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Check out our new website and enroll today for updates about educational opportunities in New York City.

NYCEdú is a source for all of the information you and your family need about navigating educational opportunities in New York City. Learn more about services, resources and opportunities for all ages, from infancy to adult education. Visit our bilingual webpage and sign up for alerts to learn more.

Échele un vistazo a nuestro sitio web y apúntese para recibir noticias y avisos sobre oportunidades educativas en la ciudad de Nueva York.

NYCEdú es un recurso para que usted y su familia se informe y aprenda a aprovechar todas las oportunidades educativas que existen en la cuidad de Nueva York. Descubra y aprenda sobre los servicios, recursos, y oportunidades disponibles para todas las edades, desde la infancia hasta la educación para adultos. Visite nuestra página virtual bilingüe y regístrese para recibir avisos y mas información.

Job Opportunities:

The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY is hiring! 

Join our team:

Conference Planning

The Institute is seeking to hire a graduate assistant to work on planning our annual conference, to be held May 13, 2016. The tentative title of the conference is “¡A comer! A conference on food and the role of Mexicans in food industries, culinary arts and trade between Mexico and the United States." We especially seek applications from graduate students in food studies, public health or culinary arts programs. Flexibility in number and scheduling of hours is possible. If interested, forward your resume and cover letter to

Event Support

The Institute is seeking to hire part time event support staff. This position will involve planning and delivering outreach events. Ideal candidate is a CUNY undergraduate student with experience in event planning, including budgets, set up/clean up, supervision of volunteers and more. If interested, forward your resume and cover letter to

Upcoming Event:


Taller educativopara ayudar a

padres de familia navegar el portal:


Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities Initiative

Bushwick Public Library

( 340 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11206)

Jueves 22 de octubre del 2015

6:00 PM a 7:30 PM

Este taller educativo esta diseñado para ayudar a los padres de familia a navegar el portal: “¡Edúcate!”. es un recurso con el cual las familias que viven en la ciudad de Nueva York pueden obtener información clara y concisa sobre las oportunidades y recursos educativos disponibles para la comunidad: iniciando desde los cuidados tempranos para niños pequeños hasta opciones de post-grado para estudiantes adultos. El portal fue diseñado y desarrollado por el Instituto Jaime Lucero de Estudios Mexicanos en Lehman College de la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, como parte de la iniciativa "Promoviendo el Éxito en las Comunidades Mexicanas" ("Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities") con apoyo de la Deutsche Bank Of Americas Foundation. Localizar y utilizar información sobre educación de las numerosas agencias estatales, así como del gobierno de la ciudad puede ser una tarea ardua y compleja. Por esto, es nuestro deseo que NYCEdúcate represente una valiosa ayuda para que los padres de familia puedan contar, en un formato accessible, con información oportuna y correcta sobre el desarrollo y las oportunidades educativas disponibles en el proceso educativo de sus hijos y de ellos mismos. 

Un grupo de expertos del Instituto Jaime Lucero de Estudios Mexicanos guiara, a todos los participantes, a como navegar este portal paso por paso en ambos lenguajes disponibles, Español e Ingles.

Toda persona interesada es bienvenida. Favor de confirmar su asistencia registrandose a este evento. ¡Gracias!



Education Portal for Parents of Immigrant Communities

Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities Initiative

Bushwick Public Library

(340 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11206)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This workshop is designed to help immigrant families learn how to navigate through our recently launched educational portal

In Spanish, edúcate means, “Educate yourself!” is a resource for families living in New York City to obtain information about educational opportunities and resources for everyone: from infants to adults, early child care through adult and  post graduate  education. This web portal was developed and built by the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at Lehman College of the City University of New York, as part of the Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities, an initiative supported by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation. We know how hard it can be to find and use information from multiple, different city and state agencies. We hope this resource helps parents feel empowered in their pursuit of educational opportunities for themselves and their children.

A team of experts from the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute will guide all participants with a step-by-step portal navigation in both available languages, English and Spanish.

Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to this event. Thank you!

Upcoming Events from our partner institutions:

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Day of the Dead

Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for their annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in New York City. This tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead.

You are invited to come and remember your own departed loved-ones and bring copies of photographs to be placed on our community Ofrenda (offering).

For more information please call 212-587-3070 or email:

Free event and open to the public.

Study Abroad Opportunity

Are you a Graduate Student interested in studying abroad in Mexico?

The City College of New York, CUNY is offering a US-Mexico course during the winter session, EDCE 5700C (Education That is Multicultural). The course is open to graduate students across the CUNY campuses. Students will visit elementary and secondary schools and speak with educators, students and families. The goal of this course is to inform future educators on the issues of diversity and prepare them to work with students in their classrooms.
For more information, you may contact Ms. Ninive Gomez at

Frida Kahlo at The Botanical Garden

May 16, 2015 to November 1, 2015

"This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.
Accompanying events invite visitors to learn about Kahlo’s life and enduring cultural influence through music, lectures, Frida al Fresco evenings, Mexican-inspired shopping and dining experiences, and hands-on art activities for kids."

To purchase tickets click here.

Tribute to the Disappeared” is an art project in honor of the thousands of men and women who have disappeared in Mexico, and for other victims of violence and injustice around the world. Co-founded and curated by Andrea Arroyo in response to the disappearance of 43 youths from Ayotzinapa, Mexico on September 26, 2014. Over 275 international artists have participated thus far.

Scheduled Exhibitions:
• “Tribute to the Disappeared” The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, New York City. September 25-October 17, 2015. 
• "Tribute to the Disappeared" Women's Rights National Historical Park Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY. October 30-December 20, 2015.

Visit to read the stories, and view the art.

Scholarship Opportunities

TheDream.US national scholarship fund provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who have DACA or TPS approval and who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce.

TheDream.US is offering two types of scholarships – one for first-time college students and one for community college graduates who want to complete their bachelor’s degree at one of the partner colleges.

The application will be available starting September 14, 2015.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016

For more information on the scholarship, partner colleges, requirements, and application process, click here.

Click here for the Preliminary Scholarship List for Health­ Related Graduate Programs 2015 and ­2016.

Take note of the due date for each scholarship.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides up to $90,000 in support for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in any field and at any institution in the United States.
The application is now open and available on the website, where you can find the full eligibility requirements. The application deadline is November 1, 2015.

For sponsorship opportunities please write to

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