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Mission Statement

El Centro Group PhotoThe mission of El Centro is to unite all cultural backgrounds, Latinx and Chicanx; to support, educate, and assist students in completing their educational goals while providing cultural enrichment, and solidarity between Mt.SAC’s students and surrounding communities.

Goals

  • To increase the educational attainment of Chicanx/Latinx students.
  • To educate the Chicanx/Latinx community and the Mt.SAC community about the diversity that encompasses the Chicanx/Latinx cultural community.
  • To provide a physical space that reflects the perspectives and culture of Chicanx/Latinx students.
  • To provide educational, cultural and social programming that affirms and celebrates Chicanx/Latinx identity and values, as well as the awareness of the social, political, historical and cultural realities of the Chicanx/Latinx population.
  • To broaden and facilitate the channels of communication between Chicanx/Latinx students and the greater Mt.SAC student community.
  • To support the development of students interested in the Chicanx/Latinx culture.
  • To participate in the college’s core values of supporting equity and diversity.
  • To provide information to enhance cultural awareness at Mt.SAC.

Program Benefits/Resources

  • Counseling and Advising 
  • Peer-to-peer Support
  • Leadership and Community Engagement Opportunities
  • Chicanx/Latinx Studies Library/ Archival Documents
  • University Raza Youth Conferences
  • On-campus and Online Cultural Events

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MT. SAC COVID-19 UPDATE:

As of 3/20/20, the Mt. SAC El Centro Program Office is closed, but our Counselors and Staff are working remotely.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at our new temporary number 909-610-9375 during our regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
If you have a question for an El Centro Counselor or Advisor, please call our new number or email elcentro@mtsac.edu and one of our Counselors/ Advisor will respond. If needed, they can also help schedule an appointment for you. Appointments will be available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and will be held over the phone or email based. (This is to enforce social distancing).
We encourage you to follow us on social media on Instagram and Facebook for information and updates.
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Contact Us

8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Building 9E- Second Floor
(909) 610-9375
elcentro@mtsac.edu
www.mtsac.edu/elcentro

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