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Latino/Hispanic | support in Spokane, WA

  • The percentage of Hispanic and Latino population in Spokane County has grown from 4.5% in 2010 to 5% in 2013.  The total Spokane County population was measured at 479,398 in 2013.  (U.S. Census Bureau)

  • There are about 55 million Hispanics in the U.S.  They account for more than half the U.S. population growth from 2000-2010.  By 2060, it is expected there will be 119 million Hispanics, making up nearly 29% of the population.  ("Hispanic buying power offers target for ads," by Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press, September 18, 2015; Census Bureau) 
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Azteca Investigations and Interpreting
Larry Valadez
1521 N. Argonne, Ste C-15
Spokane Valley, WA  99212
(509) 499-3812
Meeting your needs in Spanish and English.

Catholic Charities
Assistance with citizenship and residency requirements and applications
707 N. Cedar St., Spokane, WA
Greg Cunningham
(509) 455-6190


Free legal services for low-income people in non-criminal matters.
Coordinated legal education, advice, and referral system. A program of the Northwest Justice Project
1-888-201-1014 toll free
1-888-201-9737 TDD
1-888-387-7111 People age 60 and over

College Financial Aid guidance


Eastern Washington University Chicano Education Program
The mission of Eastern Washington University’s Chicano Education Program is to actively contribute towards enhancing the opportunity and participation of Chicanos/Latinos in higher education.
This mission is achieved by actively recruiting and supporting Chicano/Latino students to have a positive and successful academic career
Dr. Carlos S. Maldonado, Program Director
(509) 359-2404

Hate Incident Response Team of Spokane (HIRTS)
An all-volunteer organization committed to providing support for victims of hate incidents.
Support of hate victims in crisis. To report a hate crime, call the Spokane Police Department Crime
Check Line at (509) 456-2233.
PO Box 222, Spokane, WA 99210-0222
HIRTS Help Line: (509) 459-3626

Hispanic American Society
This organization consists of active duty personnel and their dependents assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base, retired military personnel, civilian personnel and other interested citizens.

Hispanic Business Professional Association Scholarship Program
The HBPA awards scholarships each year to Hispanic high school seniors in partnership with the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Recipients are honored each year during the annual Hispanic Graduate Celebration/Ceremony
Yvonne Montoya Zamora, Scholarship/Graduation Celebration Chair
(509) 927-9012

Hispanic/Latino Resource Center (El Centro de Spokane)

El Centro de  Spokane is a non-profit community service agency, established to serve the region’s Spanish speaking citizens. El Centro provides general community information in Spanish for assisting the area’s rapidly growing Hispanic population with issues of transition. Resource information topics
include state and federal social service programs, employment and educational opportunities, plus health and legal service referrals. In addition to community service and agency referrals, the Center sponsors community educational seminars. Volunteer orientation and training available.
El Centro is located in East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St., Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 625-6699 or e-mail bilingualpress@icehouse.net

Immigration Issues
World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Services
1522 N. Washington Street, Suite 204
Spokane, WA   99201
(509) 321-0327
Vanessa Nelsen, Managing Attorney
Immigration legal assistance with DACA, citizenship, green cards and family petitions.

Office of Washington Senator Maria Cantwell
Constituent Services Washington, DC
717 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3441

Constituent Services Spokane
920 W. Riverside, Suite 697
Spokane, WA 99210
(509) 353-2507

Constituent Services Seattle
915 Second Avenue, Suite 3206
Seattle, WA 98174
(206) 220-6400
Inland Northwest Community Services
Sponsors reading and math tutoring program for youth in collaboration with Gonzaga University School of Education. Outreach to Hispanic community.
11006E 22nd Avenue, Spokane, WA 99206
Contact Andrew Holguin, (509) 922-6623 or 998-7752

KMBI 1330 AM
Spanish radio station. 
Contemporary music and sermons in Spanish.
More than 93% of Hispanics age 18 to 34 listen to the radio each week for more than 11 hours, according to Nielsen. 

La Prensa Bilingue
Monthly Hispanic newspaper printed in English and Spanish
Maria Alvarez Gaines/Troy Gaines, Editors & Publishers
(509) 483-2523

LaRaza Latina
Gonzaga University Student Group
Anna Gonzales, Advisor
(509) 323-4069

Los Vigiles
Popular local trio with family members Ricardo, Joe and Christina Vigil.
Traditional Mexican favorites to contemporary tempos
Joe Vigil
(509) 226-1981

Perciba Incorporated
Natural Language Training in Spanish & English for business, travel, personal enrichment, & employment.     Language assessment and certification for 
employment purposes in Spanish and English.
Eric Anderson and Marta Reyes
(509) 327-8064

Reading & Math Tutoring Class
Sponsored by the Gonzaga University School of Education
For class schedule, call Andy Holguin
(509) 922-6623

Salsa Spokane

Committed to developing and promoting Latino entertainment in the Spokane area
Susanna Lopez, (509) 838-1950 or Susana@salsaspokane.com

Spokane School District 82 - Equity Office

Vickie Countryman, Director
(509) 354-5953

Spokane Hispanic Business Professional Association
Non-profit, association of Spokane area Hispanic professionals, businesses, educators, and other community members interested in business and civic issues. HBPA’s purpose is to promote and serve Hispanic cultural, business and professional interests in the greater Spokane area. HBPA meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, Spokane Valley. Meeting location may change when necessary due to special events.
President, Joni Riojas Hubbard

Spokane International Translation

104 S. Freya (Tapio Center)
Spokane, WA
(509) 327-8064
They provide oral or written interpreters and translations of 47 languages.  They serve the legal, medical and business community, offering to translate documents and providing interpreters.  They also aid in the communication process between people from a foreign country and the manner in which the United States functions.

St. Joseph Parish

Spanish mass conducted every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Also provides cultural outreach opportunities for the Hispanic Community
Deacon Chalo Martinez
(509) 927-9827

Thin Air Community Radio
Thin Air will soon provide programming to diverse communities and unserved or underserved groups and provide a forum for neglected, progressive perspectives on important local, national and global issues, reflecting values of peace, social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, democracy, multiculturalism, freedom of expression and social change. Lupito Flores, Coordinator
Spokane, WA
(509) 747-3807

Washington Hispanic Affairs Commissioner, Spokane
Chair, Yvonne Lopez Morton
(509) 354-7290 or (509) 599-1177
Official website: (not available)

Washington Human Rights Commission

The Mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to eliminate and prevent discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of partnerships with the community.
Spokane District Office
Rock Point Plaza III
1330 N. Washington ST., Suite 2460
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 568-3196 or visit http://www.hum.wa.gov
World Relief Spokane Immigration Legal Services
1522 N. Washington Street, Suite 204
Spokane, WA   99201
(509) 321-0327
Vanessa Nelsen, Managing Attorney
Immigration legal assistance with DACA, citizenship, green cards and family petitions.


    Eastern Washington University Chicano Education Program
    Economic development and business opportunities for Hispanics

    Latino/a Educational Achievement Project

    Latino entertainment

    League of United Latin American Citizens


    Mexican Consul, Seattle, WA

    News for and about Pacific NW Hispanics


    News for Hispanics

    Office of Secondary Education for Migrant Youth


    Perciba Incorporated (Translations and Language Classes)

    Scholarships available in US for Hispanic students

    Smithsonian Latino Collections

    Washington Commission on Hispanic Affairs

    Washington State Hispanic Calendar of Events

    Washington Latino Business Association

    Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Migrant/Bilingual Education Program

    (updated 2015 - Yvonne Lopez-Morton (509) 354-7290 or yvonnelm@asisna.com)