The CCS Farmworker Center provides a welcoming place for Skagit Valley Indigenous/Latinx families to connect with educational and community resources and receive support to become effective advocates for their community’s needs. The Farmworker Center also provides a venue for cultural expression, enabling the entire community to benefit through the creation and exhibition of artistic works and celebrations.
Due to COVID-19 some activities are on hold. COVID-19 response includes emergency services and financial assistance. Please check back for updated services.
Farmworker Center Services
Farmworker Center staff speak English, Spanish and Mixteco
Adult Education Center
- Classes in basic Spanish literacy, primary and secondary education
- Literacy classes for all levels
- Teachers and volunteers offer help each step of the way
- Participants can obtain their primary and secondary education certificates directly from Mexico upon completion of studies at the Plaza Comunitaria.
BASIC ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
- Computer classes
- Finance classes
- Sewing classes
- Cultural Events and Celebrations
- Art Exhibits
- Youth Group for Children in Elementary and Middle School
LEADERSHIP CLASSES & ACTIVITIES
- Leadership classes
- Meetings with legislators
- Discuss concerns for the Indigenous/Latinx community and lift up the voice of the Farmworker community
HELP & RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
- Rental and utility assistance related to impact of COVID-19 (eligibility requirements)
- Small, one-time financial assistance to stabilize Indigenous/Latinx households
- Resource and service referrals
- Referrals for legal services related to immigration including Catholic Immigration Legal Services and Tenant and Family Law
- Baby baskets and baby showers for new parents
- Diapers for babies at Immaculate Conception Church (Mount Vernon) distribution. Please call Farmworker Center for more information.
ART STUDIO FOR CHILDREN
Lead by talented experienced local artists
- Children develop their creativity and learn how to express themselves through art
- They learn leadership skills
- They participate in fun afterschool activities
A collaboration between Catholic Community Services – Northwest and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).