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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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  • Five Media Trailblazers
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    Centro honored five distinguished journalists and media professionals who have joined our 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our History campaign, which is designed to encourage individuals and organizations that are making a difference in our community to record and document their experiences for the Centro Archives.

    The honorees present at the event said they greatly appreciated the recognition. Anna Carbonell thanked Centro and said she hoped to be able to inspire others with her example. Héctor Ramos recounted that he had dedicated 75 of his 95 years to being a journalist. José Luis Rodríguez noted that he was proud to be honored among such esteemed colleagues, including David Díaz and David González, who were not able to attend the event.

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  • The Legacy of Rafael Hernández

    Sixty-five musicians, scholars, students, community members, fans and family members of el maestro Rafael Hernández attended Centro’s November 12 panel discussion at Hunter College to learn more about the legacy of this great Puerto Rican composer.

    Hernández, known for such masterpieces as Lamento Borincano and Preciosa, is considered one of the most important Puerto Rican musicians to emerge in the 20th century. He composed his Lamento Borincano , which he viewed as his favorite piece based on a patriotic theme, in New York City, Linda Quisqueya which is considered by many as the second national anthem of the Dominican Republic, and both the lyrics and music of more than 2,000 songs.

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  • Tracking the South Bronx
    Carlos Ortiz Photos Tell His Story



    November 22, 2013 - February 1, 2014
    Reception: Friday, November 22
    6-8 pm
    Lobby
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

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

    A Selection of Photographs from the Carlos Ortiz Collection at the Centro Archives.

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  • Affinity Event

    You are cordially invited
    to join us as we honor women leaders



    Saturday, November 23
    12:00-2:00 pm
    Room 115 A and B
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    Space is limited

    RSVP: roseni.plaza@hunter.cuny.edu

    Award ceremony & lunch to follow

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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
    l:00-3:00 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.

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