El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center

El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center

Mission: To promote a dignified life for immigrants in Arkansas by connecting families with services and to foster community-wide understanding through education.

Who We Are: El Zócalo was founded in September 2011 by a small group of volunteers who were active in established community organizations. We are recognized in the State of Arkansas as a non-profit organization and we are a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)(3) Fellowship of Reconciliation.  Our name, "Zócalo," means town square in Spanish.

Our Strategy:
  • Build a comprehensive support network for immigrants made up of organizations, faith bodies, and service providers.
  • Empower immigrants to utilize and develop the skills and strengths necessary to navigate difficult situations.
  • Integrated approach that recognizes importance of an in-depth understanding of the people we help.
What We Do:
  • Support immigrants, particularly families in crisis.
  • Engage non-immigrant populations via education, outreach, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Participate in regional and national coalitions dedicated to social justice.

Our Work:
  1. Social Support: We help families in crisis in the areas of basic needs, legal, and health. In partnership with Interfaith Arkansas, we run a monthly food and clothing pantry for immigrants.

  2. Health Support: Case managers help immigrants access health and related community resources. We team up with other groups to put on events, provide outreach, and offer education. 

  3. Advocacy: We actively support just immigration reforms, such as DREAM Act, Alternatives to Detention, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform. We assist local families in immigration proceedings.


Our Co-Founders:
Sara Mullally:
Teaches Spanish in NLR Public Schools, former Assistant Director of and Case Manager at Casa Marianella Immigrant Shelter in Austin, Texas.

Kelsey Reville: Works in Marshall Public Schools, previous Assistant Manager of La Pantera Hispanic Radio station and Member of Casa Chapulín, an international solidarity collective in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Our Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of Dr. Donna Kelly, Humberto Zarate, Sara Mullally, and Benji Hardy.
Donations are always appreciated in support of El Zócalo´s work.

El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center  - Centro de Recursos Para Inmigrantes "El Zócalo"

(501) 301-HOLA (4652)

P.O. Box 250953 Little Rock, AR 72225  

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Our Website: www.zocalocenter.com.
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