About Latin American Community Center
Latin American Community Center
Founded in 1969, the Latin American Community Center (LACC), formerly known as El Centro Latino, has a rich history deeply intertwined with the journey of Puerto Rican migrants seeking to address the immediate needs of their community members as they adapted to life in a new country, often grappling with a new language. Over the years, LACC has consistently evolved to meet the diverse and growing needs of the community.
LACC's trajectory has been marked by milestones such as the establishment of the La Fiesta child care center, experiencing several relocations due to fires, and eventually relocating to a spacious three-story, 30,000 square foot building. The organization has continuously expanded its program offerings, embracing educational, housing, and community development initiatives. Today, with over five decades of service, LACC operates with a significant budget and provides nearly 50 programs to empower individuals and families, cementing its commitment to the community's welfare.