Southern California

Serving the following campuses: CSUN, Cal State LA, CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State San Bernardino, CSU Channel Islands

Central American Resource Center of California (CARECEN)

Since its founding in 1983, when thousands of Central Americans fled the brutality of civil war, CARECEN has been working to change an unjust immigration system, win legal status for immigrants, and foster community activism on issues such as education reform, workers’ and immigrants’ rights, economic justice and community strengthening.

CARECEN, the largest Central American immigrant rights organization in the country, empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice, and promoting cultural diversity. We envision Los Angeles becoming a place where Central Americans and all other communities live in peace and dignity, enjoying economic well-being, social justice, and political empowerment.

To learn more about CARECEN, visit their website​.


For additional immigration legal service providers throughout California, visit the California Department of Social Services.​​