The St. John’s University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was established in 1994. Its policy is grounded in the University's Vincentian mission and a commitment to global education. As a metropolitan university whose main campuses areas located in one of the major urban centers of the world, St. John's is acutely aware of the increasing importance of the U.S. economy on Latin American and Caribbean trading sectors through NAFTA and other agreements.
Observing the rapid growth of Hispanic populations in New York and across the U.S., St. John's also recognizes its historic responsibility to this sector of new Americans. The Center, under the auspices of the Office of the Provost, comprises faculty and administrators whose research, teaching and professional involvement demonstrate a serious commitment to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. These scholars serve as liaisons and support resources within their schools, disciplines and departments.
Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Chair, Department of Languages and Literatures
St. John Hall, Room B3A
718-990-1932[email protected][email protected]
Free Adult Literacy and English As a Second Language (ESL) Classes
Adult Basic Education (ABE) / High School Equivalence (HSE)
St. John's University, Queens Campus
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
E or F train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station then transfer to the Q-46 bus and exit on Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway. Or Take E train to Jamaica Center and then transfer to the Q30 or Q31 Bus and exit on Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway
These classes and workshops are made possible thanks to a grant from the Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD) received by Dr. Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Director of the Committee forLatin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Professor of Languages and Literatures at St. John’s University.