2012 marked 40 years of El Centro Chicano providing invaluable services and programs to USC’s Latino students. We held a historic celebration on December 1, 2012 at Town and Gown. The 40th Anniversary Gala commemorated four decades of serving the USC Latino 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.
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&feature=youtu.be
Part 2 Shaping Our Future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsB7T89lUC0
Our Mission & Principles:
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