Our organization began
with a group of student and community activists in 1967.

Today we provide the opportunity for low-income people to learn the skills and develop
the resources necessary to become self-sufficient, offering a hand-up rather than a hand-out.

Nominate an outstanding Latino Teacher for the Esperanza Award

Our areas of focus are Economic Development, Education, Integrated Health & Human Services, and Housing.

  • Economic Development: The economic development division provides business lending, commercial development, neighborhood revitalization, and financial empowerment.

  • Education: Our education priority focus encompasses programs such as Head Start, charter schools, prevention, leadership workshops and academic enrichment programs.

  • Social Services: Our social service programs include behavioral health, domestic violence shelter and prevention, emergency assistance, elder services, legal immigration counseling, HIV, individual and family counseling, women’s health, employment training and drug and alcohol rehabilitation and prevention.

  • Community Development (Housing): The housing component encompasses all types of housing development, property management, client counseling, and other pertinent services.

Latest community updates


Nomination forms are now available for the 18th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards. Winners receive a $5,000 cash award and a stipend to go to their school or classroom. Nominate a teacher today!
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CPLC United Healthcare myCommunity Connect

CPLC and UnitedHealthcare have launched the myCommunity Connect Center, uniting a variety of health and community services through nonprofit and government providers under one roof to provide integrated, holistic services to the community.
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President Barack Obama Visits CPLC Affordable Housing Community

PHOENIX (January 8, 2015) — Before U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro arrived at Central High School to deliver a major announcement on homeownership this morning, they stopped – the only stop other than the speech location – at a Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) affordable housing community subdivision. Tell me more.


Don't Leave Them Behind

“Them” are family, friends, and valuable members of the community who are at risk to lose everything. For a limited time only, please join CPLC as we attempt to raise $100,000 to help 215 of “them.” Your donation will pay their application fee and enable “them” to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and legally stay in the United States for at least two more years so that they can continue as productive, valuable members of society. Help "Them."

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