• Become a Cultural Ambassador

    Cultural Ambassador

    Hunter College is offering a great opportunity for educators, students, families, and community members to learn more about the histories of our Puerto Rican community. 

    Centro’s Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program is a free, self-paced, multimedia online course in Puerto Rican history, culture, and traditions, with a focus on the migration experience of the stateside diaspora. The goal of the program is to inspire the next generation of Puerto Rican leaders to become a driving force of change for themselves and their communities. The program engages youth and educational institutions in promoting the teaching and learning of our heritage. Participants not only gain knowledge but also develop leadership, research, and presentation skills. 

    After enrolling online, participants complete a number of assignments that include viewing the Pioneers/Pioneros Documentary Series; complete reading assignments on Puerto Rican history, culture, and traditions; and learn key dates and historical events that have shaped the diasporic experience. At the end of each lesson, participants are required to complete and pass a short quiz. Upon successful completion of all required lessons, the participant receives a certificate of completion and designation as a Cultural Ambassador.

    Centro is the primary academic institute producing research on the conditions of stateside Puerto Ricans, preserving their heritage by maintaining a library and archives. Centro education programs focus on the development of curriculum and educational materials, such as videos, posters, and teaching guides, which disseminate and promote the use of historical and cultural heritage content for colleges, middle and high schools, and the general public. These tools help teachers and students learn about Centro’s vast archival collections and promote Puerto Rican studies. Centro's web-based open courseware, videoconferences, and other pedagogical resources provide the necessary supports for classroom success.


    CENTRO from Hunter College is proud that the Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program has been incorporated in history courses in schools, colleges, and libraries. CENTRO encourages all educators to include this web-based open courseware in their curriculums.


    Here is a sample of the content you will be learning about during your online experience as you pursue to become a Cultural Amabassador: