Design for a Difference: Centro Hispano

MADISON, Wis. (WTMV) - Centro Hispano, a Madison area non-profit that provides services to Latino families, was awarded a $600,000 renovation from Madison area designers.

Design for a Difference Madison is a local organization that raises money to renovate non profit spaces annually. It is run by the design company FLOOR360

This year, the organization chose Centro Hispano as their recipient. Design for a Difference Madison is part of a national network of designers that donate similar make overs.

"It's the largest charity makeover in the country," the owner and CEO of FLOOR360, the local design firm coordinating the renovation, Bob Tobe, said.

The Centro Hispano community center had more than 12,000 square feet of renovations done. The technology lab, kitchen, offices, children's play areas and many more spaces were totally remolded.

"I just feel really proud too and I think for a long time we didn't feel as proud as we should with our building, and now we do," Centro Hispano Executive Director, Karen Coller, said.

Coller says the renovations go far beyond what the eye can see. She says the new space will allow them to better serve the Latino community in Madison by providing collaboration spaces that people can be proud of.

"it's valuing what we do. It's valuing who we are. It's valuing the young people in our community. It's totally going to change everything," Director of Development, Nina Gehan, said.

Centro Hispano was chosen as the Design for a Difference recipient in March. In early October, renovations began on the space.

For more information on Design for a Difference Madison click here.

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