Established at its current location in 1977, La Casa Cultural provides a home away from home for many Latino students. Within the three-story, 19th century red-brick house, students create a sense of community, generate activities, and whether they are exchanging food recipes in a fully equipped kitchen, discussing Latin American/Latino issues with one of the many scholars who come to speak at the Center, or just taking a break from their busy schedules to watch TV or listen to music, students realize the Center's mission as an important gathering place. Students who visit the Center will find an ever-expanding library of books and resource materials on Latino and Latin American topics, a computer room where students compose papers, check their e-mail, and conduct internet research, a large multipurpose room, several organizational office spaces, and student lounge rooms. The Center is also open to New Haven Latinos and community-based programs for immigrants in ESL.
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
YALE UNIVERSITY - LA CASA CULTURAL