Centro Legal de la Raza, founded in 1969, provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual Spanish speaking immigrants. Founded by Latino law students from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, and located in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District of Oakland, Centro Legal has been a cornerstone for justice for the Latino, immigrant, and low-income communities of the Bay Area for over 40 years.


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Centro Legal’s Erick Chavarria blogs for East Oakland Building Healthy Communities

June 16, 2015
Erick, Tortas and East Oakland MAY 28, 2015 Erick Chavarria http://eastoaklandbhc.org/erick-tortas-east-oakland/ Hey y’all! I am very excited to announce that I will be one of the bloggers writing about East Oakland and wanted to tell you a little about myself. I’m originally from Chihuahua (yes, like the dog), Mexico, and after growing up in the southwestern desert, I made my way over to the much greener East Bay in 2012. I currently reside in East Oakland, and ever since I set foot... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza’s Workers’ Rights Program Seeks Candidates for 2016-2018 Fellowships

June 3, 2015
Founded in 1969 and located in the Fruitvale District in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino individuals and families by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. Our mission is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly Spanish-speaking immigrants, throughout the East Bay region of Northern... Continue Reading

Centro Legal Joins Easy Bay Gives – 24 Hours of Giving on May 5th!

May 4, 2015
East Bay Gives will take place on Tuesday, May 5 – beginning at midnight on May 5 and ending at midnight on May 6.  Your online donation to Centro Legal on May 5th will go a long way towards helping us provide life-changing legal and educational services to the East Bay‘s low-income, immigrant, and Spanish-speaking communities. The wide range of Centro Legal’s programs help families in crisis stay together, lift themselves out of poverty, stay safe from violence, and become... Continue Reading