Carrboro-Chapel Hill Programs

SUPPORT SERVICES

Direct Support Services:

Assistance in English and Spanish from simple translations and interpretations to case management and information explaining how to access healthcare, jobs and many other services offered in the community

Legal Services:

Free legal clinic with pre-scheduled appointments. Visitors may speak with one of the many lawyers who volunteer their services at ECH.

Employment Services:

Curriculum Vitae preparations, online/ paper application assistance, job referral services, job bank, as well as periodical hiring fairs for the community in general.

Volunteers:

ECH coordinates volunteers for all programs offered at ECH.

Community Service:

ECH also works in coordination with the court to supervise Latino individuals in serving community service hours.

HEALTH

Health Promotion:

Amigas en Salud (Zumba): ECH offers free Zumba classes and provides tips for a healthy lifestyle to women. Classes are held at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill

EDUCATION

Adult Education:

English Classes (ESL): English classes for men and women in collaboration with the Orange County Literacy Center.

U.S Citizenship Classes: Help to prepare students to take the citizenship test.

Child Education:

Child Enrichment: In the preschool classroom, we prepare children for entry into school through educational techniques that let them see what is a routine, reading circle and values, and other activities.

Tutoring: ECH has an after school “help with homework” program for children in grades K-12. We also include 30 minutes of Reading and 30 minutes of Mathematics to reinforce these subjects and increase their level in school.

Family Integral Development:

Circle of Parents: Regular support groups in Spanish for parents. Topics covered include roles of family members, communication in the family, and domestic violence prevention.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

Leadership Development:

Community Leaders and Outreach: Through leadership training, ECH organizers work to develop the capacity of community leaders to work within their neighborhoods, assume greater leadership roles within El Centro Hispano, and learn how to more effectively impact decision makers.

Community Action:

Civic Engagement: ECH educates and registers potential voters, and encourages the Latino population to participate in the decennial Census and Redistricting process.

Center for Employment & Leadership - 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 Center a call today!