Centro de Apoyo Familiar

EIN: 26-0452137

Mission Statement

Transform communities through economic, social and educational empowerment in collaboration with community and faith-based organizations.

Program Summary

The Asset Building Department provides programs that focus on empowering individuals and their families with the knowledge on how to begin, retain, and construct assets. These programs emphasize on the importance of homeownership and the use of sound money management practices to address housing and financial issues to retain housing stability and to plan for long-term financial success and wealth building.

Community transformation Program: CAF partners with community organizations and faith-based organizations that are members of CAF’s Connectors Network to implement the community programs we offer. CAF uses a very successful train the trainer model in which members from the different communities we serve are trained by CAF to become health educators called Promoters. CAF promoters once trained, provide educational workshops to their communities.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality: The purpose of this program is to create healthy homes and neighborhoods by improving the quality of air and empowering the community with information and resources about environmental and/or public health issues through educational workshops, community cleaning events and Asthmas prevention health fairs at targeted neighborhoods.
  • Climate Change & Clean Energy: Throughout this program, CAF has successfully trained community leaders and organizers to increase their capacity to engage, educate, organize, and mobilize their communities to increase their knowledge on climate change and clean energy adoption strategies. 
  • Water Management: This Program allows CAF to train and educate members of the community about stormwater and available reimbursement programs by training families and youth with a strong connection to the environmental health movement.
  • Recycling: The purpose of this program is to educate about the benefits of recycling and promote practical ways to do it at home in the communities we serve as a way to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and contribute to air quality.  
  • Leadership Development: This program includes a set of activities that prepare current and future leaders to effectively play their role inenvironmental conservation. Currently, CAF conducts programs to train Youth ECO-Promoters, who acquire the tools necessary to lead the emerging generation on climate change issues. CAF is also a co-anchor of coalitions such as the Mid Atlantic Justice Coalition, where it works to find solutions that address economic needs, toxic hazards and community health; and the Salon Wellness Coalition, which emerged in late 2023 as an initiative to facilitate informed decisions regarding health and safety, thereby promoting a culture of wellness within the salon industry.
  • Capacity Building: CAF, together with the University of Maryland, is carrying out two initiatives, TCTAC and MATCH, aimed at developing and strengthening the skills, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to adapt to the changes that climate and environmental justice knowledge imply. 

Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) brings you comprehensive virtual English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, tailored to fit your learning journey. Take control of your future with our flexible program designed for beginners, intermediates, and advanced learners.

Centro de Apoyo Familiar (CAF) empowers you with our comprehensive Digital Literacy Training Program, offered right within your community at our convenient Community Transformation Hubs. This is a comprehensive training program with 10 training modules and built-in practice exercises to help you apply what you learn.

Impact Statement

Through its services and programs, Centro de Apoyo Familiar reached and impacted over 25,000 low to moderate-income families annually. Specifically through the programs and services listed above.

What ways can the public get involved?

We continue to encourage community involvement through offering meaningful careers, volunteer opportunities, exciting events and through the participation of number of community events where CAF can extremely benefit from.  

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

CAF will use your donation to be applied to a number of the programs that CAF currently offers and that is more appealing to you. CAF also benefits from you donation to support our general operation and to build capacity in many areas of the organizations.

Information provided March 2024