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.

You are invited to join Centro Legal in protecting the rights of Latino men and boys.  Donate to Centro Legal’s PROTECTING OUR HERMANOS campaign from September 22 – October 22. Click here to learn more.  


Check out our video to learn more about Centro Legal and hear our clients share their stories.

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SAVE THE DATE! Centro Legal’s 47th Anniversary Gala ~ April 7, 2016

September 28, 2015
Join us as we celebrate Centro Legal de la Raza’s 47th Anniversary Gala Luchadores for Justice Thursday, April 7, 2016 6pm – 9pm Featuring KEYNOTE SPEAKER  Jennicet Gutiérrez Jennicet Gutiérrez is an undocumented transgender activist and organizer from Mexico. She currently resides in Los Angeles and she is an organizer with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation... Continue Reading

Join Centro Legal’s Protecting our Hermanos campaign ~ September 22 – October 22

September 21, 2015
Centro Legal is joining Hispanics in Philanthropy’s HIPGive contest to support Latino men and boys from September 22 – October 22. Click here to watch our video and learn more. You can help Centro Legal win matching donations on September 22!  All donations made during the launch of the campaign on Tuesday, September 22 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm PST will be matched, dollar for dollar, until until the fund of $2,500 is depleted or time runs out. Your donation to Centro... Continue Reading

Call for Applicants: Fundraising and Communications Internship at Centro Legal

September 17, 2015
Fundraising and Communications Internship at Centro Legal de la Raza The Organization Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) in Oakland is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy.  The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual... Continue Reading