News & Events

1 11, 2017

Hurricane Relieve Effort

November 1st, 2017|

25 10, 2017

Relief Efforts

October 25th, 2017|

Worcester City Council looking to help house hurricane victims

Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. (AP File Photo)

WORCESTER – The City Council has asked the city administration to identify affordable housing that might exist for people resettling here from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

District 4 Councilor […]

6 10, 2017

Memo on Relief Efforts

October 6th, 2017|

Dear Friends of Puerto Rico & Other Latin-American Countries affected by recent natural disasters:

Many people are asking us, what is CENTRO doing? Meanwhile, numerous organizations and individuals are desperately trying to figure out how they can help. Unfortunately, that sense of desperation and desire to help will in many cases be more harmful to the […]

21 02, 2017

Our site is now multilingual!

February 21st, 2017|

Our website is now publicly available in both Spanish and Portuguese. Go to the top-right corner of the page and use the drop-down menu to pick your language of choice!

16 08, 2016

2016 Latin American Festival

August 16th, 2016|

Saturday, August 20, 2016
From 12 noon to 9:00 pm
On the Common at City Hall, Worcester, MA

2 06, 2016

CENTRO, Inc Auditions 2016 Latin American Festival

June 2nd, 2016|

CENTRO, Inc formally known as “Centro Las Americas” will be holding community auditions to secure entertainers in the following groups: Singers, Dance, Musical, Acrobats. The 26th Annual Latin American Festival will take place on Saturday August 20, 2016 from 12PM-9PM on Worcester City Hall Common.

18 03, 2016

Cultural center planned at former PIP shelter

March 18th, 2016|

WORCESTER — CENTRO has signed a purchase-and sale agreement with the South Middlesex Opportunity Council to buy the former People In Peril shelter at 701 Main St. Juan A. Gomez, CENTRO’s president and chief executive officer, told the Historical Commission Thursday night the long-range plan is to turn the old PIP shelter, which foryears had beena lightning rod for controversy and a magnet for crime in the Main South area, into a cultural and performing arts center.

16 02, 2016

Bonner, A Self-described Listener, Hearing a lot from Elders

February 16th, 2016|

SOUTHBRIDGE, MASS., FEB. 16, 2016.....Alice Bonner emphasizes: while her agency may be the only one with "Elder" in its title, it's hardly the only one with elders in its mission. Across Massachusetts, hundreds of thousands of elderly citizens depend on services like Meals on Wheels, home care and job training. Each elder is at the center of an invisible web of agencies, and each agency needs a leader. In June, Bonner became the new leader of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs itself.

8 10, 2015

Worcester’s Centro Las Americas changes name to reflect broader mission

October 8th, 2015|

WORCESTER - Centro Las Americas will now be known as CENTRO, according to the organization.

7 10, 2015

Centro Las Americas expands mission, starts Community Development Corporation

October 7th, 2015|

Centro Las Americas has had a new name – CENTRO – for a while now, but on Oct. 6 the social services provider made it official, unveiling a new logo and announcing a broadening of their mission.