SJC students at Fiesta at Sunset

Herencia Latina Center

Celebrating Cultures and Community at San Juan College

Thrive at San Juan College with the Herencia Latina Center supporting you in your educational journey. We'll help this campus become your "home away from home."


Welcome to the Herencia Latina Center at San Juan College! We provide academic support, promote Latino and Hispanic cultures, and foster a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Join our cultural and social events where you can explore your heritage and make new friends. Come visit us and see all the benefits the Herencia Latina Center has to offer you!

Herencia Latina Center Students at SJC sitting together.

Herencia Latina Center en Español

¡Bienvenido al Centro Herencia Latina en SJC! Explore nuestros recursos y soporte en español. ¡Conozca nuestros recursos académicos, eventos culturales y más! 

Herencia Latina Center Services and Resources

Financial Aid and FAFSA Assistance

Our expert staff can assist you in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer any financial aid questions.

Scholarships

Learn about scholarship opportunities, including those for Latino and Hispanic students. They will help you pay for books, tuition, and more.

Mentorship

Our staff provides guidance for any challenges you may face, from stress management to career planning. Overcome obstacles at the Herencia Latina Center.

Computer and Software Access

Work on your assignments or study at the Herencia Latina Center. We provide access to computers, software, and printers for your academic needs.

Cultural Events

Join us for cultural events throughout the year, including Hispanic Heritage Month. They're a great way to connect with your heritage and learn more about Latino and Hispanic cultures.

Service-Learning Opportunities

Give back to the community while gaining valuable skills and real-world experience. We can help you find opportunities that align with your interests and career goals.

Graduation Celebration

We host a special graduation reception for our students where we present them with a custom Serape Stole. We want to recognize your hard work and achievements with your family and friends!

SJC Students at the fiesta at sunset smiling and dancing

DACA and Undocumented Students

At SJC, we're committed to helping all students succeed, including DACA and undocumented students. We'll support you in getting started and finding the resources you need. DACA and undocumented students qualify for state and SJC financial aid. 

SJC Enlace Ambassadors standing in front of table.

ENLACE Student Ambassador Program

Gain leadership skills as you promote education and success in the Hispanic and Latino communities. Build lifelong friendships while making a difference!

Clubs and Events

If you are interested in developing or enhancing your leadership skills, don’t miss out on the opportunity of joining the Colores Club. Through training, you will gain skills to plan, organize, and execute various events during the academic year and in an interactive and fun environment. The club collaborates with the Herencia Latina Center and other departments in various events, such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

Contact Information:

Arely Caro, Advisor - 

If you are interested in developing or enhancing your leadership skills, don’t miss out on the opportunity of joining the Colores Club. Through training, you will gain skills to plan, organize, and execute various events during the academic year and in an interactive and fun environment.

The club collaborates with the Herencia Latina Center and other departments in various events, such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

Contact Information:

  • Arely Caro, Advisor 

    If you are interested in developing or enhancing your leadership skills, don’t miss out on the opportunity of joining the Colores Club. Through training, you will gain skills to plan, organize, and execute various events during the academic year and in an interactive and fun environment.

    The club collaborates with the Herencia Latina Center and other departments in various events, such as Hispanic Heritage Month.

    Contact Information:

 

The Herencia Latina Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, with an emphasis on Hispanic Heritage Month. We kick off the month with Fiesta at Sunset, a celebration that highlights and shares the richness of our cultures. With live performances, piñatas, games, food, and dancing, we honor the contributions and cultures of Latino and Hispanic communities.

Día de los Niños, hosted in April, is a traditional day of celebration dedicated to the children in our neighborhood. We use this as an opportunity for our community partners to highlight their summer events and activities. We also have food, games, engaging activities, music, prizes, and live performances.

Sana Sana is a series focusing on self-care and mental health. Sana Sana stems from a popular children's rhyme, "heal, heal little frog's tail," commonly used as a healing chant when a child hurts themselves. This series highlights different ways one can practice self-care. Our activities include painting classes, Zumba or dance classes, hiking trips, and movie nights.

We also celebrate the Day of the Dead  November 1 to 2. On these days, we invite the community to visit our altar, which is set up starting October 27. Visitors share photos and leave offerings to honor loved ones who have passed away.

pinata with multiple color streamers

Contact Us

hlc@architecturallibrary.net
Phone: (505) 566-4055

Learning Commons, Room 1616

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.