Provided direct services to 1,762 service recipients

Provided 882 families with six hours of Homebuyer Education class instruction and a minimum of two hours of one-on-one counseling to assist them in preparing them for purchasing a home. Ninety two (92) families have completed the process of purchasing a home.

Provided vocational training to 160 students.

One hundred five (105) students completed the 150- hour air conditioning repair program and fifty-five (55) students completed the 300 hour residential electricity wiring program.

The Latino Learning Center, Inc.

Founded in October 1979

The Latino Learning Center, Inc. was founded in October 1979 when it acquired as a gift a dilapidated 21,300 square foot building. Private donations funded the initial building remodeling and educational programs were initiated in 1983. Additional building renovations were completed in 1999 with a grant from the City of Houston. Annually an average of 450 adults receives training in the various vocational and educational programs. In 1985 the Latino Learning Center became the first Hispanic community agency to developed HUD assisted housing for the low-income elderly.
Speech from Secretary Hilda Solis to the Latino Learning Center
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Message from the CEO:

This year promises new opportunities for the Latino Learning Center to serve our community. Optimism is the New Year’s norm and everything is now possible. Our Senior Activities and Health Center is now open and serving low-income seniors and disabled adults. New partnerships have resulted in additional classes in residential electricity for unemployed low-income persons qualifying for training through the Texas Workforce Commission.

Now that the financial mortgage markets are opening up, we are seeing an uptick in the number of students enrolling in our home buyer education program which most lenders are requiring before making a loan. This is also a positive sign that things are getting better as more Houstonians are looking to invest in our communities.

This year the Latino Learning Center is planning a new and different approach to housing the elderly. We are in the process of planning and developing a multi-generation housing community where the elderly family will live on the bottom floor and the supporting family will live on the top floor. We believe this prototype housing model will add to the stability of our modern family unit where the elderly are living longer and require care and support from their children.

We are also excited about our annual gala which over the past three (3) years has resulted in great success. From early indications, this year promises to be the best gala we have staged to date and we are looking forward to participation from all segments of our community.

Rodolfo Gonzalez