New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been awarded a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its ongoing public programming related to the region as well as to back K-12 outreach programs, research, and other initiatives.
NYU’s CLACS shares the grant with the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. The two have jointly served as a National Resource Center since 2006 and previously from 1988 to 2002. NYU’s portion of the grant amounts to approximately $1.25 million over four years.
CLACS opens channels of communication and encourages the sharing of ideas, knowledge and observations across disciplinary boundaries, to the mutual benefit of faculty members, students, and the greater New York City community interested in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As a Title VI National Resource Center, CLACS strives to improve training on and understanding of the regions of Latin American and the Caribbean in an attempt to increase the competence of future workers in the fields of teaching, policy, development and aid, security, and humanitarian endeavors, within and beyond the university. This grant includes Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), which support language training for graduate students in less commonly taught languages, including Brazilian Portuguese and Quechua.
National Resource Centers throughout the United States have been established at colleges and universities with funding from the U.S. Department of Education to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching any modern foreign language.
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