Building the Beloved Community Gala


Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022
Live event at the Washington State Convention Center, and Free Online Streaming

Celebrate 50 triumphant years of El Centro de la Raza with us at our annual Building the Beloved Community Gala on October 8th, 2022. It has been an honor to spend the last half-century dedicating our work towards serving our community, and we have so many people that we are grateful to. We want to dedicate this momentous anniversary year to:

  • Pioneers of social change, including advocates for mutli-racial unity, shepherds of anti-war movements, local faith communities, volunteers, and activists
  • The people who originally occupied the old Beacon Hill school in the name of dignity and for a better life for the Latino community
  • Our generous supporters from all walks of life, who have made it possible for us to continue our work, from 1972 to this present day

It is an honor to still be here today providing critical services, life-changing opportunities, developing resiliency, and hope. We are so fortunate to not only be surviving, but thriving, with all thanks due to our incredible community of supporters, donors, residents, and staff.

Please call (206) 957-4649 or email events@elcentrodelaraza.org for more information.

Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 for our 50th Anniversary Building the Beloved Community Gala and take part in an exciting live event that raises funds for vital programs and services that benefit more than 21,000 individuals and families across our region. The evening also includes the presentation of our Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards & Scholarships. Registration will become available later this year.

Please call (206) 957-4649 or email events@elcentrodelaraza.org for more information.

2022 Quick Links:

Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Awards:

View our 2021 award winners here! El Centro de la Raza’s principal founder was Roberto Maestas who dedicated his life to building Dr. King’s Beloved Community through multi-racial unity. He deeply believed that poverty, racism and social inequity could only be eradicated if people of all races and backgrounds came together to do so. It is in honor of Roberto and his legacy that the Roberto Felipe Maestas Legacy Award will recognize two individuals who have exemplified building the Beloved Community through multi-racial unity, and working to eliminate poverty, racism and social inequity. El Centro de la Raza will celebrate them and their contributions by making a $1,000 gift in their name to an organization of their choice.

Mil Gracias for supporting El Centro de la Raza!

Cooking Classes


At this time, all La Cocina Cooking Classes have been cancelled until further notice. 

All funds raised through La Cocina Cooking Classes go to benefit El Centro de la Raza’s Senior Nutrition Wellness Program. If you would like to make a donation to the program, please click here.

We appreciate your understanding during this time.

POSTPONED: 3/21 Picadillo, Tortillas and Empanadas

POSTPONED: 4/18 Ceviche & Churros

Are you interested in becoming an instructor for a future class? Email Ariana Dorshkind at events@elcentrodelaraza.org.

For volunteer opportunities, please email Mandela Gardner at volunteer@elcentrodelaraza.org

Location: 

Centilia Cultural Center Kitchen

El Centro de la Raza

1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St

Seattle, WA 98144

Space is limited – sign up now! You can also register by calling (206) 957-4649 or email events@elcentrodelaraza.org.