The 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.
- 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.
- 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