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CARECEN is a proud and active member of NALACC, and we thank the hundreds of individuals and community supporters that signed our petition urging President Obama to take action and use his executive power to stop deportations and keep families together. There is much more work ahead to achieve a relevant, just and comprehensive immigration policy, but for today we celebrate and commend the President for this good use of his executive power.


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THANK YOU/GRACIAS to everyone who attended our 5th Annual Romero Vive Celebration–it was a huge success!

Check out photos of the event here

Located in San Francisco, the Central American Resource Center—CARECEN—of Northern California provides vital direct services and engages in community development and advocacy to help create a vibrant and thriving Latino immigrant community in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond. We arose from the community and remain firmly a part of it. Founded in 1986 by Salvadoran political exiles and refugees, CARECEN serves more than 10,000 people each year. Our work at CARECEN is grounded in the following principles:

  • Immigration is a human right and individuals have the right to migrate to secure the economic, social, and cultural well-being of their families
  • Immigrants have the right to live in security regardless of their immigration status
  • Immigrants have the right and the capacity to grow, learn, and develop in their new homeland
  • Respect and honor for diverse cultures strengthens movement building and authentic, enduring unity
  • Strong immigrant communities are built through education and civic engagement


Immigration Legal Program Schedule

Day Drop in – Consultation Only Lunch Appointment Only
Monday 9:00AM to 12:30PM 12:30PM to 2:00PM CLOSED 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM to 12:30PM 12:30PM to 2:00PM CLOSED 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM to 12:30PM 12:30PM to 2:00PM CLOSED 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM to 12:30PM 12:30PM to 2:00PM CLOSED 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Friday 9:00AM to 12:30PM 12:30PM to 2:00PM CLOSED 2:00PM – 5:00PM

 Thank You to our 2014 Romero Vive Celebration Sponsors:

Union Bank Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor Nw WU Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor SF Federal Credit Union Romero Vive 2014

Cotchette Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor SHARE El Salvador Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor     MEDA Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor   LaCocina Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor/ Catering YBCA Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor          Causaa Justa/Just Cause Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor      Homey Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor                 NALACC Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor                          Carecen LA Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor


                    UCSF Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor                        CARECEN DC Romero Vive 2014 Sponsor