●Who we are
We provide supportive services to Latino families in Pottstown and the Tri-County Area.
This support helps them to live high quality and productive lives.
CCLU was established as a non-profit in 1997. Our organization addresses the needs of first and second-generation immigrants from Mexico, Central America, and South America who make their homes in Pottstown. We improve their lives through community interaction. We work to provide Latino children and adults with the training, self-discipline and skills they need to overcome the difficulties they face in their schools and work places, and to take productive leadership roles in the community. All the services provided to them are bi-lingual. CCLU's community and collaborative efforts embrace and continue these goals and our mission.
CCLU is a 501(C-3 ) Located in Montgomery County, Pottstown is an industrial borough of approximately 21,000 people with a median household income of $35,785. With the departure of the two major industrial employers in the 1980s, Pottstown and its surrounding communities have been in slow decline. Latinos represent one of the fastest growing populations in Pottstown and represent approximately 20% of the population. Currently 75% of that Latino population falls below the United States poverty level.
Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos is known as the place of choice for all Hispanic residents of Pottstown and the tri-county region. This is where Latinos receive the services and the support necessary for them to lead high quality and productive lives. CCLU is an active Spanish cultural diversity center where everyone enjoys the exchange of ideas. This is a place where youth and adults learn from each other. Everyone is welcome and everyone who experiences CCLU marvels at the sense of belonging. Here Latinos work together to promote pride in their Hispanic heritage and contribute positively to the community in Pottstown and the tri-county region.
Our support comes from many individuals and partners including The National Park Service, local banks and foundations including the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation, the Hill School, The Schuylkill River Greenway National Heritage Area, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Latino community, and several local churches. All are welcome.
Please help us improve the lives of Latinos and all Americans in the tri-County area by contacting Rita Paez at CCLU, 610-705-0566
We welcome any and all donations, large or small which are taxable deductible.
CCLU Executive Director & Founder