El Centrito Family Learning Centers

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May, 2013

Executive Director’s Message

El Centrito Family Learning Centers is embarking on an “Intentional Disruption” from June 1st to October 1st, 2013, as I take a four month sabbatical that I have planned over the past eighteen months along with the Board of Directors and leadership staff. My sabbatical will include some travel, as I visit different regions of America each month, including the Midwest, Northeast coast, Northwest coast, and the Caribbean tip of Mexico. Besides travel, this sabbatical most importantly will involve rest, reflection and creative renewal.

I join seven other Nonprofit Executives from throughout California to receive The California Wellness Foundation’s (TCWF) prestigious Sabbatical Program Award. This $35,000 Sabbatical grant was received as recognition for leadership and impact El Centrito Family Learning Centers has made on strengthening the community we serve. TCWF President and CEO, Diana Bontá, remarks, “We are pleased to recognize these exemplary leaders who give so much of themselves to others and place the needs of their communities before their own.” Read more...

Luann Rocha
Executive Director


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to prepare the youth and families of Ventura County to meet the future and become productive members of the community by providing bilingual, bicultural family and youth eductional programs in partnership with parents, schools, and neighborhoods.

Focus Statement:

Founded in 1992, El Centrito Family Learning Centers is a community based non-profit organization located in Oxnard, California. We offer bilingual educational services for low income children and families and promote the educational success English language learning families, by delivering early education, family literacy, after school, and parent leadership services.