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Job Opportunities

Become part of Centro. We are currently looking to fill a few slots for a digitization project coordinator, and outreach database coordinator.

  • Outreach Database Coordinator

  • Centro Digitization Project Coordinator



  • Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story

    Art Exhibit at Borimix


    Abrazo Interno Gallery The Clemente
    107 Suffolk Street


  • For more information Click Here




  • Now available for purchase via the Centro website


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  • Buy the e-book version of The Stories I Read to the Children Here

    Buy the e-book version of Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín Here

    "Este libro recorre la vida de un gran acitivista boricua… Imprescindible para estudiar la diáspora"

    Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English


  • For more information Click Here


  • -El Nuevo Día
  • Letras que Invitan Tinta Fresca




  • Call for Papers on
    Julia de Burgos


    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Julia de Burgos' birth, Centro seeks papers that reflect critically on Burgos’s work from diverse interpretive approaches.

    Guest editor
    Lena Burgos-Lafuente
    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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



    This Centro Archives’ campaign is designed to encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations by donating their important documents. The campaign aims to expand the Archives and fill gaps in our collections.

    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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  • Centro Honors Women Leaders

    For more than 25 years, Anita Soto worked at the New York Telephone Company. She served as director of public relations, dealing closely with the community one on one. Her job was very much about making key connections, with responsibilities including consumer outreach, corporate contributions and economic development.

    “I just got lucky to serve my community, not just the Hispanic community,” said Soto who along with her staff did a lot of outreach to respond to the needs of individuals as well as business organizations to help improve their quality of life. “I got very lucky,” she continued, “because I loved what I did and got paid to be there.

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  • Centro Exhibits Carlos Ortiz:
    Tracking the South Bronx

    Photographer Eddie Pagán described the photos of Carlos Ortiz, who died in 2008, as “a huge family album, a reflection of our gente.”

    Pagán and fellow members of Seis de Sur, a collective of “los seis,”(six) photographers of Puerto Rican descent who have been documenting the Bronx, were among the more than 65 persons who attended the November 22 opening reception of a new Centro exhibit that features Carlos Ortiz’s South Bronx images. Ortiz – to whose memory los seis dedicated a recent art show in the Bronx – was a photographer they knew and respected.

    Open to the public until February 1st, 2014

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  • Workshop and Concert

    Décimas: Ancient Form, New Stories



    Presenters: Raquel Z. Rivera, Bryan Vargas and Luis Rodríguez

    *Workshop in English

    Saturday, December 7
    3:00 pm
    Centro Library & Archives
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    RSVP for Workshop: centro.events@hunter.cuny.edu
    For more information call: 212.396-6545

    Concert

    Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love

    Sunday, December 8
    l:00-3:30 pm St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
    131 East 10th Street
    $10 suggested donation

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  • Street by Street and Photo by Photo



    In the 1970s, the South Bronx was plagued by a wave of arson and abandoned buildings, leaving whole communities devastated. The Bronx became the symbol of urban decay. Movies like Fort Apache the Bronx and that famous “The Bronx is burning” quote engraved images of ruin in people’s minds for decades.

    For Bronx photographer Carlos Ortiz, his lens became a tool to shoot his own images and tell his Bronx tale his way: one photo at a time in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He walked Bronx streets, including those in his beloved Longwood neighborhood, which he knew by name, capturing heartbreaking and glorious moments as well as documenting the devastation and rise of the Bronx he loved so much and never abandoned.

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  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series, a collection of five large posters provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations free as a traveling exhibit. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich eight-poster heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

  • For more information Click Here







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