Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

The Central American Resource Center offers legal assistance with work authorizations; document translations; asylum applications; family visas; and naturalization assistance. The Center also assists with Haiti Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications. Referrals to social service agencies for immigration and non-immigration matters are also available.

Assistance to Crime Victims

Through this program, CARECEN informs Latinos who have been victims of crime or suffered as a result of a crime (such as domestic violence, violent crimes or sexual assault) about their rights and pro...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Bilingual Dispute Resolution Clinic

As part of an initiative launched in 2011, in partnership with the D.C. Superior Court, CARECEN offers bilingual dispute resolution services on-site twice a month to individuals with employment, consu...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Citizenship Classes

CARECEN offers quarterly 12-week citizenship classes to prepare eligible individuals for the naturalization exam. The classes cover the knowledge of history and government necessary to answer the 100...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Citizenship Info Sessions and Workshops

CARECEN conducts activities to inform people about the process of becoming a US citizen (eligibility requirements, application steps, timeline and more), screen them for eligibility, and assist those...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Citizenship Loan Program

CARECEN partners with ACCESO, a bilingual branch of the DCGECU, to offer the "New Americans Loan Program", an initiative through which we aim to make naturalization and other immigration related proce...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Citizenship Oath Ceremony and Voter Registration

CARECEN often celebrates its students' naturalization by taking part in the oath ceremony or organizing community events where new citizens and CARECEN graduates can share their interview/exam experie...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Civics-focused English Classes

The ESL classes complement the civics classes by providing practice in oral, written and reading English in order to enable candidates to pass the English portion of the citizenship exam. Class activi...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Education
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants

Computer Lab

Our newly created computer lab enables enrolled students to make use of online citizenship resources such as: USCIS Citizenship Resource Center, Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Cit...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

CARECEN helps homeowners to prevent losing their homes to foreclosure. Housing counselors assess mortgage debt, map recovery plans, help clients improve their financial management skills, negotiate wi...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal Housing
Service Eligibility: Latinx

Immigration Legal Services

CARECEN’s legal department helps community members navigate the confusing and intimidating immigration process. The program seeks to facilitate Latino immigrants’ transition to the United States, reun...
  • 1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009
Service Category: Legal
Service Eligibility: Latinx Immigrants
Central American Resource Center
1460 Columbia Rd NW Washington DC 20009