Centro Corona

June 10, 2019

Somos NY is pleased to announce that 15% of the proceeds of Spring ‘19 pt. 2 will be used to buy art supplies for the kids at Centro Corona.

Centro Corona, formerly IMI Corona, is a community center based in Corona, Queens that offers free workshops on political education, popular art and dance, support in crisis situations and general community engagement towards self-determination. Since 2013, Centro Corona is sustained and operated through the work of volunteer leaders in the community. It’s an intergenerational space run by and in service of immigrant working-class families of mixed immigration status, and individuals from Corona and other nearby neighborhoods such as Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.

In late 2018, they unexpectedly lost their first home base. In December 2018 they were able to relocate to a new building that quickly became home. The monthly rent jumped from $1800 a month to $3800, and need your support to keep the space. They aim to raise $60,000, the minimum amount needed to cover the rent and maintenance of the building for a full year. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/centrocorona to read more about it and make a donation if you can.