News & Events

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.

26 08, 2015

Worcester’s champion of Latino culture, Dolly Vazquez, is recognized

August 26th, 2015|

WORCESTER -- If you have attended any of the Worcester's previous 23 Latin Festivals, any of the Latino Film Festivals or any of the bi-annual Viva el Arte exhibits, then you've experienced the dedication of Dolly Vazquez. But, now, the reigns are being passed.

29 07, 2008

Growth in use straining Centro Las Americas

July 29th, 2008|

Since it opened 31 years ago, Centro Las Americas has done a great job serving the Latino community.