Our mission is to educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families towards a self-sufficient, safe, and healthy life.

We seek to serve Hispanic/Latino families in Council Bluffs, a population that grew 112% in Council Bluffs from the year 2000 to 2010.
Family Support Services:
Within this program, we help clients address their family's immediate needs by connecting them to resources that help them meet their essential needs. We serve as a bilingual and bicultural resource navigation agency that guides clients through all their options to find the right resources available for their current need, such as pantry services, housing assistance, rental and utility assistance, applications to Medicaid, SNAP, and Unemployment, and various other resources.

We also assist clients with job applications and resume creation, as helping our clients become self-sufficient is a key goal for our agency. We aid them in their search for available positions, as well as assist them in completing job applications.

Civic Engagement and Leadership:
We seek to empower Latino residents to become civically engaged by meeting with their representatives, pursuing citizenship for our community members that qualify, and through voter registration. By doing this we strive to empower our local Hispanic/Latino community to have a stronger voice and enhanced level of engagement in Pottawattamie County.

Centro Latino also sponsors the only civic engagement focused group in the area, named Fuerza y Union (Strength and Unity). Through Fuerza y Union, we provide training, workshops and opportunities for community members to meet with their elected and appointed government representatives.

Adult Education
For our adult clients who want to learn English, we provide English classes onsite in small groups. These are weekly classes that will help them increase their verbal capacity and writing skills in English. We also provide citizenship classes for adults seeking to take the citizenship exam and become U.S. citizens.

Immigration Legal Services
In partnership with Justice for Our Neighbors - Nebraska (JFON), we house a full-time JFON immigration attorney at Centro Latino. JFON is a nonprofit immigration legal service provider specializing in domestic violence, child welfare, and refugee and asylum law. They have comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and provide the expertise to know which option is the best for individual clients. Together, our agencies work to ensure that local Hispanic/Latino residents in Pottawattamie County have access to legal immigration services.