The Board of Directors of the Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos (CCLU) announced in early May that the organization has moved from the First Baptist Church, Pottstown, to Zion’s United Church of Christ at 209 Chestnut Street. The only Pottstown-based non-profit grassroots organization addressing the needs of Latino children, youth and families, CCLU is fully operational at its new location and offering its after school program from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

In signing the agreement of occupancy on May 1, Pastor Austin Chinault, II, stated “We are very excited about partnering in this new relationship of ministry and service to the people of God in our community.  We believe and pray this is a sacred relationship and opportunity to work together for the purposes and love of God in Pottstown and around the world.”

“On behalf of the CCLU Board of Directors, we are so fortunate to have entered this new relationship and moved successfully to our new location. We are grateful to ZION’s UCC, Pastor Austin and the church’s Consistory for their extraordinary welcome and embrace of the Latino Community” said board president Edie Shean-Hammond.

CCLU’s mission is to bridge American and Latino cultures in the greater Pottstown Area and to connect families with needed educational, recreational, legal and health services. In addition to its after-school program, CCLU is planning a full week summer camp and the 8th Latin Festival slated for September 23.

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