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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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Application deadline for Spring 2013 Awards: New Date January 11, 2013.
Start of Appointment: January 28, 2013.

Application deadline for Summer 2013 Awards: April 1, 2013. Evaluation process begins February 15, 2013.
Start of Appointment: June 4 to July 16, 2013 or July 17 to August 20, 2013.

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Centro Research Opportunities Spring 2013

The Centro is pleased to announce the following full time research staff positions.

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Become Part of Our History:
Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.
Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876


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Special issue of CENTRO Journal
"Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered"

Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation professor and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

Centro Releases Brief On Transition of
Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood

A new Centro brief takes a closer look into Puerto Rican youth ages 16 to 24 who are not in school or at work and are commonly referred to as "disconnected youth" in the academic literature and popular media.

Research generally tends to paint a profile of the so-called disconnected youth as largely African American, male and low income, but Centro researchers have found that Latinos, particularly Puerto Ricans, are not faring better than black youth. Latinos have surpassed African Americans in the total number of youth who are out of school or work, and Puerto Ricans have as high an incidence of not being at work or school as African Americans and higher rates than other Latinos.

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Centro’s Senior Archivist
Honored by Three Kings Day Parade

Pedro Juan Hernández, senior archivist of the Centro Library and Archives, has been named an Honorary Padrino of El Museo del Barrio’s 36th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, which will be held Friday, January 4, 2013.

“The tradition of the Three Kings Day Parade spreads its joyous spirit of generosity and hope” said Margarita J. Aguilar, executive director at El Museo del Barrio. “with thousands of school children, teachers, parents and community residents winding their way through El Barrio with the honorary Tres Reyes, Madrinas and Padrinos, live camels, vibrant floats, lively music and colorful puppets.”

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New Data on Socio-Economic Conditions
Of Puerto Ricans in
Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio

The Centro Data Center has released new data sheets on the socio-economic conditions of Puerto Ricans in Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina. The information, based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2010, includes looks at household and per capita income, home ownership and housing costs and educational attainment.

For the full briefs:

Georgia, Read More

Illinois, Read More

North Carolina, Read More

Ohio, Read More

Forthcoming Centro Publications

The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian .

Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

For more information on this book Click here...


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