Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of Greater Kansas City.
We will accomplish our mission by:
- Providing Early Childhood, Secondary, Preparatory, and Adult Educational Programs.
- Facilitating access to Health and Social Services for all ages.
- Promoting and providing Latino Cultural Enrichment events.
- Sponsoring Social Activities that Engage our Diverse Communities.
According to the National Register for Historic Places Nominations, the Guadalupe Centers is the Longest Continuously Operating Agency Serving the Hispanic Community in the United States!
Established in 1919, today the Guadalupe Centers operates as a community based 501(c)3 corporation. We are a nonsectarian organization with two major affiliations: the Heart of America United Way and the National Council of La Raza. While originally the center served Mexican immigrants, the center has changed with the times by extending its traditional service boundaries to include Metropolitan Kansas City--now home to over 200,000 Latinos.
The Guadalupe Centers offers a full continuum of services ranging from health and social services, education, youth development, and adult training. In addition to these programs the Guadalupe Centers through its Guadalupe Educational System operates charter schools from Elementary to High School. The Guadalupe Centers’ staff, in conjunction with over 1,000 of our dedicated volunteers, empowers approximately 10,000 individuals every year.
- Emergency Assistance/Homeless Program
- Bilingual Substance Abuse Counseling
- AIDS/HIV Outreach/Education and Management
- Senior Citizen Programs
- Afterschool/Summer Enrichment Program
- Organized Youth Athletics and Rec. Activities
- Preschool - 12th Grade Education
- Culinary Arts School
- Job Placement
- Teen Pregnancy Services
- Catering Services/Facility Rentals
- Federal Credit Union
- Cultural Events/Arts