Shared Spaces Opportunities at El Centro, Inc.


El Centro, Inc. is located at 650 Minnesota Avenue (corner of 7th and Minnesota) in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The two-story building is approximately 24,000 square feet and home to El Centro’s administrative and program staff, nine other non-profit organizations and four for-profit companies. The first floor has a board room with seating for 12 to 16, and a conference room with seating (classroom or lecture hall layout) for 25 plus. Off street parking is provided.

We are proud to create synergy within the non-profit community, as we partner with our fellow agencies to provide services to the individuals and families we serve.  Even our for-profit tenants do business with El Centro and provide services to our clients.

El Centro serves families in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, and our programming, includes Pre-K education, financial literacy and homebuyer education, Promotaras de Salud, health navigation and information, and policy advocacy.  El Centro provides services in three locations throughout Kansas City, Kansas and Olathe. El Centro’s mission is to, “Strengthen communities and improve the lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities.”

For more leasing information, please contact Lisa Castro at 913-428-1309 or

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For the benefit of the nonprofit sector everywhere, we wanted to provide resources for ways we can continue to operate and grow within this era. And once social distancing begins to fade, what lessons can we take from this to improve our operations permanently. Come back often for more updates.

Accounting & Fiscal Management

  • Structure general ledger, chart of accounts, setup assistance
  • Monthly accounting support: accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits and receipts, bank reconciliation
  • Payroll preparation
  • Preparation of management reports
  • Financial report preparation for board meetings
  • Grant tracking and reporting
  • Preparation of IRS Form 990
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s
  • Preparation of schedules for independent audit, assistance with audit completion
  • Cleanup of past accounting records
  • Budget preparation assistance, reporting and analysis
  • QuickBooks training

Governance & Strategy Development

  • Governance training
  • Executive mentoring and coaching
  • Board retreat facilitation
  • Strategic planning documents
  • Outcomes and impact measurement and reporting
  • Survey assistance

Database Management

  • Database design and development
  • Gift and demographic data entry
  • Donor acknowledgement letters
  • Import and export of data; mail merges; exports to mail house
  • Data and donor analysis
  • Integration with accounting systems, fund development and social media activities
  • Database training
  • Ongoing support and technical assistance

Fund Development

  • Create annual fund development plan
  • Fund development plan audits
  • Board Training
  • Capital campaigns
  • Grant management: research, writing and reporting
  • Major gifts and planned giving
  • Special event planning and support
  • Annual fund drives
  • Annual appeal mailings