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 Coordinator
Office Manager/Information and Referral Coordinator
Adult Education Coordinator
Onsite Afterschool Lead Teacher
Board of Directors
• Jeennyfer Castellanos (Board Chair) - Mexico
• Charles Christiansen (Treasurer) - USA
• Richard Duncan (Secretary) - USA
• Jessica Bocangel - USA
• Shawn Conklin - USA
• James Costa - USA
• Roberto Crichlow - Bolivia
• Christopher Rivera - Mexico
• Matt Tillery - USA