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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



  • Centro Seeks Partners for Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program

    Centro will provide limited funding for partners to collect archival material, conduct research and disseminate information as part of its Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program for fall 2013-spring 2014. Centro seeks proposals from historians and researchers for projects that develop and collect data and/or analyze existing or new materials.

    Spring Application Deadline:
    November 1, 2013

    Spring Projects Ending:
    June 30, 2014


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  • 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"
    -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

  • For More Information Click here...



  • 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's Fall Events 2013
    Mark Your Calendar



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    The Legacy of Rafael Hernández in New York City



    A discussion honoring one of Puerto Rico’s and Latin America’s greatest composers, el maestro Rafael Hernández, will be held on November 12 at Hunter College.

    The panel, entitled The Legacy of Rafael Hernández in New York City, will focus on Hernández, known for such masterpieces as Lamento borincano and Preciosa, He was considered to be one of the most important Puerto Ricans to emerge in the 20th century. He composed Christmas music, danzas, zarzuelas, guarachas and other styles of music. His many works include Ahora seremos felices, El cumbachero,Perfume de gardenias and Campanitas de cristal.

    Moderator: Elena Martínez
    Panelists: Musician son Chali Hernández, Carmen D. Lucca, Eva de la O, Thelma Ithier-Sterling, Luis Santiago Sierra

    Co-sponsored with Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA) as part of the BORIMIX Festival 2013 and City Lore

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  • Tomorrow:

    Concert in Honor of Puerto Rico’s Great Composer Rafael Hernández


    To kick-off Puerto Rican Heritage Month, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx presents an unprecedented mega concert on Friday, November 1, honoring one of Puerto Rico’s greatest composers, el maestro Rafael Hernández.

    The concert in the main theater of Hostos Community College will feature multi-Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria leading his 19-piece Big Band in Latin jazz treatments of Rafael Hernández’s most celebrated works, including Preciosa, El Cumbanchero, Cachita and many more.

  • For more information here




  • Centro Exhibit Travels to Loisaida


    After a successful run in the lobby of the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem as part of Centro’s 40th anniversary events, Centro’s Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story exhibit is soon traveling downtown.

    The exhibit, which showcases posters from Centro’s graphic art collection and highlights the diverse work of Puerto Rican artists from the 1960s through the 1990s, will open November 14 at the Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street.

    Centro is co-sponsoring the downtown exhibit with the Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA) and Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center.



    Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir
    Now Available in English


    Centro’s new book , Gilberto Gerena Valentín: My Life as a Community Activist, Labor Organizer, and Progressive Politician in New York City, is now available in an English translation by Andrew Hurley, professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Centro Researcher Carlos Vargas-Ramos Publishes Article on Political Participation

    Centro researcher Carlos Vargas-Ramos has published a new paper entitled “Puerto Ricans: citizens and migrants – a cautionary tale” in the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. It is part of a special upcoming issue on transnational citizenship across the Americas. The article uses the cases of Puerto Rican migrants in the United States to analyze the limitations of citizenship as a predictor of both electoral and non-electoral political participation.

    Centro congratulates Carlos on the article’s publication, which sits on the cutting edge of Puerto Rican Studies, and further demonstrates the ways Puerto Rican Studies illuminate other fields.

  • The article is available online here



  • 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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