Camino means “path” in Spanish – and the path has indeed been long and winding for University City’s Camino Community Center.
What began as an outreach to Cuba has evolved into a beehive of learning, healthy living and care in University City.
On Nov. 29, the center will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a reception, dinner and dancing – and we’re invited!
The event will take place at the center, 133 Stetson Drive, a short walk from the University City Boulevard LYNX light-rail station.
Register and help sponsor the event
Click here to register for the event and to learn how you, your business and your organization can help sponsor the celebration and support the work of the Camino Community Center.
The little center that could
The Camino Community Center serves more than 20,000 people yearly from its facility in an industrial area near North Tryon Street and University City Boulevard. Map
Local church leader Rusty Price and his congregation launched the Camino Community Center in 2003 to offer medical care to the region’s rapidly growing Latino population.
The center has evolved into a non-profit provider of services to people of all backgrounds. Among its programs are the Bethesda medical clinic, thrift store, food pantry, small-business incubator, Zumba fitness classes, leadership development and homeless support.
Thousands of children annually receive free physicals, health education and backpacks full of school supplies.
Strong community support
The center receives strong support from numerous corporations and foundations including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, United Way, Compare Foods, UNC Charlotte and University City Partners.
You can help, too. Hundreds of individuals play a critical role in the Camino Community Center’s success through donations of money, volunteer time and items for the food pantry and thrift store. Click here to learn how you can help.
Learn more about the Center
Visit the Camino Community Center website, caminocommunitycenter.org, and Facebook page to learn much more about the center’s impact on the Charlotte community and University City.
The public is also invited to visit the facility. Click here for programs and hours. The center is located at 133 Stetson Drive, just off of North Tryon Street near the University City Boulevard LYNX light-rail station. Map