Structure and Programs
The Spanish American Center, Inc. (SAC) is governed by a Board of Directors and is an affiliate agency of the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC). The agency has been SOWMBA certified since October 1987. The SAC has an Executive Director who oversees all staff and programs. Programs include information and referral, street outreach, ESL and civics classes, peer leadership training, elderly outreach, battered women and children counseling, and homelessness assistance. The Executive Director is held accountable to the Board of Directors. The SAC has a staff of full and part time employees who are bilingual and most are bi-cultural.
The Spanish American Center, Inc. has been providing services to the multicultural population of the Greater Leominster area since 1966. The SAC provides programs to serve the entire age spectrum with a special focus on the Latino population.
The Spanish American Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization chartered in 1966 by members of the Catholic clergy to respond to the needs of the Hispanic community. The SAC began as an outreach, information and referral network. In 1972 the SAC was incorporated, and in 1974 became a delegate agency of the Montachusett Opportunity Council. The SAC is the only agency in Leominster specifically oriented towards the Spanish speaking community, estimated at over 10,000.