We are a welcoming community center serving as a source of essential information and as a gathering place for the civic participation of multicultural families in our community. We bring positive change to the community by facilitating the integration of families to East Tennessee.
Our mission is to promote empowerment and civic participation of the multicultural community through education and social services.
In 2005, Centro Hispano became a 501c3 non-profit organization. Knoxville had a large unmet need to have a central place where internationals, especially Latinos, could learn English and find resources to help them improve their lives. In 2010, with the assistance of the Helen Ross McNabb Center and Knox County, Centro Hispano found a home at 2455 Sutherland Avenue in the John Tarleton Campus.
Children’s Programs Director
Youth and Family Liaison
Office Manager/Information and Referral Coordinator
Adult Education Director
Onsite Afterschool Lead Teacher
Board of Directors
Jeennyfer Castellanos (Board Chair) - Mexico
Shawn Conklin (Board Vice Chair) - USA
Charles Christiansen (Treasurer) - USA
Richard Duncan (Secretary) - USA
Kathy Buckingham - USA
James Tuttle - USA
Christopher Rivera - Mexico
Jessica Bocangel - USA
Marite Perez - USA
Wesley Wilson - USA