Welcome to The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan (formerly known as El Centro) is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the Latino and broader community. We strive to provide an avenue for education and openness to promote discussion of the distinctions and values of different nationalities and cultures. The Center also focuses on the common thread that unites all people: a desire for understanding and respect of our differences. We believe that this shared human experience connects us all.
Since 1978, the Hispanic Center has offered the services that individuals and families in the community have needed to help them achieve self-sufficiency and help promote Spanish cultural sensitivity in West Michigan. At the basis of our success is a bilingual and bicultural staff that enables us to provide a culturally competent and responsive setting for our Spanish-speaking clients. The Hispanic Center has provides Grand Rapids with over 15 years of English to Spanish and Spanish to English translation and interpretation services. We know thatminimizing the misunderstandings among different cultures allows for a more open dialogue and effective communication.
The Hispanic Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.