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Latina/o Studies Program: Let's Dream Together!

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
108 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 04, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Thank You!

May 19, 2017

A huge thank you to our 108 donors who supported the Latina/o Studies Program: Let's Dream Together crowdfunding campaign. With your gift we were able to raise $12,115. Your gift will have a positive impact on the Latina/o community and we thank you for your on-going commitment to Cornell’s Latina/o community. LSP has been fortunate to count on your support for its growing vibrancy as an academic community, and its ability to serve and support Cornell students.

We encourage you to stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Muchas Gracias, Miguel Martinez '18, Student Lead Ambassdor; Rigo Perez '17, Student Lead Ambassador; Debra Castillo, Director, Latina/o Studies Program; Marti Dense, Program Administrator, Latina/o Studies Program; Maria Montesano, Administrative Assistant, Latina/o Studies Program; Juliette Corazon, Advising Dean, Latina/o Student Success Office


April 26, 2017

We’re at the home stretch, and it’s not to late to support the Latina/o Studies: Let’s Dream Together! crowdfunding campaign.

Help us gain more supporters by sharing our campaign page with fellow Cornellians, family and friends.

The campaign closes on May 4, 2017 @ 11:59 pm. Every gift counts, no matter the size, so we hope you will join the other 73 alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends in supporting the successes of the next generation of Latina/o students at Cornell.


April 13, 2017

Thank you to the 53 alumni, students, staff, faculty, family, and friends that have supported our campaign.

For 30 years, the Latina/o Studies Program (LSP) has been a hub for research and community. To celebrate the anniversary, the program  launched the Let’s Dream Together crowdfunding campaign to raise support of LSP students.

“It was the Nov. 14 statement by the Cornell Latino Alumni Association [CLAA] that galvanized this effort at this historic moment,” explained Debra Castillo, director of LSP and professor of comparative literature in the College of Arts & Sciences. “That letter began with the strong statement that ‘we stand with you,’ and ended with the commitment to work on concrete ways to back those words. Our alumni have been crucial to the vibrancy of the program over the last 30 years, and we’ve been working closely with the board of CLAA on this campaign.” Read our story.



Help us gain more supporters by sharing our campaign page with fellow Cornellians, family and friends.


March 28, 2017

In one week we reached 30% of our $20,000 goal. Every gift counts so please spread the word and donate to help us reach our goal.

Take a few minutes to watch the short video on the campaign page and check out our facebook page for updates from current students, alums, faculty, staff and supporters on what Latina/o Studies means to them.

Help us gain more supporters by sharing our campaign page with fellow Cornellians, family and friends. We hope you will like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, too.

Message from Cornell Latino Alumni Association

February 07, 2017

On November 14, 2016, the Cornell Latino Alumni Association made the following statement:

Twenty-three years after the Day Hall takeover and the student movement which led to the creation of the Latino Studies Program, we the board of the Cornell Latino Alumni Association at Cornell have been made aware that some of you are feeling isolated and uncertain of your future in light of recent events. As Hispanic and Latino/a alumni, we want you to know that we stand with you.

We remain strongly committed to you, our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to the values of diversity and inclusion that were so important to us during our years at Cornell and which continue to be the beacons that guide us as a board. The CLAA Board is behind you and understands your concerns. We fully support you and wish to encourage our government institutions to embrace diversity and our sacred constitutional rights of speech and assembly.

In the coming weeks and months, the board of CLAA will be working on concrete ways to support these words. We are committed to being there for you, our students, the Latino/a Studies Program staff and faculty and the Latino Living Center.

You are not alone. We are with you.

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Helping Hand

Show your support for the Cornell students, staff and faculty dedicated to the Latina/o Studies Program.


Book Awards

Your gift will support student book awards for Latina/o Studies courses.


Community Engagement

Latina/o students have been contributing to our larger community by collaborating with local organizations No más lágrimas, the Latino Civic Association, Cultura, Ithaca Ballet Folkórico. Your gift will continue to support this work.


Preserve a Tradition

Your gift will help to continue providing stoles to our undergraduate and graduate minors at commencement.


Student Research Experience

Remember that fantastic conference? The archival material you uncovered? The conversation that changed everything on a research trip? Your gift will help current graduate and undergraduate students share similar experiences.



Your gift will reach across the Latina/o Studies Program, reaching students, staff, and faculty who are making a real difference.


Celebrating 30 Years!

For the last 30 years we have been supporting Latina/o students in their studies and their lives. Your gift will help the next generation of Latina/o students at Cornell thrive.


Home Away From Home

We are making it happen! Support Cornell's Latina/o Studies Program so we can continue to make a difference.