Centro Romero – San Ysidro
Our community house, on the U.S. side, is located in San Ysidro California. In terms of individual crossers and vehicle movements from one country to another, current data ranks San Ysidro as the busiest international border crossing in the world, with more than 17 million vehicles and 50 million people entering the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry every year. The great majority of these are workers (both of Mexican and U.S. nationality) commuting from Tijuana to jobs in the greater San Diego area and throughout southern California. There is also reverse traffic, both of workers traveling to maquiladoras in Mexico as well as those purchasing services or seeking entertainment in Tijuana.
Centro Romero – Tijuana
Our community house in Tijuana is located in one of the oldest, and most established communities in the City of Tijuana: Las Palmas. Easily accessible and surrounded by parks, restaurants, schools, community based organizations and governmental offices, Las Palmas is commonly describe as a safe neighborhood that speaks, loudly, about the spirit of the Mexican people and of a City of Tijuana.
Since our inauguration in 2007, volunteers from both cities, San Ysidro and Tijuana, have been providing Centro Romero with their leadership and services. As a 501c3 non-profit agency, we are fully staffed by volunteers. All donations and fees (from our educational and immersion programs) allow us to expand and strengthen our outreach efforts and programs. As soon as you arrive, you will notice a group of driven and dedicated volunteers, hard at work, striving to treat our participants, visitors and members of our base community as one family.