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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


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  • Now available for purchase via the Centro Store


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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


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  • 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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  • Julia de Burgos and Chicago Young Lords Among Topics in CENTRO Journal

    While Julia de Burgos is widely known for her poetry, she was also a regular contributor to the Spanish weekly Pueblos Hispanos, published in New York City during the 1940s.

    In her essay in the new fall 2013 edition of the CENTRO Journal, Vanessa Pérez-Rosario takes a closer look at de Burgos the journalist. Pérez-Rosario, an assistant professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, says de Burgos’ writings for Pueblos Hispanos have not received much critical attention despite the impact she and the newspaper had on the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community.

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  • Centro Honors Puerto Rican Leaders of Miami


    As part of its 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our History Campaign, Centro traveled to Miami on December 5 to honor 13 individuals and one organization that have made a difference in the Puerto Rican community there and beyond. The honorees are donating their papers and/or oral histories to Centro Library and Archives as part of the campaign.

    The two-hour event, Honoring Puerto Rican Leaders of Miami, at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, kicked off with welcoming remarks from D. Víctor Vázquez Hernández, chair of the Social Sciences Department at Miami Dade and one of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans honorees, and Dr. Vanessa Bird Arizmendi, dean of students at Miami Dade. About 150 people attended the reception, which included a performance by Carlos Dávila y su trio and Puerto Rican food.

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  • New Décima Songs and Stories

    Raquel Z. Rivera, a scholar and singer-songwriter – accompanied by her fellow musicians Bryan Vargas, Luis Rodríguez and Anabellie Rivera – led a December 7 hands-on workshop at Centro’s Library and Archives in El Barrio on the music tradition of la décima, its cultural and historical roots as well as its future. To emphasize its cross-cultural aspects, Rivera noted that décima influenced such genres as jíbaro, bachata and bolero music.

    As a special treat, 40 workshop attendees got to listen to samplings from the musicians. They heard from Rodríguez on cuatro, Vargas on the guitar and singers Rivera and her sister Anabellie.

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  • Centro Exhibits Carlos Ortiz:
    Tracking the South Bronx



    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    Open to the public until February 1st, 2014

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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.

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