Latinx Nonprofits Based in Philadelphia

Latinx Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th, but there are many ways in which you can celebrate all year long! If you are looking to get involved, here are a few nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia.

Centro Nuevo Creación

Young individuals in red collared shirts holding a light blue sign that says "Centro Nueva Creación: Home of the Goodlands."
Source: www.goodlands.org/centro-blog/archives/07-2017

Centro Nuevo Creación is a nonprofit whose goal is to engage young people in hands-on interdisciplinary activities through educational engagement, art, and contact with various Latinx cultures. The Centro offers multiple methods of engagement including summer camps, after school programs, and The Goodlands, a flagship program that encourages children to “focus on the positive aspects of their neighborhood through photography” (goodlands.org).

Learn more about their job openings and volunteer opportunities on their website.

Mexican Culture Center

Logo of a red and green double-headed dragon with the words Mexican Cultural Center in front of it.
Source: mexicanculturalcenter.org

The Mexican Culture Center (MCC), founded in 1994, is dedicated to promoting and educating others on the artistic and cultural diversity of Mexico. The MCC hosts a number of annual events, including Mexican Week in Philadelphia, the Mexican Independence Day Festival, as well as musical events and dance performances by Aztec and Mexican folkloric groups.

Fill out the MCC volunteer form to learn more about ways to get involved with the community.

El Concilio

A logo that says Concilio.
Source: elconcilio.net

The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia, Inc (Concilio) is the oldest Latinx organization in Philadelphia. Founded in 1962, Concilio provides free community-based services such as after-school programs, advocacy for victims of crimes, and finance education programs for young adults. Additionally, Concilio puts on many events throughout the year, such as their annual Hispanic Fiesta and Puerto Rican Day Parade (happening September 25).

Learn more about their employment and volunteer opportunities on their website.

Puentes de Salud

The outside entrance of Puentes de Salud's building.
Source: puentesdesalud.org

Puentes de Salud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “promot[ing] the health and wellness of the rapidly expanding Latinx immigrant population” (puentesdesalud.org). Their services include programs for food access, art & culture, medical-legal services, and after-school tutoring/mentoring.

Learn more about their volunteer opportunities on their website.

Ceiba

Ceiba's logo featuring a tree in silhouette.
Source: ceibaphiladelphia.org

Ceiba is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia that promotes financial inclusion and economic development for the greater Latinx community. Some of Ceiba’s services include free tax preparation services, housing counseling, and financial literacy services.

Read more about volunteering with Ceiba on their website. 

Juntos

Juntos members in the streets of Philadelphia protesting ICE.
Source: vamosjuntos.org

Juntos is a community-led Latinx immigrant organization that “believe[s] that every human being deserves access to quality education and to live with dignity, regardless of immigration status” (vamosjuntos.org). One of Juntos’ programs is the Solidarity Bank, which allows families to pick up food and diapers from Washington Avenue office every Thursday between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Learn about their summer internship openings on their website.

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha's logo.
Source: apmphila.org

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) provides multifaceted services to the greater Latinx community of North Philadelphia. APM serves 40,000 Philadelphians annually and employs 400 multilingual and skilled professionals at 13 sites throughout North Philadelphia and Montgomery County (apmphila.org). Some services they provide include career workshops, early childhood education centers, and resource home services.

Learn more about their volunteer opportunities and job openings on their website.

ACLAMO

A two-part graphic: one half says Immigrant Heritage Month. The other is the ACLAMO's logo.
Source: pottsmerc.com

ACLAMO is a nonprofit community service organization that provides social services, educational programs, and access to health and wellness programs for the Latinx and wider community. ACLAMO coordinates with multiple local partners to offer a full range of critical bilingual services. 

Learn about ALCAMO’s volunteer and career opportunities on their website.

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