Centro Comunitario CEUS was founded by immigrants for immigrants with the goal of fostering self-reliance. Run by Comitѐ En Unión para Salvadoreňos (CEUS), the non-profit is dedicated to strengthening and developing communities, and helping immigrants in their struggles. The need has never been stronger then now as immigrant communities continue to be threatened by mass deportations and the elimination of programs that give them legal status.
Centro Comunitario CEUS is funded mainly by donations and program fees and depends on volunteers to implement its programs. It operates with a small staff of four part-time employees: a staff attorney, a para-legal secretary, a community organizer, and an executive director. Together with dozens of volunteers, CEUS, guided by a nine-member Board of Directors, assists more than 1,000 people annually.
CEUS partners with a number of groups devoted to supporting immigrants including the Salvadoran Committee of New Jersey, Helping Immigrants, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Salvadoran-American National Network (SANN), a nationwide group of Central American immigrants.