Economic Development

Casa for Employment & Leadership (CEL – Workers Center)
CEL – 919-945-0136

As part of the Day Laborer’s Task Force, ECH has taken the lead in the creation and administration of a worker’s center, improving the relationship of the workers, employers, and the community in general, while at the same time the workers can advance their formal and technical education. If you or someone you know is looking for part-time or contract workers, give the Casa a call today!

Financial Literacy & Asset Building

El Centro Hispano is collaborating with UnidosUS and The Financial Clinic Group to provide financial coaching to Hispanic/Latino families in our service area.
This initiative focuses on 1) expanding the capacity of Hispanic/Latino community members to make sound, educated financial decisions that build long-term assets and financial security; 2) building strategic partnerships with organizations, both local and national, to improve economic opportunities for Latinos in our service area; and 3) to strengthen the capacity of the organization to mobilize and sustain community development activities.
The initiative focuses on building the capacity of individuals in six key areas for financial security:

  • Goal Setting
  • Assets
  • Banking
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Taxes

Through one-on-one counseling, workshops, and referrals to a national network of financial coaches, staff work with individuals to assess their financial standing, set goals, and monitor progress toward achieving their goals. Working with government agencies, area financial institutions, and business owners, El Centro seeks to provide additional resources and support to individuals and families working to improve their financial capacity while mobilizing others to invest in our community.