María E. Luna-Duarte, M.A., Director
María Rebeca Lamadrid-Quevedo, M.A., Interim Assistant Director
Fausto Ortiz, B.A., IT Manager

El Centro is one of Northeastern Illinois University’s campuses. It is a focal point for the Latino community and provides educational opportunities for all students within a culturally comfortable and easily accessible setting. In addition to the general education program, students can work to obtain their Bachelor’s degree on any of the following major through a flexible schedule: computer science, justice studies, social work and special education. At El Centro, students can take classes during the day, evening and weekend.

The staff at El Centro assists prospective students and their families with the admission and financial aid processes to get started on their academic journey at Northeastern.  Additionally, El Centro provides comprehensive academic support and co-curricular programs for students, such as our signature mentoring program, GUIAS (Guidance, Inspiration and Academic Support). El Centro serves nontraditional, part-time and returning adult student populations as well as traditional first-year and transfer students.

In collaboration with community-based organizations, El Centro serves the community through outreach programs in the areas of citizenship, education, health, housing, and technology. The El Centro Community Education Program seeks to improve the lives of communities living in the Avondale, Hermosa and Logan Square communities and surrounding Chicago land neighborhoods. El Centro is poised to continue to provide access and educational opportunities to diverse communities in the Chicago area and serve as a resource and a bridge for students and community members to develop their human capital, nurture self-esteem, and prepare for the professions in the multicultural world of the 21st century.

In keeping with Northeastern Illinois University’s mission, El Centro provides a quality education at an affordable price.

For more information contact Northeastern Illinois University El Centro at 3390 North Avondale, Chicago, Illinois 60618. Telephone: 773-442-4080; Fax: 773-442-4085.