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About Us

Our Mission

Centro is a research institute that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States and that produces and disseminates relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects, preserves, and provides access to library resources documenting Puerto Rican history and culture. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies.

Director's Corner

Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

Centro Staff

Staff at Centro are dedicated to understanding and preserving the Puerto Rican experience in United States.

Centro History

Centro is a research institute that is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

Job Opportunities at Centro

Learn about available jobs, work-study, internships, and volunteer opportunites at Centro.

Grants and Fellowships

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is pleased to announce available opportunities that range from grants to fellowships.

Support Centro

Centro has become the heart and soul of stateside Puerto Ricans, but there is much still to be done, and we can’t do all this without your help.

Join Centro's Nation

Centro is creating an online community to strengthen the network of stateside Puerto Rican  communities.

Contact Us

Get general information and directions for The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the Centro Library and Archives.