In late 2012 El Centro learned Mary Lou Jaramillo, past CEO/President would retire at the end of 2013.

We at El Centro felt compelled to honor Mary Lou in a special way. Within the many educational, social and economic programs we offer, she had a special passion for our Academy for Children (AFC). This fully accredited dual language (Spanish and English) preschool provides an excellent foundation for learning and growth. The AFC has provided educational excellence for over 20 years. Our children enter their Kindergarten year making a positive impact and ready to learn.

Most of the families require subsidies to assist with tuition for our program.  These may include Head Start or DCF childcare subsidies but for those that do not qualify, we work to help with keeping their child at the Center.  We need additional resources to keep our school the vibrant force in the community.

With this need El Centro has created the Mary Lou Jaramillo Scholarship Fund. Gifts will be the critical element in allowing our most vulnerable children to attend the AFC and receive El Cento’s strong life changing foundation for future success. Please help El Centro’s children by honoring Mary Lou with a financial gift!

Contact Irene Caudillo at icaudillo@elcentroinc.com for information and/or a tour of the AFC!