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City of El Paso Community & Human Development Center for Civic Empowerment

304 Texas Ave El Paso, Texas 79901



Events shall be coordinated in accordance with the Center for Civic Empowerment’s rental policy and adhere to the same guidelines, including but not limited to, food and beverage restrictions and insurance requirements.  Approval of the event and exemption of the rental shall be subject to the approval of the Community + Human Development Director.

The Center for Civic Empowerment (CCE) is open 8am – 5pm MT, Monday through Friday. After-hour events are welcome but must not be earlier than 7am and/or exceed 8pm MT. After-hour events require advanced staff approval, a certificate of insurance, and a signed agreement.

Eligible organizations include nonprofits, neighborhood associations, government entities, City of El Paso community partners, City of El Paso staff, volunteer organizations, and/or private companies seeking to host community-driven events that align with the Center’s objectives.

Ineligible organizations and/or events include profit-making events, political organizations, campaigns and/or activities, public/private social events, and religious affiliated organizations and activities.

Although the Center is available at no charge, a rental agreement and certificate of liability insurance are required by groups if one or more of the following are applicable:

  • Number of guests at the center that meets or exceeds 75 persons
  • Event requires use of the entire space (Rooms A, B, and C)
  • Event is recurring (monthly, quarterly, etc.)
  • Number of scheduled days for the same event meets or exceeds 3 scheduled days
  • Scheduled events taking place outside of regular hours of operation.
  • Events where alcohol will be served

Requests need to be received by DCHD staff no less than 3 weeks prior to date of scheduled event.

If any of the above points is applicable, applicant agrees to obtain an insurance policy that includes the City, as owner of the premises used to conduct the event, as an additional named insured. A copy of the insurance policy, or certificate, issued by an insurance company authorized and licensed to do business in the State of Texas and reflecting the coverage required by the Agreement, shall be furnished to the Director or their designee at least 10 calendar days before the date of the event. Failure to provide the required proof of insurance, naming the City as an additional insured, shall result in the cancellation of the event(s) and/or this Agreement.

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NOTE: Organizations are responsible for set-up and clean-up. City staff are available for assistance, if needed.
Failure to do so can affect future accommodations.


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Thank you for your interest in utilizing the Center for Civic Empowerment for your upcoming event. Consideration of each request will be based upon the timing of the event in relation to other CCE activities and events, as well as the suitability of the event with regard to the safety and security of the facility and its contents. Community and Human Development Department staff will be in contact within 7 days of your request submission to confirm request or to review optional dates.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Jahnay Ingram ( or Christian Lopez (