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.
Victory achieved! Colorado passes ASSET, the Trust Act, and Civil Unions.
Compañeros's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program a success, over 70 individuals file their taxes.