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Institute for Latino Community Practice

Learn to lead and serve in the Latino population

The USJ Institute for Latino Community Practice prepares undergraduate and graduate students for culturally and linguistically competent leadership in their professions.

Our goal is to create a community of learners dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and best practices to serve the Latino population.

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(Above) Book signing, and community discussion with Dr. Daisy Verduzco Reyes, writer, sociologist, scholar, college professor, and author of Learning to Be Latino: How Colleges Shape Identity Politics (Rutgers University Press, 2018). In Learning to Be Latino Dr. Reyes describes the interactions of Latino students with their college environment and how the college environment affects the identity development and future of students. Dr. Reyes now serves as an Assistant Professor in the University of Connecticut Department of Sociology and El Instituto: Institute of Latino/a, Caribbean, & Latin American Studies. Dr. Ryes received her B.A. from University of California Santa Barbara, an M.A. from the University of California Irvine and a PhD. in Sociology from University of California Irvine.

We provide academic programs, continuing education, certificates, and professional development opportunities that meet the needs of bilingual students and Latino professionals. We are committed to ongoing reflection and collaboration to develop best practices. Program examples include:

  • Undergraduate courses such as (SOCW 209) Latinas & Their Worlds, and (SPAN 204) Latino Storytelling
  • Graduate courses such as (LCPR 595) Practice with Diverse Populations
  • The LCP Affiliated Faculty Group at USJ

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