Casa Central (Chicago, IL)


  • Name:Mrs. Ann Alvarez
  • Title:President & CEO

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Casa Central
  • Address:1343 North California Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:773-645-2300
  • Main fax:773-645-2335

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  • Mission:
  • Casa Central transforms lives and strengthens communities with a special focus on Hispanics. Our network of services propels a diverse population of all ages toward self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.

  • Overview:
  • For over 50 years, Casa Central has met the demands of Chicago’s growing Hispanic population by providing quality social services that empower individuals and families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. The agency is committed to building a strong community, across life stages and generations by offering bilingual and bicultural services in three main areas: children and youth, individuals and families, and seniors. Through our comprehensive network of programs and services, Casa Central serves nearly 20,000 individuals and families from throughout Chicago’s northwest neighborhoods and southwest areas surrounding Archer Heights.

  • History:
  • Casa Central was established in 1954 by a multi-denominational group of churches to assist a growing population of Hispanics in adjusting to life in Chicago's inner city. In 1964, Rev. Daniel Alvarez began his 25-year tenure as Casa Central’s President, organizing the agency’s first Board of Directors and incorporating the agency in 1968. Rev. Alvarez’ leadership and advocacy brought public and private support, allowing the agency to expand its services to include outreach and supportive services for children and youth, seniors, and homeless families. In the spring of 1989, Rev. Alvarez was appointed to the position of Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, and the Board of Directors began the search for a President. Ann R. Alvarez assumed the Presidency in 1989 and continues to lead what has become the largest Hispanic social service agency in the Midwest.

  • Year established:1954
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:574


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:36-2728618

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:362728618
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:1343 N CALIFORNIA AVE
  • Organization City:CHICAGO
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60622-2803
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1972
  • 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):561, 566, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships), Job training, counseling, or assistance, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P200
  • Asset Amount:$7,921,537
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$17,884,589
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$17,666,826
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:20:55 pm

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