News & Events

30 01, 2018

CENTRO Grows to Second Fitchburg Site

January 30th, 2018|

By Paula J. Owen


FITCHBURG – CENTRO, one of Worcester County’s largest multilingual, multicultural human services agencies, is expanding to a second site in Fitchburg with the purchase of a 3,600-square-foot building behind the historic City Hall.


30 01, 2018

CENTRO Wants Main South in Worcester Renewal Plan

January 30th, 2018|

By Nick Kotsopoulos
Telegram & Gazette Staff

WORCESTER – The head of CENTRO has resurrected the idea of expanding the Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan to include a portion of Main South.

Juan A. Gomez, president and CEO of CENTRO, suggested to the Worcester Redevelopment Authority […]

30 01, 2018

Hurricane evacuees find work opportunities at Worcester job fair

January 30th, 2018|

By George Barnes
Telegram & Gazette Staff

WORCESTER — Hurricane victims from Puerto Rico found a little hope Wednesday at a job fair at Centro Inc. social services agency on Sycamore Street.

The fair brought together employers and job recruiters to meet with people from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, many of […]

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.