Thank you for those that joined at CentroNía presents Risers: Celebrating Immigrant Youth in DC! All the proceeds from the evening will benefit more than 2,400 children and families that CentroNia supports with high-quality and affordable bilingual education and family supportive services.

It was an honor to have renowned activist, Gaby Pacheco, join our panelists and to have Emmy-nominated reporter, Silvana Quiroz, moderate the discussion. Also, a huge thank you to director Andy Fernandez and his cast Brenda Perez, Gerson Quinteros, and Aura Alvarez for sharing this incredible project with us. The evening was full of thoughtful discussion around the challenges facing immigrant youth in D.C. and across the nation.

We hope everyone left feeling inspired to become more involved in the community AND around these very important issues. Here are some ways you can make a difference today:

Visit our facilities and take a tour to see firsthand the education and support CentroNía’s programs provide the community.
Volunteer with CentroNía for our upcoming Book-O-Ween celebration or tutor a child to improve their literacy skills.
Donate in-kind a much needed bouncer to our infants classroom. (Here’s an idea of what we need.)
The cast of “Risers” and Andy are seeking support to share the film with Los Angeles. Support this effort through their campaign page!
Gaby Pacheco and her colleagues at Dream.Us are seeking candidates for scholarships. If you know an eligible immigrant student seeking financial aid, visit their website today.

To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact Alice Sadler at

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