Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Affiliates & Partners

The National Center for the Urban Community at Tulane and Xavier Universities had its origins in a unique cooperative endeavor agreement between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the city of New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and the Tulane and Xavier Universities. The 1996 agreement was designed to facilitate the recovery of HANO, then widely recognized as one of the most troubled housing agencies in the country.

Today, HANO is off the troubled list and its residents are benefiting from the dynamic, holistic partnerships the NCUC has formed with government, community, and private sectors.

The National Center works with a wide range of organizations and institutions to administer a series of initiatives that involve universities, students, faculty, staff, and, often, alumni. These programmatic efforts contribute to learning, to the quality of teaching and research and to the quality of life in the communities with whom we learn and serve.


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.