmark, shoprite, lowes, home depot
Items can be dropped off at 1546 Castleton Ave.
Volunteers are needed to sort donations, travel to affected areas and offer free labor.
For more information call 917 913 4488Relief Efforts


August OSHA Trainings

•August 1, 2012 • 2 Comments

Upcoming OSHA Trainings

OSHA 4-hour Intro Class: On Saturday, August 11th we will be hosting a 4-hour OSHA Introduction class in Spanish from 11am-3pm.

OSHA Asbestos & Lead Training: On Saturday, August 18th  we will be hosting an OSHA Asbestos & Lead Training in Spanish from 11am-3pm.

OSHA 10-hour class in Spanish: On  August 23rd & 24th we will be hosting a 10-hour OSHA training in Spanish.

Please call David 646 772 0096 to reserve a spot for any training.

Mexican Consulate coming in August

•July 30, 2012 • 1 Comment

The Mexican consulate will be coming to El Centro del Inmigrante from Thursday, August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th. For more information and to see the necessary requirements see the flyers below.

Mexican Consulate will be at El Centro from Aug 2 – Aug 5


Click on the thumbnails to see the requirements for First-Time identification or Renewal

DREAM Leadership Institute

•June 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

For more information see visit El Centro’s DREAM page.

Christian Science Monitor features El Centro

•December 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

El Centro del Inmigrante was featured in an article about the struggles of immigrants from Latin America who speak local dialects as their primary language. Centering around Juan Castillo, an important community figure who runs educational programs for indigenous speakers, the article points the the struggles that speakers of neither Spanish or English face.

“Nearly 20,000 Mexican nationals in the New York metropolitan area come from indigenous communities and consider a local dialect to be their first language, according to the Mexican Consulate in New York.”

You can read the article here:  Teaching Immigrants of Obscure Languages how to make it in New York. 

Flu Shots this Saturday

•December 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Free Flue Shots at El Centro, this Saturday from 8am-12pm.

El Centro del Inmigrante sends to Dr. Zafar for sponsoring this event!

June Calendar

•June 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

We have rearranged our monthly calendar due to feedback of our members. Now you will find two pages, one a dated calendar of general events and a detailed list of programs with their description. Clicking on the images will open the calendar in a new page which you can enlarge.