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Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores




Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores (El Centro) is Denver’s only day laborer center promoting work, dignity, and community.  The mission is to promote the rights and well-being of day laborers and domestic workers in Colorado through education, job skills, leadership development, united action and advocacy.

Since 2002, over 2,000 workers have accessed El Centro’s programs, including know your rights training, direct access to jobs, workforce development and job skills training, as well as leadership development and community building.

El Centro’s dedication and continued efforts have played a crucial role in promoting awareness and advancing reforms that address everyday struggles and hardships, as well as structural barriers, surrounding this underrepresented and often invisible, community.

“Day Laborers and Domestic Workers are agents of change. They belong, thrive and contribute in a significant way to their families, communities, and the global social change movement.”

Strategic Priorities:
  1. Strengthen systems to build an identity amongst El Centro’s members reflecting their professionalism, pride, dignity, and respect.
  2. Increase opportunities for employment in safe, respectful work environments.
  3. Create environment of leadership development among staff, workers and volunteers.
  4.  Support workers and community to address cases of wage theft through education and enforcement.
  5. Build upon community support to leverage resources that sustain programming in the above priority areas.
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