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El Centro to Host United Way 'Chat' in Spanish

Louis Negrón, Chief Executive Officer for United Way of Transylvania County, discusses local United Way programs with Lelia Graham during a recent ‘Community Chat’ session.

El Centro Comunitario Hispano-Americano (El Centro) invites the public to meet Louis Negrón, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) for informal conversations in Spanish on Saturday, April 13, 10-11 a.m. The chat takes place at El Centro, located at 249 East Main Street in Brevard.

Conversations will center on the local United Way—where it is and where it should grow to address community needs. The goal is to build connections around common goals, as seen by diverse community members.

“As a United Way partner agency, El Centro is proud to host this conversation event in Spanish at our community center. We are always looking for ways to help cultural integration and understanding for the families of the students we tutor,” said Rodrigo Vargas, Executive Director of El Centro.

There will be other informal conversation events at various locations throughout the county. Details will be announced separately.

To arrange a “Community Chat’ in your neighborhood, contact the UWTC office at 883-8822 or

About United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household, and live a healthy lifestyle.

UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.

Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the NC 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. 

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, conflict resolution training, and parenting education and support.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call 828-883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan Street, #4 (below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard), send US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit  or

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