Celebrando 45!

Centro de Información Cordially Invites you to attend
our Annual Benefit Gala,
Celebrando 45.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
6 - 9 p.m.
Villa Olivia Country Club
1404 W Lake Street
Bartlett, IL 60103

RSVP, purchase tickets, and find more event information at:

2017 Honorary Chairs - David and Sandy Kaptain

Master of Ceremonies - Judge Manuel Barbosa
Auctioneer - Mr. Terry Dunning 

All proceeds will sustain the programs and services of Centro de Información. 



Centro de Informacion is one of many vital organizations impacted by the lack of an Illinois state budget.

Because of stop-gap funding in late 2016, we have been able to provide application workshops for immigrants seeking citizenship, assistance to immigrants seeking health benefits for which they qualify, and act as an official Illinois Welcoming Center for refugees.

Without state funding, these programs will not continue.

Centro de Informacion exists to educate and empower our Hispanic neighbors in Elgin, Illinois, and the surrounding community, and it is these neighbors (among other marginalized persons served by fellow non-profit agencies) who will feel much of the strain from a funding shortfall. Centro anticipates a loss of approximately $110,000 this year.

If you or someone you love has benefited from our services, or if you believe in the great value of our organization, we and our constituents would be grateful for your generous support.


Celebrating 45 Years

On March 21, 1972
Centro de Informacion opened its doors.

The information, education, and citizenship services that we provided then are still needed - perhaps now more than ever.

Times have changed since 1972. Immigrant families are uneasy. They are asking, what might happen? What should they do?

For 45 years, Centro has been the place where Hispanics come for answers and assistance in times of need. Many are coming now, and we need your help to continue to serve and support them in these uncertain times.

Will you donate today?

Join us as we celebrate our 45th anniversary with an Open House/Elgin Chamber of Commerce After Hours on April 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Centro de Informacion in Elgin.

Thank you for your support of the programs and services of Centro de Informacion.

Making Proud Choices!

Starting March 8th, join us every Wednesday in Hanover Park for our new skills-building program: Making Proud Choices! This program will give teens the knowledge needed to make good decisions regarding their reproductive health--plus, there will be free pizza!

Call Andrea for more information at 
(847) 695-9050 EXT. 306, or call Anna MacQueen to register: 847-285-4518.


Centro de Información, a social service agency that has been serving the Northern Fox Valley Hispanic community for 45 years, has received a contract from the State of Illinois through June 2017 to be one of the Illinois Welcoming Centers.

Last year, Centro de Información with its main office in Elgin and satellite offices in Hanover Park and East Dundee, provided services to 12,000 clients.

The Welcoming Center provides immigrant and refugee individuals and families with an array of services, information, programs, and classes to assist in their path towards successful integration into the community, thereby creating self-sustaining and thriving communities. These include access to and receive information about health, social, educational, employment, and homeownership services including:

• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Medicaid
• All Kids Health Insurance
• Citizenship
• Unemployment insurance
• Employment/job fairs

There will also be workshops dealing with:
• Housing
• Financial Literacy
• Fraud & identity theft
• Health & nutrition
• Parenting skills
• How to start a business

Disease Prevention Seminar


You're Invited to a 10-Week Whole Body Approach to Disease Prevention

Would you like to make positive changes in your lifestyle to reduce your family’s risk of developing chronic diseases? Join Centro de Informacion, Presence Health and Northern Illinois Food Bank for a 10 week class that will give you the tools you need to change your life.

It's not too late to register! Call (847) 695-9050 Ext. 306.


All classes will be held on Thursday from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at Centro de Informacion in Elgin.

February 2 - Welcome to the Program
February 9 - Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food
February -16 Enjoyable Movement
February 23 - Practicing Mindfulness
March 2 - Problem Solving
March 9 - Every BODY is a Good Body
March 16 - Talk Back to Negative Thoughts
March 23 - You Can Manage Stress and Cooking demo
March 30 - Make Social Cues Work for You
April 6 - Ways to Stay Motivated

Bring your own bag to take produce home with you!

Domestic Violence Presentation


Invites you to participate in a presentation on  
Domestic Violence and Family Conflicts 

How to prevent conflict and realize if we (or a loved one)  
is in a conflictive relationship.
Where: Carpentersville Middle School 
100 Cleveland Ave, Carpentersville, IL 60110
When: Thursday, January 26 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Cafe Latino

 Lunes, 23 de Enero, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 pm 
Salón Elgin , Biblioteca Gail Borden   

 En esta reunión hablaremos del libro: Los Cuatro Acuerdos de don Miguel Ruiz. 
Para conseguir una copia para leer antes de la reunión,
comunícate con Roberto Adame a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o 847-429-6791. 

Trata de leer todo el libro pero no es requerido para participar y compartir. Habrá refrigerios. 
En asociación con el Centro de Información.