Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, Direct Services Programs
Tags: Minorities: Hispanic/Latino
Acronym or short name: Centro Legal
Founded in 1969 by Latino law students from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley, Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy.
Located in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District of Oakland, Centro Legal de la Raza has been a cornerstone for justice for the Latino, immigrant, and low-income communities of the Bay Area for over 40 years.
By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal de la Raza promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCELAAC Member Story Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
December 21, 2015
Through the Immigration Project at Centro Legal de la Raza, Centro Legal affirms its proud tradition of standing up for the rights of immigrants.
LAAC Member Story
Workday, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Reclaim Lives Lost Needlessly to Workplace HazardsJora Trang
April 18, 2016
Join Worksafe, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for their Workers Memorial Day Event in Downtown Oakland where they will call upon workers, unions, advocates, allies, and government agencies to join them in honoring those who have lost their lives at work. Please come out to show solidarity, mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living.
News Story East Bay Express (Oakland)
September 9, 2016
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Centro Legal De La Raza, and Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus unite to represent Bay Area kitchen staff against Burma Superstar.
News Story David Debolt
East Bay Times
March 2, 2017
News Story , Video NBC Bay Area
April 23, 2015
Children who travel to the U.S. from Latin America rely on the services of Centro Legal.
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