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Latino Community Outreach
Raymond Lodge
Dr. Inés Ruiz-Huston
Latino Community Outreach Coordinator

Latino/a Community Outreach

Welcome to El Centro at Pacific!  

The Latinx Outreach and Academic Resource Center's, or El Centro, mission is to assist in recruiting new undergraduate students, retain current students, build mutual beneficial partnership with community organizations, connecting students to internal and external resources, advising Latinx-focused students groups and in planning and developing rich and relevant programming around Latina/o/x themes an issues. El Centro also helps the University's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, national/international education and cross-cultural understanding. El Centro is a home away fro home for all students on or off campus.

Some of our annual events include Bienvenidos Week, Student Financial Aid and College Awareness workshop, Raza Unida Conference, Pozole for the Academic Soul, Latinx Heritage Month, and Latinx Graduation.

¡Bienvenidos a "El Centro" de Pacific!

La misión del personal de "El Centro" es reclutar y retener a los estudiantes chicanos/latinos en la Universidad del Pacífico, promoviendo, a la vez, nuestra cultura. La oficina al igual se encarga de representar a la Universidad durante nochesuniversitarias, ferias de empleo, visitas escolares y otros programas informativos. La oficina de "El Centro" es el puente y el centro de la comunidad local y las organizaciones comunitarias latinas. Nos involucramos activamente en un diálogo significativo con comunidades de hispanos regionales para desarrollar iniciativas concretas y programáticas para servir mejor a los estudiantes hispanos/latinos y sus comunidades. Buscamos la manera de que la Universidad, únicamente, puede asociarse para el mejorar nuestras comunidades. Nos esforzamos por promover la cooperación productiva entre la gente de las Américas a través de iniciativas creativas.

Upcoming Events 2018

An Evening with Angela Rye, Tues Feb 20 @ Faye Spanos Concert Hall 7  pm. FREE ADMISSION.

Latinx Leadership Dinner, Thur Feb 22 @ Library Commuity Room 5 - 6:30 pm.  A community dinner where clubs adn organiation can share their events with students.  

"The Body of Violence: Three Mexican Women Writers", Three Genres, Mon March 26 @ WPC 140. Join Sylvia Aguilar Zeleny, a bilingual author, as she talks about her stories and her writing residency for women. 


For questions or concerns please contact Dr. Ines Ruiz-Huston ( or call Pacific Latinx Community Outreach and Resource Center "El Centro": 209-946-7655. Some of our annual events include Bienvenidos Week, Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop, Raza Unida Conference, Posole for the Academic Soul, Latinx Heritage Month, and Latinx Graduation.

We are located at Raymond Lodge (El Centro) between Casa Warner and Price House Residence Halls and across from the Vereschagin Alumni House. El Centro is opened Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

January 2017 Immigration panel information session video go to:

16th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop

The Student Financial Aid & College Awareness Workshop sponsored by the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be in November 2018.  All students and families are welcomed, grades 6-12.  Multiple languages available to assist Seniors with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  For more information call Latinx Community Outreach Office (209) 946-7705.  On-line Registration begins after August 1, 2018. Doors open at 8:00am and program begins at 9:00am.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce El Concilio HACU LULAC Migrant Education NCLR

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