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Latino Social Service Organizations

Latino Community Organizations in Iowa

The following non-profit organizations provide direct services and resources to the Latino community in Iowa. This is for informational purposes only, and it is not an endorsement of the organizations listed. If you have an organization to add, please contact us.

Council BluffsDes MoinesHamptonMuscatineQuad CitiesSioux CityWashingtonSTATEWIDE





Council Bluffs

Centro Latino of Iowa

  • Adult Education

  • Civic Engagement & Leadership

  • Cultural Education

  • Family Support Services

  • Immigration Legal Services

  • Interpreting & Translation Services

Ramon Calzada 

(712) 256-6009

Des Moines

Al Exito

Al Éxito provides programming that builds the leadership potential of Latino/a youth through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, and celebration of culture.

Dawn Oropeza 

(515) 480-0904

Des Moines

Hispanic Educational Resources

  • Conmigo Early Educational Center

Margarita Pizano 

(515) 242-0225

Des Moines

Latina Leadership Initiative

LLI uses a unique curriculum developed by the founders that infuses traditional leadership development training with three unique areas of focus:

  • Gender

  • Culture

  • Local impact

Fabiola Schirrmeister 

(515) 661-7122

Des Moines

Latino Center of Iowa

The Latino Center of Iowa “The Latino Center” is a physical space where the Latino community can unite, develop leadership, and share its culture and history.

(515) 635-4134

Des Moines

Latinos Unidos of Iowa

  • Community-sponsored scholarship programs for Latinos who seek higher education

  • Resource fairs that familiarize Latinos with employers and those that make a diverse workforce part of their mission

  • A forum that addresses the issues faced by Hispanics & Latinos in Iowa & that promotes a positive image for people of Latin American origin

Lena Robinson


Des Moines


  • Domestic Violence Crisis Counseling & Advocacy

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Advocacy

  • Violence Prevention Services

  • 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-866-256-7668

Melissa Cano Zelaya 

(515) 271-5060


La Luz Hispana

  • ​Citizenship Tutors

  • English Classes

  • ​Interpretation & Translation Services

  • Public ​Notary

  • Referrals to Social Services

Claudia Rivera 

(641) 812-1090


Diversity Service Center of Iowa

Educational Outreach Program

  • Consultations on Immigration issues

  • Immigration case investigations

  • Provide and prepare all immigration forms

  • Employer seminars, training and workshops on diversity

Senior Program

  • Biweekly authentic Hispanic Meal Site

  • Case Management

  • Home Visits

  • Liaison with other agencies such as:

Department of Human Services

Social Security Administration

Community Action

Muscatine County Services

Rosa Mendoza

(563) 264-8883


Muscatine County Boxing Club (MCBC)

The Muscatine County Boxing objectives for our organization are to promote and develop boxing for the benefit of amateur boxers of all ages and abilities in accordance with the standards of USA Boxing. The Muscatine County Boxing is a non- profit organization which promotes and supports activities that young people can participate in, which serves the community as a whole.

Muscatine County Boxing Club offers a positive, disciplined, and constructive boxing environment. The main goal of our boxing club is to provide guidance and counseling within a sport that teaches self-discipline and growth. Yet also to be champions and victorious in all aspects of life.

The Muscatine County Boxing is providing the tools necessary to learn and train in the sport to all the cities in the Muscatine County – West Liberty, Wilton, Conesville, Atalissa, Muscatine, Fruitland, Nichols, and Stockton.

Santos Saucedo 

(563) 554-9202

Quad Cities

Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Their mission is to support, promote and enhance the growth and success of our local businesses and to leverage the community's assets, contributions and unique Hispanic Cultural identity to generate new business.


Zenaida Landeros

(563) 214-5160

Sioux City

Mary J. Treglia Community House 

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Community Garden

  • English Classes

  • Family Services

  • Immigration Legal Services

  • Interpretation & Translation Services

  • Preschool 

(712) 258-5137


Latinos for Washington

  • Community Outreach 

  • Education 214-0502



The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

Nick Salazar  



Sigma Lambda Beta

The largest Latino-based social fraternity established on cultural understanding and wisdom. Founded on April 4, 1986 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, the organization is committed to create and expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, advance cultural awareness and service while influencing its mission amongst all dedicated collegiate men worldwide. SLB prides itself in its vast multicultural membership as we believe in the fairness, opportunity, and equality of all men without regard to their race, color, or ethnic background.

Xavier Romano, Executive Director 

(319) 242-7540