Atlanta Latino Project

Atlanta Latino Project

In Atlanta, the Center provides educational services to local professional communities and ethnic communities, and strengthens the relationship of the Department and University with local communities, benefiting our students and graduates.

In 2007, the Center launched its Latino Atlanta Journalism Education Project focused in developing outreach to Atlanta’s fast-growing Latino community. The launch at the first Latino Atlanta Forum was keynoted by Alexander Mejía, executive director of UNITAR in Atlanta, a division of the United Nations with a focus on development issues in Latin America.

In 2008, the Center began working directly with Margarita Muñoz in the outreach program to high schools with large populations of Latino students and with Latino students already enrolled at Georgia State University and other state universities. The Center participated in the 2008 statewide Latino College conference conducted at Georgia State University. The Latino Atlanta project
can serve as a model for other ethnic communities.

Through the Latino Atlanta Project, the Center applies in Atlanta the civic engagement strategies which its faculty successfully tested in the Middle East. The goal is to bring together Atlanta’s Latino media, nongovernmental organizations, and interdisciplinary research faculty across the University.