Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of campus is currently closed including El Centro de Muchos Colores. We are providing online instruction for the rest of the semester as well as other support services for students on a very limited basis. If you need assistance or have questions please contact our interim coordinator, Kassandra Carrasco-Gonzalez (she, her, hers) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook page.
La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) ha causado tomar pasos de cerrar El Centro de Muchos Colores. Todavía estamos ofreciendo servicios para estudiantes vía internet. Si tiene preguntas o necesita asistencia por favor comunicarse con nuestra coordinadora, Kassandra Carrasco-Gonzalez (ella) a email@example.com o visite nuestra página en Facebook.
Information regarding Coronavirus updates and important information can be found at the FLC coronavirus webpage. FLC has a team ready to assist with a variety of issues ranging from academic polices, housing options, finances, mental health support, and more. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-382-6919.
Our goal is to provide a place for anyone interested in Hispanic culture and to assist with the retention of Hispano and multicultural students.
As we say it in Spanish "Toda la gente" everybody!!!!
We are El Centro de Muchos Colores! Diversity is always better. We welcome anyone who wants to participate, socialize, and be our friend.
El Centro de Muchos Colores was first established at Fort Lewis College in 1988, under the presidency of Dr. Joel Jones. The original facility was opened in the CUB student memorial lounge, and then was moved to the married housing unit before finding its current home in Berndt Hall.
Through various volunteers and instructors, the organization has thrived and has for the first time this year ever hired its first paid coordinator. In 2005, a 20-hour part-time staff position was created to spearhead El Centro de Muchos Colores and make the organization more visible throughout campus and the larger community.
In 2007, the coordinator position was made full-time. In 2008 El Centro relocated to the main floor of the library. In 2011, El Centro landed in its permanent location directly across from the bookstore on the ground floor of the Student Union. The current state-of-the-art facility includes a dance floor, a full commercial kitchen, lounge space, computer lab and more for all student to find their "Home away from Home" at El Centro de Muchos Colores.
Educate others about Hispanic culture, through food sales, Christmas Reenactment of Las Posadas, National Hispanic Heritage Month events, live music performances, guest speakers, Latino movie nights, in-house cultural library, international maps and flag resources, community outreach, Ballet Folklorico de Durango, and a student-run publication called La Movida.