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forward to meeting you whether a new freshmen, transfer or graduate student for Fall 2015 semester. And we continue to
work with our current students, as we support you all academically, personally, culturally and leadership wise. USC El
Centro Chicano's tremendous legacy is our base, with tons of great resources and programs planned for Fall, make sure
to check out our Upcoming Events on our website and pick up your very own FREE Latino Resource Handbook with Planner at our office.
If you are a newly admitted freshmen student we encourage you to consider living on the Latino Floor, this great residential special interest program just celebrated it's 40th
Anniversary! We encourage you to scroll down to see a wonderful Video on Why Students Chose The Latino Floor
for their Freshmen Year called "Latino Floor's 40 Year Legacy"or click here. After viewing the video if you would
like to apply to the Latino Floor go to the buttons above on our website and click "Programs" where you will see
Latino Floor: El Sol y La Luna Special Interest Community or click
We also look
forward to meeting newly admitted students overall, both undergraduate, graduate, transfers &
spring admits. If you scroll further down you will see two wonderful short films which speak about the History of El
Centro Chicano and on our current Program & Services, while also seeing a great article written on our Gorgeous
Mural which is featured at USC El Centro Chicano, Student Union, Suite 402. And do not forget to Like our Facebook Fan Page to stay in the know! A lot of great work is occuring
to positively impact our USC Latina/o students and we look forward to continuing to work with you as a student,
alumni, parent, faculty, staff, community member and or future Trojan! Si Se Puede! Fight On!
p.s. Most recently
on Friday March 27th 2015 we hosted a 1000 plus people for our Vision & Voices event at Bovard Auditorium featuring Urban Latin Dance
Company CONTRA-TIEMPO, read more about it
LATINO FLOOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY 11.5.14
The University of
Southern California’s El Centro Chicano & Residential Education presented the Latino Floor 40th Anniversary
co-sponsored by the Latina/o Student Assembly
(LSA), Hermanas Unidas (HaU) & Teach for America.
“The goal of the Latino floor is to create and promote a positive,
supportive atmosphere that eases the transition of freshmen students into USC life and empowers them to become
prominent campus leaders.”
We commemorated the History, Legacy & Future of the Latino Floor at TCC
It was an incredible evening,
thank you to all who attended! There were many highlights, pictures and video of the program will be coming soon.
Definitely one of the highlights of the evening was the primiere of the Short Film on the Latino Floor's 40 Years Legacy . It was produced by El
Centro Chicano Director Billy Vela & Senior Raul Alcantar. We look forward to seeing what the next 40
years has in store for the residential theme program known as the Latino Floors: El Sol y La Luna...long live the
Floors! And Fight On!
2012 marked 40 years of El Centro Chicano providing invaluable services and programs to USC’s Chicana/o & Latina/o
students. We held a historic celebration with close to 400 attendees on December 1, 2012 at Town and Gown.
The 40th Anniversary Gala commemorated four decades of serving the USC Chicana/o & Latina/o Student Community. Our
students, friends, and stakeholders came together to reflect and rejoice in the centers achievements and
accomplishments, recognize and thank those past and present leaders and friends
who contributed to our success and longevity, while also taking a look into the future. Please go ahead and take a
look below for two short films that will tell you more about our history and our future.
Two featured Short Films premiered at the 40th Anniversary Gala on 12/1/12:
Part 1 Honoring Our Legacy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBpsssObOkM&fea
Part 2 Shaping Our Future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsB7T89lUC0
Also at El Centro's Grand Opening on November 12, 2013 we premiered the following video
that recapped USC El Centro Chicano 40th Anniversary Gala 12.1.12:
Here is an article on El Centro's Grand Opening
m/2013/11/12/el-centro-chicano-hosts-the-grand-opening-of-new-location/ as well as the new
mural unveiled at the new El Centro Chicano located at Student Union, Suite 402 http://news.usc.edu/#
!/article/57619/el-centro-chicano-makes-a-move-with-cesar-chavez-mural/. This article was featured on the front
of USC's Website for a week in early December 2013!
Our Mission &
El Centro Chicano fosters a community of critically thinking, socially
conscious Chicana/o and Latina/o leaders: providing personal, social and academic support through graduation and
beyond. El Centro Chicano strives to educate the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic
diversity represented within the community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and
Puerto Rico). El Centro also offers student advocacy, personal support, assistance for Latina/o student groups, and
transitional/beyond USC programming. El Centro programs and services also consider gender, class,
religion/spirituality, bi/monolingual, continuing generations, sexual orientation, disabilities, and
multi-racial/ethnic identities, among other factors.