About Us

Who we are

The Center for Community and Justice (Formerly the Council on Hispanic Education) is non-profit organization founded in September 1996. The mission of Centro is to organize community-based efforts to improve the education, economic, and social status of Latinos in Idaho. The primary focus of our work is targeted towards local Idaho communities with high concentrations of low to moderate income Latino families in need of health, education, housing, employment, and other types of social services.  Centro de Comunidad y Justicia (Center for Community and Justice), is a non-profit community-based organization founded in September of 1996.  CCJ is organized under and pursuant to the Idaho Nonprofit Corporation Act, Chapter 3, Title 30, Idaho code. The organization is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3), and also classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Staff

We have many wonderful staff members who make tremendous contributions to our organization. From immigration specialists to health educators, we have a great team!

Meet our staff!

Our Goals

In an effort to address the most significant issues facing Idaho's Latino communities, the Center for Community and Justice has identified education, immigrant rights, and health and education research as key areas