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Doors Closed for September

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, El Centro’s front door will remain locked until further notice. We thank all of you for the support and understanding during this time that we are forced to offer the services in untraditional ways.

For the month of September, we will continue providing services as we have done for the past 19 months, virtually, by phone and by appointment only.

If services are needed and you need to come to the office, we encourage you to call the office first (440-277-8235) to receive the new procedure for office visits.

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COVID Care Team Booking Vaccination Appointments

El Centro’s COVID Care Team is now able to book first and second dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments in partnership with Lorain County Public Health. To register, please call 440-240-7064 to speak to a member of the COVID Care Team. This service is available in both English and Spanish.

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Youth Ballet Performance

El Centro and 231 Go! Youth (K through 5th grades – ages 5 to 12) will be performing with North Point Ballet winter ballet classes. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 28th and run for 8 weeks (not including the week of Thanksgiving). Classes will be from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at El Centro. For more information, call Monica Snipes at 440-277-8235 Ext. 7034(flyer attached).

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Parent Engagement /Padres Comprometidos Classes

October

Parent Engagement /Padres Comprometidos classes will be starting in October. These classes are in collaboration with Lorain County Community College and UnidosUS. You will learn how to work with your schools to prepare your child for college and beyond. Workshops are offered in Spanish and will end with a family celebration. For more information, please contact Veronica Gonzalez at 440-277-8235.

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Celebrate 100 Years of Latinos/as in Lorain! September 15 - October 30

Come celebrate 100 years of Latinos/as in Lorain! The Latino History Project is a public history partnership of El Centro, the Lorain Historical Society, Oberlin College, and leaders in the community with the overarching goal of gathering and preserving the history of the Latino community in Lorain through collecting oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts. This FREE first exhibit will focus on Vine Avenue as one of the legendary hotspots representing Latino history in Lorain. Please join us as we present this historic exhibit! Special exhibit hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also, the exhibit will be opened on Wednesday, September 15 in recognition of the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will be located at the Lorain Historical Society, Carnegie Center, 329 W. 10th Street, Lorain, OH. For more information, call 440-245-2563 or [email protected] (flyer attached).

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Amazing Race Gala 2021