K-12 Outreach Program

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.

Professional Development

We offer a series of professional development opportunities for educators who want to learn more about ways to include Latin America and regional-specific content into their classrooms, and to strengthen teaching and learning about the region. These resources are produced with support from U.S. Department of Education Title VI funds by students and alumni from various programs at Teachers College, as well as experts in each topic.

Ojos Propios en Nueva York

Leveraging Latin American Cultural and Linguistic Diversity for Academic Achievement: A Guide

Other Classroom Resources

Americas Society Art Gallery

Fostering an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada

Bronx Council of the Arts

Founded to encourage and increase public awareness and participation in the arts, and to nurture the development of artists and cultural organizations

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Bridging New York University’s innovative Latin American and Caribbean-related research with a broader community of educators in New York City

El Museo del Barrio

New York’s leading Latino cultural institution welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America.

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute

Founded as The Spanish Institute in 1954 to promote greater awareness and understanding of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world in the United States

Smithsonian Latino Center

Focused on ensuring that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced

Hispanic Society of America

A free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America

Teaching Central America

An initiative to encourage teaching about the region in K-12 schools by providing lessons, bios, poetry and prose for class.

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