Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center (FCIRC).
Compañeros: FCIRC is a non-profit organization with the purpose of protecting and expanding Latino and immigrant rights and dignity in Southwest Colorado.
Our History: Founded in 1999 as a community response to the Immigration and Naturalization Service plan to open a deportation center in Durango, Colorado. Founding members led a grassroots campaign to protest building while aligning with the Durango City Council to publicly denounce the facility. After a successful outcome, Compañeros became a formal program under the fiscal sponsorship of San Juan Citizens Alliance, a social and environmental justice organization. In August of 2012, we filed to become an independent 501c3 non-profit and today we are the only organization serving Latinos, immigrants, and their loved ones in Southwest Colorado.
Our Mission: To create positive social change by supporting all immigrants and their loved ones through advocacy, education, and integrative programs.
Recent visit by Mexican Consulate promotes Compañeros for successful fundraiser.
On July 27th we hosted a fundraising event at Sacred Heart Church in Durango while the Mexican Consulate attended to over 200 people seeking to renew passports and identification cards. Thanks to CJs Diner and Durango Joe's Coffee for donating 100 breakfast burritos and 50 cups of coffee to Compañeros so we could raise some money from the community. Thanks also to Vicente y Teresa from Chiquita's Mexican Tiendita for donating very delicious homemade horchata which was a huge hit with adults and kids alike. Compañeros raised one thousand dollars from the event proceeds and were able to spread the word of our work towards immigration reform at the local and state level as well as nationally.
Thanks to the crew of ACS who made contributions and came out to show their support.
Thanks to the crew of ACS for your support of Compañeros!!
Compañeros helps over 70 individuals file their taxes.
Gratitude to our volunteers and Alpine Bank of Durango for supporting this program. THANK YOU!
Talking with our Senators >>
Board President Deedee deHaro-Brown and CIRC Development Coordinator, Karen Sherman-Perez, have a good laugh with Senator Mark Udall in between serious discussion on a comprehensive immigration reform plan.