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Croatian
Location
Anacortes, WA
The Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, founded in 1975, perform music and dance of Croatia and the United States. Anacortes, home of the Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, is located on Fidalgo Island in the Northwest corner of Washington State. One-quarter of the residents of this unique community are descended from immigrants from another fishing village: Vela Luka, on the Island of Korčula, Croatia. The performers in Vela Luka represent four generations of Croatian Americans who have introduced their culture’s extraordinary choreography, music, and instruments to people all over the world. Forming a cross-cultural link between the Puget Sound region and Croatia, the company strives to preserve Croatian folkways and culture for generations to come.
Community Focus
South European, Croatian, European
Location
San Francisco, CA
The Slavonic Mutual and Benevolent Society was founded in San Francisco in 1857 by Croatian immigrants, primarily from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Until 1975 the Society was based on fraternal membership, a type of organization with a long tradition among Croatians from Slavonia, Dalmatia, Istria, Croatia Proper, Hercegovina and Bosnia.

In 1979 the dream of a physical home was realized, and the Croatian American Cultural Center on Alemany Street opened its doors, as a center to share the rich cultural heritage Croatia. The scope of programs broadened and the Center has become an important gathering place for enthusiasts of Croatia and other Slavic music and dance, and recent immigrants as well as long time members. Croatian American Cultural Center opened its doors on March 24, 1979 on the corner of Alemany and Onondaga Avenues in San Francisco. The Center has become a focal point for the many cultural events and activities through the years.
Community Focus
South European, WA, Croatian, European
Location
Seattle, WA
An annual Pacific Northwest celebration of Croatian heritage and culture
Community Focus
East Asian, South European, East European, WA, American (US), Asian, Canadian, Croatian, European, Japanese, Romanian, Russian
Location
Anacortes, WA
Anacortes Sister Cities Association. Joining hands around the world.
Community Focus
South European, WA, Croatian, European
Location
Seattle, WA
Bonaca (Croatian for "calm seas") is a multi-piece tamburica orchestra which performs music from Croatia, Central & Southeast Europe, and beyond.
Community Focus
WA, Croatian
Location
Seattle, WA
Community Focus
South European, WA, Croatian, European
Location
Seattle, WA
The consulate of Croatia in Seattle can inform you about the scope of services they offer. Always contact the Croatian consulate before a visit since not every consulate in the United States offers visa and/or passport services.
Community Focus
OR, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian
Location
Portland, OR
Our fundamental goal – help members of this community become fully functional, well-integrated part of the society in every aspect of their life in this country: education, employment, health and wellness, social services, business development, career growth, legal assistance, etc. while preserving their cultural heritage.
Community Focus
OR, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Ukrainian
Location
Portland, OR
Slavic Oregon Social Services (formerly ROSS) was established by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) in 1994 to serve the needs of Slavic-speaking refugees and immigrants. More than 100,000 Slavic-speaking refugees and immigrants from the former Soviet Union currently reside in the Portland metro area, and the numbers are expected to increase. Census figures show that no other place in the nation has had more of an influx from the former Soviet Union than the Pacific Northwest. Oregon is number two in the nation for Slavic-speaking newcomers.