Compañeros began in 1999 as a diverse grassroots coalition that formed to block the construction of an immigration detention center in La Plata County. Following this victory, the coalition formalized into a program of the San Juan Citizens Alliance, a local environmental justice nonprofit, until becoming an independent 501(c)3 organization in 2011. The founders of Compañeros differed in race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and political affiliation but all shared the values of promoting social justice, equity, and inclusivity.
Compañeros is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the immigrant population of the rural Four Corners region to live fulfilling lives, achieve self-sufficiency, and become active members of society.
We play a crucial role in the local ecosystem of service-based entities by specializing in addressing the particular needs of our constituency; we are the only organization in this region with its primary focus on serving immigrants. Through our work and dedication, we wish to help transform the Four Corners region into a more welcoming and inclusive place where people of all backgrounds and cultures can flourish and thrive in harmony.
Our programs work to promote social justice, equity, and inclusivity for people of all backgrounds.
Our bilingual staff helps anyone who comes to our door with a wide range of issues ranging from translating documents to finding health, mental, or specialized service providers.
We aim to empower our constituents with the knowledge they need to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.
Compañeros works to strengthen the community, create coallitions with allies, and increase community capacity through resource distribution and leader development.
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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday
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