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ARCO CONTRIBUTES $800,000 TO CARECEN FOR THE CONVERSION OF A FORMER INS DETENTION CENTER INTO A CENTRAL AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER

 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today (Tuesday, Feb. 9), at 1:30 p.m., ARCO Executive Vice President Jim Middleton will present CARECEN (the Central American Refugee Center) a check for $800,000. Special guests present will be Councilman Mike Hernandez; Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard; Mayor Bradley's liaison to the Latino Community, Rosa M. Martinez; CRA Commissioner Dennis R. Luna; Community Design Center Executive Director Ann Sewell; RLA Co-Chair Bernard Kinsey, and a community leader. The press conference will take place at the newly purchased building located at 1115 S. Alvarado St. in the Pico/Union area in Los Angeles. The contribution will assist CARECEN's efforts, in partnership with the Community Design Center, in developing a new multiservice center and low-income housing complex in the Alvarado building, which formerly was an INS Detention Center.
 The $5 million complex, financed in part by the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, will provide a ground floor social and legal service center containing office space for community organizations, conference rooms, children's play area and a community hall. The second floor will offer 35 housing units for low-income adult residents. The former detention center will now provide youth programs and a wide range of legal and human services for hundreds of thousands of Central American immigrants who have settled in Los Angeles. "We used to visit and provide legal assistance to Central American refugees who were being imprisoned by the INS in this building," said Edward J. Flynn, CARECEN's legal director. "It will now represent a new beginning and a ray of hope for the very same people it once held."
 ARCO is the leading contributor to the capital campaign fund for the community center which CARECEN has purchased and which it plans to occupy after major remodeling is completed. The target date for occupancy is the second anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising, April 29, 1994. CARECEN's goal is to encourage other community- minded corporations to contribute to the project.
 This generous ARCO contribution is part of a package of $7.6 million, which ARCO is investing in new projects aimed at creating jobs, promoting business development and revitalizing inner- city Los Angeles. ARCO has recognized the importance of private sector investment in the inner city, and last year alone it contributed more than $2.4 million to non-profit agencies serving Los Angeles residents.
 Press interested in additional information, in attending, or in scheduling individual interviews, may call Martha Arevalo at 213-483-6868, ext. 127.
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 /CONTACT: Martha Arevalo, communications coordinator of CARECEN, 213-483-6868, ext. 127/


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