A Special Work of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul serving Latino Families in King County
Since opening Centro Rendu in Kent mid-July of 2013 the center has served hundreds of people with Spanish Literacy, Primary and Secondary Education, GED preparation, Conversational English, Computer Literacy, Emergency Assistance, Financial Literacy, Workshops on Parenting, Communication, Cultural Identity, and at-risk behavior for youth 12-18. Basic Counseling and referrals services along with Immigration Legal Counseling and Services, and Case Management in Spanish, Advocacy, Home-Visits, and other support services.
Three keys component of the Centro Rendu education and resource center for the Latino community in South King County include:
- Culture specific Case Management services where a detailed assessment tool has been implemented for relevant referrals to other service agencies and to support a successful path toward self-sufficiency for each individual and family.
- Adult Basic Education in Spanish for those with limited English Proficiency
- Legal Services (counseling, referrals, and DACA and Naturalization document preparation) with BIA Accredited representative on-site
Centro Rendu is named after Blessed Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity, who lived in France from 1786 to 1856.
She devoted her life to serve those at the margins of society. She worked in the slums of Paris during the French Revolution and after the war, she continued her mission to "Hunt Down Poverty!" With these words in her heart, she went about doing the work of mentoring students in the early 18th century, one of whom was Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She worked with compassion and her charity was inventive. She started a health clinic, a school, a pharmacy, an orphanage, and a child care center. She worked tirelessly, often to the point of ill-health, from overwork and stress. She served the people with deep conviction, and never abandoned them. She drew her strength from intense prayer and the capability to see Christ in everyone. Her work truly embodied the concept of systemic change. She believed that serving the needy required more than providing cash or in-kind assistance. She said: “We must aspire to a more complete and longer lasting benefit: study their abilities, their level of education and help them get work to help them out of their difficulties.”
We are located at 310 Central Avenue in Kent Washington.
If you would like more information about Centro Rendu or about the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul:
Call: 253-499-4245 or Email: email@example.com
Services for youth ages 12-24 years
- Working on prevention and gang intervention
- Lunch Program with boys 5th and 6th grade
- Advocating for and accompany young people in court
- Help keep young people in schools
- Referrals to job opportunities
- Decisions and Consequences - Youth class
- Parents know their rights
The Kent Education and Equity Partnership (KEEP) is a Community-School Partnership to help increase Student Achievement using a "Dual Capacity" model for Authentic Family Engagement in education.
Through funds provided by the RoadMap Project, various Community Based Organization serving families in the opportunity gap, have joined resources to address a growing need for support services that are culture specific. In partnership with the Kent School District, KEEP members and partners discuss possible new strategies and policies to address challenges and opportunity that are equitable for all students, their families and their communities.
F.A.C.E. (Familias Apoyando con la Educacion)
is Centro Rendu's elementary school program for family engagement, support services, and parent leadership education and empowerment!
To learn more about what is happening at Kent Elementary this fall CLICK HERE:
- Choices and Consequences - after school program to engage middle school and high school students in difficult conversations
- Chilling and Chatting - in-school lunch program to engage 5th & 6th graders showing signs of behavior disruptions
- Reconnect to Opportunity - Peer Connectors program for preventing drop-out and/or re-engage youth in education (ages 16-24)
- Re-Route - a whole person/whole family approach to gang prevention and intervention
- Diamond Project - Conversations about Cultural Identity, Positive Parenting, Communication Strategies for Success, Know your Rights!
To learn more about these programs and find out how you can bring these to your school please send inquiries with contact information to:
Our St. Vincent de Paul store in Kent is partnering to support the District's Reading Campaign!
Bring your reading log for a 20% discount every day until Christmas!
For information on becoming a partner with our stores for SUCCESS in EDUCATION!
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call to Serve in Spanish
- Ozanam Orientation in Spanish
- Leadership development in Spanish
- Opportunities for Twinning and volunteering
- Home visits in Kent through the Divina Providencia Conference
- Partnership Opportunities to increase coordinated responses through Case Management services
- Home Visit Training in Spanish
To inquire about referrals to Case Management Services in Spanish, please email to:
Thanks for considering giving of your time to support the Latino community!