Tiempo: 'La Casa de las Americas' center celebrates tradition, history of Latinos

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Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:21PM
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In this episode of Tiempo, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting 'La Casa de las Americas,' a new center promoting the traditions and history of Latinos.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Hispanic Heritage Month is here -- what a perfect time to highlight and recognize the many contributions of Latinos in our area.

On Sunday's show, we introduce you to Maria Portilla. She is the Hispanic liaison in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County.

She was appointed by the town supervisor a year ago to help address the needs of the growing Hispanic community there.

But first, LaGuardia Community College just launched 'La Casa de las Americas.' It is a center designed to celebrate the traditions and history of Latinos.

La Casa aims to address nationwide inequities in college achievement between Latino communities and other groups. It also provides comprehensive academic and career services, including opportunities for research, scholarships, internships and networking.

For more on the goals and mission of 'La Casa,' we talked with Kenneth Adams, President at LaGuardia Community College and La Casa directors Ryan Mann-Hamilton and Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez.

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