To provide social and economic development
services for low and moderate income residents
of Hartford, Connecticut.
MURAL TITULADO"The Human Condition" 1974
By renowned international painter Carlos Hernández Chávez
in vestibule of San Juan Center.
The San Juan Center
SJC serves the Latino population in the Greater Hartford region by:
being attentive to the various opportunities and pressing needs challenging the community
and by developing and implementing programs (often in collaboration with other private or public agencies) that address those needs and opportunities
San Juan Center provides essential public services including educational and employment programs(focused around, but not limited to computer literacy training), an active information and referral service that help clients find solutions to various health, housing, human service and crisis counseling needs. In addition to owning the building at 1283 Main Street, which houses our headquarters, we also built and now manage both a 36-unit Senior Housing Complex on Belden St. and a Thrift Store on Main Street, that address the most basic needs of the community.
The San Juan Center provides programming for our constituency within three different (expanding) service areas. We serve the Latino residents of our neighborhood. Clay Arsenal (particularly with our elderly and our Thrift Store operations) the Latino residents of Hartford, including Clay Arsenal (particularly with our education and employment programming) the Latino residents of the Capitol Region, including Clay Arsenal and Hartford (particularly with our Information and Referral program).
The San Juan Center, Inc. SJC, was founded in 1971, as a bi-lingual, multi-service agency, designed to develop and provide programs in social services, employment training, housing, access to healthcare, arts and culture and to engage in business development on behalf of the Puerto Rican/Latino population in Hartford.
Major Programs and Services
We currently provide four different types of funded public service programs for the benefit of the community.