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Upcoming Event:

Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities Seminar “¡Edúcate!”

September 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Boys Club of NY 
321 East 111th Street East Harlem , NY 10029

This seminar will highlight the activism of undocumented CUNY students and the work of their allies. We will show a CUNY-produced documentary Living Undocumented and have a Question and Answer with one of the filmmakers, City College professor Tatyana Kleyn, as well as some of the students featured in the film.
At this seminar, the Institute will launch NYCEdúcate, the bilingual web portal we have been working on under wraps all year. The web portal will provide families thorough, reliable, bilingual information on educational institutions and services at all levels through out New York City.

*Registration is required.

From our friends at other institutions:

Here There, Acá Allá

Opening reception: August 29, 2015, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave,
Bronx, NY 10451

Here There, Acá Allá was possible through a collaborative effort between Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Masa, with the goal of making art accessible to children in the South Bronx.

Here There, Acá Allá is an intergenerational photography workshop that brings together the first and second generations of participating Mexican-American immigrant families. The title refers to the dual experience of growing up and living between two cultures, using two languages and developing an enriched identity. 

Opening reception: August 29, 2015, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Exhibition: August 30th - September 13
Thursday and Friday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM,
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

For more information call us at (212) 587-3070 or email

Light refreshments will be served.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. RSVP highly encouraged.

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.

Upcoming Independence Day Celebrations:

El Grito: Mexico's Independence Day

Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for the celebration of Mexico's Independence.

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm
550 W. 155th Street, New York, NY 10032
(Between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway)

Commemoration of the 205th Anniversary of the Mexican Independence

The General Consulate of Mexico in New York cordially invites you to celebrate the commemoration of the 205th anniversary of the Mexican Independence.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
3:00pm to 9:00pm
Bedford-Union Armory, Brooklyn NY

Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies Leonard Lief Library
Present a Reading and Discussion 

Puerto Ricans in the Empire: Tobacco Growers and U.S. Colonialism
by Teresita A. Levy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Library - Treehouse Conference Room 317

In her recent book, Puerto Ricans in the Empire, Teresita A. Levy examines Puerto Rico’s tobacco industry.  She tells how Puerto Ricans challenged U.S. officials and fought successfully for legislation that benefited the island.  
Levy describes how small-scale, politically involved, independent landowners grew most of the tobacco in Puerto Rico.  She shows how - to gain access to political power - tobacco farmers joined local agricultural leagues and - through their participation - demanded and won inclusion in the empire in terms defined not only by the colonial power, but also by the colonized.
Levy is Associate Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College and Associate Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at CUNY Graduate Center.

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:
• “Works in Dialogue” Kimmel Gallery, New York University.  September 8–October 15, 2015.
• “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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