About Us

1992: Founded as the Hispanic Resource Center, a joint project of the Catholic and Episcopal churches.
1997: El Centro Hispano (ECH) became an independent nonprofit organization blending service, education, leadership development and community organizing.
2000: ECH, in partnership with Self-Help Credit Union, State Employees Credit Union, and the NC Minority Support Center, opened the first Latino Community Credit Union in the state of North Carolina.
June 2010: ECH opened its branch in the heart of Carrboro, NC.
April 2015: ECH opened the Center for Employment & Leadership in its Carrboro-Chapel Hill branch.–
In July 2016 the Community Engagement & Advocacy Department was created.
February 2020 ECH opened its branch in Raleigh, NC


El Centro Hispano is a Latino nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community, building bridges and advocating for equity and inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

The Hispanic/Latino community strengthening North Carolina.

– Education
– Economic Development
– Health & Well-being 
– Community Engagement & Advocacy