Community Resource Program
Our Community Resource Program provides interpretations, translations and referrals to struggling families in our community.
Mobile Health Clinic
Our Mobile Health Clinic provides free preventative health screenings to community members. We also provide free interpreter services to help improve communication and health.
Latino Leadership Collaborative
El Centro has partnered with MANA de Topeka and Topeka LULAC Counci #11071. The Latino Leadership Collaborative is a 5 month intensive leadership program that aims to increase the leadership capacity of the Latino community.
Immigrant Legal Services
Immigrant Legal Services provides free or low cost family immigration services. Our office is BIA Accredited and Recognized by the Department of Justice to provide legal consultations and services.
In 1972, a Catholic priest by the name of Father Ramon Gaitan was sent to be the new priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Topeka, Kansas.
Father Ramon had a passion for serving the least among us, especially our immigrant brothers and sisters. When he wasn't attending to the many duties as a priest, Father Ramon worked diligently to help those in need in our community.
Over the years Father Ramon increased the time he spent serving families in need until he realized he needed help. That is when he established El Centro with the help of community members to serve the least among us.
Today we continue to strive to keep the spirit of service that Father Ramon exemplified.