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.
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.