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Recommended Web Sites

  • LIN@R - Latino Information Network at Rutgers
    A newly launched Latino-focused research center and think tank, LIN@R’s mission will be to provide empirically, reliable information that casts a fair light on the Latino experience in the United States via a combination of scholarly works, independent studies and journalistic stories.
    Founded in 1961, ASPIRA is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.
  • Center for Latino Research
    Founded in 1985, DePaul University's Center for Latino Research is a space dedicated to enriching knowledge and understanding of Latino community and experience. Through scholarly study in Chicago and other urban communities, through invited speakers from various regions of the U.S. and Latin America, CLR strives to promote learning opportunities for students, and collaborations between community and academia.
  • Center for Mexican American Studies
    The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1970, the mission of CMAS has been to serve as a leader in the intellectual development of Mexican American Studies.
  • Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
    Located at Hunter College in the City University of New York, el Centro is a research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. El Centro makes research available to community organizations, policy makers, academia and the public at large.
  • International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
    Pan-Latino, nonprofit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino cultures by presenting a wide variety of art forms and education including film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy and theater.
  • Julian Samora Research Institute
    Established in 1989 at Michigan State University, the Samora Institute is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. The institute publishes empirical studies, theoretical analyses, and policy discussion papers that address the changing role of Latinos in relation to economic, political, religious, educational and social institutions.
  • Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)
    Launched in 1992 at the University of Texas at Austin, LANIC is the oldest gateway to information about Latin America on the Internet. The Hispanic/Latino section under Society & Culture offers lots of links to important sites.
    Compiled by authors and educators Jose B. Gonzalez and John S. Christie, this site provides lots of links to Latino literature resources (including lists of top authors and book reviews) as well as statistical information culled from various official sources.