Centro Latino for Literacy (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Name:Mari Riddle
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Centro Latino for Literacy
  • Address:1709 W. 8th St., Suite A
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:213.483.7753

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:213.235.9990

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Centro Latino for Literacy (Centro Latino) transforms people, communities, and societies by making literacy accessible.

  • History:
  • Centro Latino was formed in 1991 by a group of volunteers to address the pressing need for basic literacy instruction among immigrant Latinos. Then as now, most non-literate Spanish speakers would enroll in English classes, find them too difficult, and after struggling to keep up without success, drop out. The Institute for Work and the Economy issued a 2006 report, The Integration of Immigrants in the Workplace, stating that an estimated 32 percent of adults enrolled in ESL classes lack basic literacy skills in their native language, making them “slower in learning a second language than their literate counterparts.” Centro Latino bridges the gap by teaching them first to read and write in Spanish. This approach builds the foundational reading and writing skills – and the confidence – to learn English and to pursue other educational and personal goals as well.

  • Year established:1991
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:95-4324579

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:954324579
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% N POPULAR
  • Organization Address:10718 WHITE OAK AVE
  • Organization City:GRANADA HILLS
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:91344-4628
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1996
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):320
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B95Z
  • Asset Amount:$119,499
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$26,894
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$26,894
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:45:28 pm

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