Community Outreach & Events

Community Engagement Team

Rocio Rodriguez

Community Engagement Manager

When it comes to connecting with community partners Rocio is your go to. Interested in volunteering, hosting an event, or have any general questions about the Center? Contact Rocio with all your questions!

Gaby Cordova

Community & Development Coordinator

Seen an event at the Hispanic Center? It's likely Gaby was involved in the planning process. Interested in the Latinx Youth Conference or the Hispanic Festival? Contact Gaby with all your questions!

Veronica Mascorro

Promotora De Salud

Wondering about the different Nutrition resources in the area? Veronica can help direct you to the right place. Our promotora coordinates Comprando Rico y Sano, Food Distribution, plans our annual Latinx Health Fair, and more! Interested in partnering or have any questions? Contact Veronica for more information!

Alejandro Esterline

Immunizations Coordinator

Curious on when and where you can be vaccinated? Alejandro can help answer your questions! Alejandro coordinates our monthly vaccine clinics and works closely with different organizations to ensure there is an easy and free access to vaccines across the community. Contact Alejandro for any general questions you may have

Zandra Vazquez

Vaccine Equity Promotora

Have any questions about COVID-19 or want to know more about the vaccine? Our Vaccine Equity Promotora Zandra is here to help you better understand what exactly COVID-19 is. Interested in hosting a Charla? Contact Zandra for more information!


Comprando Rico y Sano 

Join us for talks on healthy lifestyles, meal planning, cooking and more!
Win a $20 gift card and a chance to win other prizes for attending 3 sessions.

Questions? No pre-registration is required.
Veronica: (616) 279-2890

Vaccination Clinic 

Join us for the vaccination clinic to have your vaccine against COVID-19, Influenza and Monkey pox at the Hispanic Center of West Michigan.

📲 Questions call Alejandro Immunization Coordinator at 616.246.0936

COVID-19 Charlas

Have a question about Covid-19 or want to learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine? Join us for our informative talk about COVID-19.

Questions? Or to register call Zandra (616) 279-2891

Computer Classes 

Want to improve your computer skills? The Hispanic Center is offering an 8-week course to learn basic computer skills including:

Learning Google Email
Google Calendar
Google Documents
Creating Resumes

For more information, contact Luis at 616.246.0567 or

Upcoming Events

Food Distribution

Join us on April 30th, 2023 for food distribution at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
ADDRESS: 1204 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI
****Please have trunks open and do NOT block driveways.
Questions? 616.742.0200
Want to volunteer sign up here: Volunteer Link

Hispanic Festival

Come join us this August 4-6 at the Calder Plaza and celebrate with us the Latinx culture, amazing food, and wonderful music. The Hispanic Festival is the perfect place to spend your summer weekend with family and friends!


Past Events

Dia De Los Ninos

Come celebrate Children’s Day at the Hispanic Center. There will be fun activities, toys, and music.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra at (616) 742-0213 or Rocio at (616) 246-0568.
For partnership opportunities, please contact Alejandra at (616) 246-0575 or
If you want to volunteer for the event, please contact Rocio at (616) 246-0568


Latinx Health & Resource Fair

Join us for this fun event! There will be health resources, exercise, games, and prizes.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event or having a booth, contact Veronica at 616.279.2890 or
The event will be at the parking lot of Cesar E. Chavez Elementary

Interested in Hosting an Event at the Center?

Our Cesar E. Chavez room is open for non-profit and for profit organizations to host events. We cannot host fundraising, political, or commercial use events, or private parties.

Filling out this form does not guarantee that the room will be reserved, all reservations will be pending until they are approved by the Community Engagement Manager.

Once you have completed this form please submit it to Rocio Rodriguez at:

HCWM Venue Rental Form