Hispanic - Community Organizations

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El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL)

Address303 E Kirkwood Avenue, Room 206
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional AddressEl Centro Comunal Latino
PO Box 3462
Bloomington, IN 47402


El Centro Comunal Latino (CCL) is a grassroots, community-based organization that seeks to provide an accessible and safe space for all Hispanics, with a focus on Spanish-speaking people, to find information, access to resources and a place to hold community events. CCL also seeks to promote communication and understanding among service agencies and the Latino community in order to facilitate their integration and encourage active Hispanic participation in the greater Bloomington community (Monroe County).

Contactelcentrocomunal [at] gmail.com
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La Casa Latino Cultural Center

Address715 East Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47408




La Casa creates a link between the university and the Hispanic community by promoting academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural pride through a combination of support services and programming.

ContactLillian Casillas (Director)
lacasa [at] indiana.edu
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Latino Enhancement Cooperative (LEC)

Address715 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408


LEC is a student and community organization that focuses on academic achievement, cultural enrichment, community outreach, and activism.

ContactLillian Casillas
iulec [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactFax: 812-855-9788
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The Bloomington Beacon

AddressP.O. Box 2363
Bloomington, In 47402

The purpose of Bloomington Beacon shall be: --To provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for the Latino community in south-central Indiana by: 1. Fostering English/Spanish biculturalism, bilingualism and biliteracy among residents in south-central Indiana by performing educational outreach and teaching grammatically correct Spanish; 2. Creating and maintaining a center called ?Escuelita Para Todos? as a venue for social and educational programs of interest to the Latino communities in the Bloomington area; 3. Establishing and operating a business guild to support businesses owned by and/or catering to Latino people; 4. Creating and operating informational Websites to promote the business guild and the center and to support the civil, labor, and human rights of Latinos in south-central Indiana by providing detailed information, accurate news, and commentary. 

--El propósito de Bloomington Beacon será: Proporcionar oportunidades educativas, económicas y culturales para la comunidad latina en el centro y sur de Indiana por medio del fomento de Inglés/Español en su forma de biculturalismo,y bilingüismo entre los residentes del centro y sur de Indiana realizando la extensión educativa y la enseñanza gramatical correcta del español creando y manteniendo un centro para la comunidad llamado " Escuelita Para Todos " como un lugar para los programas sociales y educativos de interés para las comunidades latinas en Bloomington y sus alrededores. Establecer y operar un gremio empresarial para apoyar a las empresas propiedad o que dan servicios a la comunidad latina. Creación y operación de sitios web informativos para promover la alianza de negocios y el centro de la comunidad y para apoyar el orden civil, laboral, y los derechos humanos de los latinos en el centro-sur de Indiana, proporcionando información detallada, noticias exactas, y de comentario."
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