The New York City Consortium for Latin American Studies combines the extraordinary teaching and research capacities of two of New York City’s leading universities, New York University and Columbia. These dynamic urban universities advance international education through their rich “locational endowment”—New York, one of the world's great global cities—and through institutional commitments to building programs, establishing networks, and educating students across six continents. The Latin American Studies centers of both universities have collaborated since 1988 on a mission to advance knowledge and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean through competitive degree programs, international research opportunities, nationally recognized library resources, and outreach programs to K-12, post-secondary institutions, and the public at large.
The ILAS K-12 Outreach Program strives to enhance the professional capacity of teachers in New York City's multicultural environment and promote the inclusion of Latin American history and culture into students's classrooms and daily lives. Drawing on the expertise and support of faculty and students across Columbia, the program offers educators resources and opportunities to learn about creative ways of incorporating Latin American history and culture into their curricula.
Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium
The Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium of New York City is a partnership of ILAS, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at Lehman College, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Designed to promote the teaching, learning, and study of indigenous and diasporic languages of the Americas, the consortium allows currently enrolled students from each institution to study languages at the other and provides research and resources to support and promote the teaching and learning of Quechua, Haitian Kreyòl, Mixtec, and Nahuatl.