Centro Latino provides a Christian response to critical needs of Latinos in Catawba Valley and seeks to bridge the cultural gap between Spanish and non-Spanish speaking members of our community through education, advocacy and outreach programs. We support the ministry with financial donations as well as by providing weekly transportation for middle school students to travel from school to the Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) after school program at Centro Latino. Church members serve on the board of directors and our art class has contributed donated art work for Centro Latino fundraisers. Volunteers are always welcome in the Abriendo Puertas program. Spanish is not required. The executive director is Marie Connelly. For more information contactwww.centrolatinohickory.com.