El Centrito Family Learning Centers is a grassroots, community organization dedicated to the belief that every child and every family deserves opportunities to reach their greatest potential. El Centrito opened its doors in 1992 through collaboration with passionate Ventura County leaders and families who supported in assessing community needs and crafting our inaugural services. Over the last 24 years, El Centrito’s leadership has maintained this collaborate, grassroots spirit and has expanded services that form a holistic array of educational and leadership opportunities that work to eliminate root causes of academic disparities and poverty in our communities. In Ventura County, El Centrito inspires hope for families working to exit and end cycles of poverty by offering high quality, innovative and linguistically and culturally resonant services. Our interlinked programs create a supportive pipeline of educational and leadership opportunities that work to set students and families on a positive trajectory that leads to academic and career success.