Mission & Vision

We believe in the power of collective action!  Our members are the reason why El CENTRO has been successful in fighting for immigrants’ rights and workers’ justice in Albuquerque. Our organizing work gives voice to hundreds of low-income immigrant workers in Albuquerque, builds community, and leads to public policy gains. El CENTRO utilizes multiple strategies to impact social change including community organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, strategic communications, and civic engagement in order to advance the rights of the Latino immigrant community and low-wage workers and families in Albuquerque.


El CENTRO is a grassroots, immigrants’ rights and workers’ justice organization based in Central New Mexico that works with Latino immigrant communities and allies to defend, strengthen, and advance the rights of our community.


We envision a city, state and nation where immigrants can become a collective, conscious, free and powerful force dedicated to the promotion of human rights.


El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos is currently the only Latino immigrants’ rights organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. El CENTRO was founded in November, 2005 as a separate, independent, and autonomous project of Enlace Comunitario, a pro-immigrant, service based organization, in order to respond to the broader needs of and institutional changes identified by the Latino immigrant community. On July 1, 2009 El CENTRO legally separated from Enlace Comunitario and incorporated as an independent non-profit agency.