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The Avance Center for the Advancement of Immigrant/Refugee Health is supported by the following organizations and companies that share a commitment to the health and well-being of immigrant communities. If you are interested in becoming a partner at the Center, please email


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

In 2002 The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) first established centers of excellence in partnerships for community outreach, research on health disparities, and training, commonly known as NCMHD P20 Centers. The Avance Center is one of these. The Center is grateful for NIH NCMHD with our mission and goals.


Latin American Youth Centers

MMYC-LogoSeveral years ago, the Latin American Youth Centers‘ (LAYC) families and staff began moving to the Maryland suburbs and Washington metropolitan inner suburbs. LAYC began the process of expanding services to these areas. In the summer of 2005, in partnership with the Democracy Collaborative of the University of Maryland and Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville, LAYC offered its first program at the Maryland Multi-Cultural Youth Centers (MMYC). Since then, LAYC/MMYC has grown to serve over 1,000 youth per year through four sites in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties (Silver Spring, Germantown, Langley Park and Riverdale). MMYC staff participate in community executive boards, task forces and community dialogues, and support community events. MMYC is proud to be part of the fabric of these communities in Maryland, partnering with schools, county government agencies, other community-based groups, faith-based groups, and colleges and universities.


The Rivera Group

The Rivera Group provides both qualitative and quantitative research services in Spanish, English, French, Amharic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Tigrinya. Services include research design, development, and implementation, participant recruitment and compensation, and report writing.


Equity Management

Equity Management offers professional management services for residential and commercial properties. It has a variety of apartments located throughout the Washington metropolitan area, including Langley Park, Maryland.


Puentes GW

Members work to integrate the university with community organizations, schools, and residents through a shared commitment to the improvement of access to education and the right to a dignified quality of life, without discrimination, marginalization, or shame. It embraces a diverse, multilingual and multicultural community and promotes the benefits and gifts of bilingualism in the community.


Public Service Grant Commission

Founded in 2009, the Public Service Grant Commission is the GW Center for Civic Engagement’s social innovation fund supporting GW students’ entrepreneurial passions for stimulating change and delivering solutions through student-led service projects and initiatives in partnership with Washington, DC area organizations.


The Center for Health & Health Care in Schools

The mission of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is to promote children’s health and school success by advancing school-connected programs, policies and systems.


Leveling the Playing Fieldsoccer LPF

Thank you to Leveling the Playing Field for their generous support of the first Adelante youth soccer team! The organization puts sports equipment in the hands of those less fortunate by donating used sports equipment. LPF donated cleats, shinguards, soccer balls, and practice jerseys to our youth!

The Metropolitan Washington Council of GovernmentsMWCOG-horiz_2Lines_RGB-v14

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is an independent, nonprofit association that brings area leaders together to address major regional issues in the District of
Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. COG’s membership is comprised of 300 elected officials from 22 local governments, the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and U.S. Congress.


Regional Primary Care

The Regional Primary Care Coalition (RPCC) is an active collaboration and learning community of health philanthropies and primary care provider coalitions serving the region’s low income residents in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland. RPCC is committed to reducing health disparities and advancing health equity in the region; improving the health
status of the region’s residents; and fostering the creation of coordinated, patient-centered systems of community-based primary care that make excellent, affordable, and linguistically and culturally appropriate health services available to all across the region.


Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is a community of 17,000 physicians committed to providing excellent care today, which leads to healthier tomorrows. From cancer and cardiology to high blood pressure andKP logo stroke, the excellent care they provide for these conditions and others leads to better outcomes for our patients.


Crossroads Community Food NetworkCCFN square logo1

Crossroads Community Food Network’s mission is to improve access to fresh, local, healthy food through innovative programs and models mutually supportive of those who grow our food and those who eat it. While our models are replicated in communities throughout the country, our primary focus is on the residents of Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads, a diverse, largely immigrant area at the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County border. We run Crossroads Farmers Market, the Fresh Checks Program, a Healthy Eating Farm to School Program and Crossroads Microenterprise Training Program and commercial kitchen.


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CentroNía is a nationally recognized, multicultural learning community with a pioneering approach to bilingual education. While offering a welcoming environment that encourages intellectual adventure, CentroNía’s dynamic curriculum thrives to engage the whole family by providing guidance in each step of the way for children, youth, and parents to achieve their goals. Programs include Early Childhood Education, Food and Wellness, Family Support, Out of School Time Programs, and the CentroNía Institute.


Langley Park Multi-Service Center: Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative

The Langley Park Multi-Service Center provides a variety of services to assist families in need. It’s a one stop shop for the community’s health and wellness needs!


CASA of Maryland

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Maryland League of Conservation Voters