Ibero notes subsidiary, completed renovations

ROCHESTER — Ibero-American Action League now has a subsidiary organization in Amsterdam.

The agency’s board recently approved a parent-subsidiary relationship with Centro Civico, a human-services organization that serves the capital region in Montgomery County, which is located about 35 miles from Albany.

The move is designed to better serve the growing Latino communities across upstate New York, which now totals about 80,000 residents, according to information from Ibero.

Centro Civico was formed in 1986 and provides services to children, youths and families.

In Rochester, Ibero recently unveiled its renovations at Centro do Oro, its center for Latino senior citizens. The Oct. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony featured several speakers and music from Los Tres Arpegios.

The renovations, which were completed last spring, were funded by a $50,000 grant from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. A water pipe burst flooded parts of the center two weeks before the ceremony but fortunately did not cause any damage, said Hilda Rosario Escher, Ibero’s chief executive officer and executive director.

For more information about Centro Civico, visit http://centrocivico.org/en. To watch a video about Centro de Oro’s new center, visit http://on.fb.me/1jTQcGs.

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