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 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

Centro Legal de la Raza featured on NBC and Telemundo’s Comunidad Del Valle show

April 27, 2015
Click here to watch Centro Legal on Damian Trujillo’s Comunidad Del Valle show.  This show features Centro Legal client and unaccompanied minor, William, Magdalena Guadalupe, immigration attorney, and Ariana Flores, Unaccompanied Minor Support Services Consultant for the Oakland Unified School District. Centro Legal is part of a collaborative providing legal and support services for unaccompanied minors in Oakland that includes Ariana from the Oakland Unified School... Continue Reading

Youth Law Academy college student explores a career in law at Centro Legal

March 31, 2015
Centro legal de la Raza celebrates its 46th Anniversary as a community-based legal center that helps youth thrive. Centro Legal’s 46th Anniversary Gala ~ Joining Together for Our Youth will take place on April 10th, 2015 and celebrate 10 years of our Youth Law Academy, which empowers low-income Oakland youth to explore careers in law and achieve their college dreams.  The Gala will also highlight Centro Legal’s work to assist hundreds of young Central American refugees who have fled... Continue Reading