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Group Art Exhibition:
Aquí está El Barrio


Exhibition runs from July 18 to August 16, 2014

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  • Seis Del Sur
    Sin Limites


    An exhibit of Seis Del Sur's contemporary work. The event will include several panels and artists' talks.

    Friday, July 25, 2014
    5 pm
    FREE

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  • Now Available:
    Affordable
    Live/Work Housing
    For Artists in El Barrio


    Apply online at: nyc.gov/housingconnect

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  • A New Street Sign
    Will Be Unveiled:
    "Young Lords Way"


    Saturday, July 26, 2014 on the corner of 111th Street and Lexington Avenue at 1:00 pm

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor
    Position at SUNY Albany

    The Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York it Albany seeks candidates for a one-year non-renewable appointment as visiting assistant professor starting August 14, 2014.

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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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  • To buy the e-book version of
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    To buy the e-book version of
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    e-book version
    Kindle edition





    Centro Staff Expanding
    Employment Opportunities Now Available

    In order to address Centro’s new employment needs, we have created one full-time position in archival digitization and several part-time slots, some with multiple openings, related to the expansion of our digital infrastructure, and in the fields of research, communications and administration. These opportunities are appropriate for applicants with a range of education and experience, from students to seasoned professionals. For a full description of each job, click on the links below.

  • Full-Time Digitization Project Coordinator

  • E-Commerce Assistant

  • Research Aides

  • Data Center Assistant

  • Library Reference and Archives Assistants

  • Web Designer/Developer

  • Administrative Executive Assistant

  • Staff Writer



  • Centro Expands Services in Areas Of Research, Art and Electronic Capabilities

    With the continued growth of the Puerto Rican and other Latino communities and the resultant economic, political and social changes, Centro is expanding into new areas of research and cultural engagement, enriching our current services to better serve the needs of our community at this time of great change.

    “For 40 years, since the Center for Puerto Rican Studies was established in the political turmoil of the 1970s, we have evolved by responding to the dynamic needs of our community,” said Centro Director Edwin Meléndez. “We are currently in a position to harness opportunities of enhancing Centro’s traditional concerns, such as by expanding our already renowned Library and Archives and devising new programs for supporting Puerto Rican artists and showing their work, upgrading our technical online capabilities and delving into new areas of research.”

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  • Research and Fellowship Opportunities
    Now Available for Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy and academia.

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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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