For more than 50 years, El Centro, Northeastern’s Avondale location, has provided students from diverse communities with the academic support they need to achieve their goals. El Centro’s urban, student-friendly setting offers general education courses in addition to four majors: Special Education, Computer Science, Justice Studies and Social Work. Students from all backgrounds and lived experiences are welcome at El Centro.
The caring and supportive staff at El Centro assist prospective students and their families to understand the admission and financial aid processes to help them get started on their academic journey at Northeastern. El Centro provides comprehensive academic support and co-curricular programs for students. The El Centro Scholars Program offers freshman students a holistic college experience by creating a campus culture that enhances student learning, academic success, and leadership development through its cohort system.
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 Chicago area. El Centro is poised to continue to provide access and educational opportunities to diverse communities 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.