Seven-week Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassador Program coming to Sunset
SUNSET PARK — Puerto Rican history will be in the forefront in Sunset Park thanks to a new collaboration between El Grito de Sunset Park, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies-CUNY Hunter College and the Sunset Park Library which will bring the Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassador Program to the neighborhood’s branch, 4201 Fourth Avenue.
Starting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the branch will host a series of events highlighting Puerto Rican history, including several documentaries on the history of Puerto Ricans in the United States.
Noting that Sunset Park is a “historically Puerto Rican neighborhood,” the center stressed, “As a waterfront community, it was home to early Puerto Rican migrants to New York City whose lasting impact can still be felt. The Cultural Ambassador Program offers four, self-paced courses online that serve as a foundation for those eager to learn about the stateside Puerto Rican experience.”
El Centro’s Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program is, “a free, multimedia course in Puerto Rican history, culture and traditions, with a focus on the migration experience of the stateside diaspora with the goal of the program is to inspire the next generation of Puerto Rican leaders to become a driving force of change for themselves and their communities.”