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Centro NYC

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Immigrants & Refugees


250 West 65th StreetNEW YORK, NY 10023 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CentroNYC is an all-volunteer non-profit organization serving today’s immigrants through affordable English, Spanish, and citizenship classes. Our evening education and advocacy programs and cultural events help students develop the skills to navigate the challenges of living and working in New York City. CentroNYC is a warm and welcoming community that promotes cross-cultural understanding and support.


We offer English (ESOL) and Spanish language classes taught by native speakers, and a civics class for immigrants preparing for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Intercambio, our weekly Spanish-English language exchange, promotes intercultural learning, understanding and friendship. Although founded by and for Latin American newcomers, we welcome immigrants and "new"‚Äč New Yorkers from all over the world. Our all-volunteer teaching and administrative staff makes classes available at low cost. Our volunteer Coordinating Committee meets monthly to discuss programming and budget issues, and to plan upcoming classes and special events. We have openings throughout the year for dedicated volunteer English and Spanish teachers, and administrative and marketing staff to join our team. Teaching experience is desired but not required. New teachers are paired with and mentored by veteran teachers. We are pleased to announce that CentroNYC has joined the Goddard Riverside family. Goddard Riverside is a leading community-based social services provider in New York City, with 26 programs for children, young adults and seniors. Its roots that extend back to the 19th century American Settlement House Movement. Like Centro, Goddard Riverside is committed to providing educational and cultural opportunities to all New Yorkers and for nurturing connection and building community. We look forward to a long and productive relationship between our two organizations.

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