The St. Vincent de Paul/Centro Rendu program has opened a new office to serve more neighbors in the new Sunset Neighborhood Center, previously Renton Highlands Library, located at 2902 NE 12th Street, Suite #102, in Renton. The new office opened in late October 2020.

Susana Manriquez, shown in the photo, proudly displays SVdP Totes given away by Centro Rendu at the grand opening of the new office location at the Sunset Neighborhood Center in Renton.

The Centro Rendu (SVdP) office is in a partnership with HealthPoint, the Renton Housing Authority, Valley Cities, and Neighborhood House.

Centro Rendu has been serving Latino families in South King County since 2013. The program provides support systems for Hispanic immigrant families through education services, leadership, family support, and development programs for children and students. Centro Rendu has been serving over 1,100 Latino families and individuals annually since it opened seven years ago. Click here to learn more about Centro Rendu

One of the main features of the Centro Rendu program is an “educational resource center for the Latino community” in South King County. This service provides a variety of educational programs for Latino families, including providing students with training that prepares them for work. This includes work preparation skills and behaviors that are important and necessary for any job. These skills are sometimes called “employability skills.”

“Our Centro Rendu program has a covenant with our Latino neighbors. We have a social bond inherited from our founders and woven into our traditions that compel us to advocate for their self-worth and wellbeing. We do hundreds of home visits where we listen, respond and feel their fear and loss,” said Mirya Muñoz-Roach, Executive Director of SVdP.