Centro Tyrone Guzman

Mission Statement

“To contribute to the well-being and full participation of Latin@s through education and family engagement.”

Contact Information

1915 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

General Information

Alternative Name
Centro Tyrone Guzman This is the new name of the organization. Please use only this name in publications. Thank you!
Principal Staff
Roxana Linares
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
22.75 FTEs
Number of Clients
9000 unduplicated


Board Chair
Osiris Guzman
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

Centro Tyrone Guzman is the oldest Latino nonprofit in Minneapolis, and we serve more than 9,000 unique individuals each year. Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in Minnesota, and Centro Tyrone Guzman provides responsive, culturally-appropriate programs that support and empower ALL Latinos to belong and contribute to the social and economic vitality of Minnesota. Centro has two core program areas: Health & Wellness and Education. In Health & Wellness, Centro Tyrone Guzman operates the only culturally-specific Latino emergency food shelf in Minneapolis. After helping families address immediate needs, we offer programs that support and empower their long-term stability, including maternal health, family nutrition, and a Latino seniors program. Our Education programs start with Siembra Montessori – a Montessori preschool and kindergarten program – and continue through adult education. We are particularly proud of Siembra, because of its tremendous outcomes. While data suggests that on average, only 3 out of 10 children from Spanish-speaking immigrant families will be ready for kindergarten, 100% of Siembra’s children have been assessed as ready to start kindergarten at the appropriate time. Since 1974, Centro Tyrone Guzman has been committed to building mutually respectful relationships and partnerships with Latino families, community organizations, and funders. These relationships enhance and sustain positive outcomes for families, while multiplying the impact throughout our communities.
Current Goals
Goal 1. Achieve excellence by focusing on Centro Tyrone Guzman's core strengths Goal 2. Increase Centro's organizational capacity to achieve our mission Goal 3. Increase and improve use of technology throughout the entire organization Goal 4. Develop communication strategies and improve Centro Tyrone Guzman's image Specific strategies are detailed in Centro Tyrone Guzman's Action Plan.
Community or Constituency Served
Centro Tyrone Guzman partners with low-income Latino families.
Geographic Area Served
Most families that come to Centro Tyrone Guzman live in South Minneapolis, though services reach Latinos in all parts of the Twin Cities metro.


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $1,268,576 87.4%
Management $142,433 9.8%
Fundraising $40,338 2.8%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $630,142 $654,068 $569,211
Beginning of Year: $654,068 $569,211 $351,978
Difference: ($23,926) $84,857 $217,233

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