Our History

El Concilio, an affiliate of UnidosUS, is a non-profit community based organization offering a variety of services across eight departments to high-risk youth, infants, families, and adults representing, primarily, the Hispanic population of the Central Valley.

WE BUILD LADDERS TO SUCCESS FOR THE FUTURE

Every year, El Concilio impacts the lives of over 25,000 families from all cultural backgrounds throughout California’s Central Valley – from expectant mothers to seniors, immigrants to job seekers, and preschoolers to families in need – making it possible for them to achieve their dreams.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH A COMMITMENT THAT CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

El Concilio is the largest Latino-based, non-profit agency in California’s Central Valley and premier social services provider to the region’s underserved, working low-income and at-risk Central Valley communities.

Founded in 1968 as one of the nation’s first civil rights institutions for migrant workers, El Concilio’s mission has been consistent with the purpose of “empowering diverse communities in California’s Central Valley.”

A nationally-recognized leader for five decades, El Concilio has grown to become the Central Valley’s heart and home for those wishing to achieve a better life serving over 75,000 individuals annually across an eleven-site network that includes nine preschools, three community centers, two immigration centers, our senior services center, job readiness centers, family wellness and our behavioral health center. In keeping with our founding mission services are provided to all who enter our doors.

ALL GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS REQUIRE TIME AND A HELPING HAND.

Through our departments and expansive bilingual services meeting the needs of all generations, El Concilio’s professional, experienced and knowledgeable staff understand that people, once empowered to help themselves, become significant assets to the community at large, and in turn empower others.

WE STAND PROUD WITH THE CENTRAL VALLEY KNOWING WE ARE BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.

With the aim of helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and social integration through education, training, legal services, workshops, counseling, and outreach and education for 50 years.

El Concilio’s expansive services, programs, and initiatives seek to meet the needs of our community today and tomorrow. The enclosed information on our departments is an overview of the services available at El Concilio.

WE STAND PROUD WITH THE CENTRAL VALLEY KNOWING WE ARE BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.

With the aim of helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and social integration through education, training, legal services, workshops, counseling, and outreach and education for 50 years.

El Concilio’s expansive services, programs, and initiatives seek to meet the needs of our community today and tomorrow.