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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, is to assist in recruiting new undergraduate 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. 

¡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 2017

MEChA's Posada (6-9pm) @ UC Ballroom. Celebrate a posada with MEChA and learn about what a posada is and its traditions. Free event for all.

Pozole For the Academic Soul, Wed Jan. 17   6-8pm @ Alumni House. Free event. Come have dinner with Pacific Alumni and faculty and connect with fellow students from your major. To RSVP please email Dr. Ines Ruiz-Huston@ or call Pacific Latinx Outreach and Resource Center "El Centro" @ (209)946-7655.

For questions or concerns please contact Dr. Ines Ruiz-Huston ( or call Pacific Latinx Community Outreach and Resource Center "El Centro": 209-946-7655. 

***NOTE: El Centro open Monday-Thursday from 8 - 6 pm.  Fridays 8-5pm.

January 2017 Immigration Information Session: Know Your Rights

14th 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 on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  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 Latino Community Outreach Office (209) 946-7705.  Registration begins after January 1, 2016. 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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