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Sacred Heart Center

Founded in 1990, the Sacred Heart Center is a non-profit community center serving the Hispanic community. Our mission is to create a hub for Richmond’s Hispanic/Latino community that opens opportunities for economic and social integration, self-realization and community leadership.

Sacred Heart offers adult educational opportunities from basic literacy skills to high school equivalency. In addition to English as a Second Language classes, it offers GED classes in Spanish and English, literacy classes in Spanish, and life skills (health, financial, legal) and leadership training. It hosts a handiwork circle as part of our outreach to women in the indigenous Mixteco community. In partnership with the Bainbridge Food Ministries, there is a food pantry on site five mornings a week and the Bon Secours Care-A-Van provides a free health clinic on site once a month. Programs are open to everyone, but are designed to meet the particular needs of the Hispanic/Latino community.

This summer, we are partnering with area high schools to organize a summer program for children in the Hispanic community. We are seeking an energetic and committed bi-lingual volunteer who will serve as the coordinator of our summer program.

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