City of North Las Vegas announces plans for first-of-its-kind community resource center

Residents are invited to take a brief survey [ Spanish ] [ English ] as City collects stakeholder input

North Las Vegas – The City of North Las Vegas is making another innovative investment in the community with the creation of a new resource center that will house programming and services for constituents, with a focus on serving the Hispanic/Latino community. 

The Dolores Huerta Resource Center will be the first facility of its kind in Nevada, operated by the City and supported by service providers from across the Las Vegas Valley, providing a welcoming and inclusive one-stop-shop for residents to access a wide variety of services and programs. All resources and information will be offered in both English and Spanish. 

“This is a forward-thinking use of taxpayer dollars to expand services to our residents and increase accessibility for all,” North Las Vegas City Manager Dr. Ryann Juden said. “This is an opportunity to close a gap that has persisted for generations and find creative solutions to problems that many of our residents face.” 

Through the Dolores Huerta Resource Center, the City and its service providers will offer resources centered around education, financial wellbeing, health and wellness, legal services, job training, technology, and art, culture and recreation. North Las Vegas is a culturally diverse minority-majority community with 41% of residents identifying as Hispanic or Latino, the highest percentage in Nevada. The center will also work to build connections among all of the diverse individuals and communities represented in the City of North Las Vegas. 

“There is a clear need for this resource center in our community – it will remove barriers and create opportunities, leveling the playing field and most importantly building trust in the community,” Ward 1 City Councilman Isaac Barron said. “It’s a great honor that we’re able to name the center in honor of the legendary civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, who is extremely honored and enthusiastic about this project. I’m excited to see it come to fruition and the endless possibilities this will bring to my neighbors here in North Las Vegas!”

As the City develops the Resource Center, input from the community is essential to match the services provided with the needs and desires of constituents. The City is asking all residents to weigh in with suggestions on programming. A short survey in English and in Spanish is available online at; all North Las Vegas residents are encouraged to participate! Paper surveys will also be available at public places throughout the City for constituents who may not have access to computers or internet, and the City will engage in a text message campaign to provide residents the survey link via cell phone. 

The resource center is named in honor of Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (predecessor to the United Farm Workers) with Caesar Chavez in 1965. Huerta set up voter registration drives, lobbied for better living conditions, and was a driving force in achieving fairer wages and conditions for farm workers. Additionally, she devoted much of her time to women’s rights, encouraging Latinas to run for public office and successfully increasing the representation of women at the local, state and federal levels. Huerta was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, and at age 92, she continues to advocate for the rights of workers, immigrants and women.