Annual Report 2021-2022
What an incredible year!
We celebrated El Centro’s 45th anniversary of service, not with any big splash or celebration, but many wonderful experiences that increased our exposure and enabled us to further our progress.
We saw growth and remained focused on ensuring those still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic be fully supported, inspired by our community’s resilience and their motivation to succeed. Progress has started and we recognize that sustaining this over the long term will depend on consistent performance, quality service and the support of all of you- our partners.
Highlights were many but let me remind you of some incredible things that happened!
- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman visited our Academy for Children. We shared our work and they participated in a charla (chat) with members of our community, raising their voices.
- We were recognized by the 15 and Mahomies Foundation as one of 15 organizations making a difference in our community!
- We purchased, renovated, and held a ribbon cutting of our Johnson County office in Olathe with such support and fanfare including a mariachi band and tours of the facility. We felt the love and welcomed in our new satellite office!
- Our $45 for 45th Anniversary campaign was successful!
I could go on and continue to reflect on this anniversary year, but ask we pause to recommit ourselves, in ways large and small, to continue our journey. As we prepare for a new future, we continue to reinforce our commitment to further strengthen our community and uplift the voices of those we serve
Finally, I would like to thank staff, partners, funders and the community for their support and commitment through the last year and I look forward to what promises to be an exciting 2022-2023.