Ceiba serves the community by being a strong advocate. Its advocacy activities are focused on promoting the economic development and financial inclusion of the Latino community and ensuring equal access to quality housing for all.
Some of Ceiba's accomplishments in this area include:
Stopping the discriminatory lending practices against Latinos who secured auto loans from certain auto manufacturers
Securing significant institutional changes in the way that city government interacts with limited English proficient (LEP) people & business owners
Confronting discrimination against Latinos by some housing programs
Defending the economic rights of unauthorized immigrants
Fighting against the abuses of notaries, so called 'notarios', who defraud consumers with scams relating to tax preparation, immigrations services, and the unauthorized practice of law.
In 2009, Ceiba’s advocacy work was recognized with a Human Rights Award from The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.