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At El Centro, you have the freedom to be yourself and live your hopes and dreams.

Located in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, El Centro is deeply connected with Chicago’s history and culture. Our technology- and science-focused facility is the creative laboratory in which students are encouraged to express ideas that will shape the future.

“Northeastern changed my life, and now I see it changing others. At El Centro, we know the value of education and the positive impact a Northeastern degree can make in the lives of students and their families. Here, students pursue their creative curiosity and reach their full potential.”

Maria E. Luna-Duarte

Northeastern alumna and Director of El Centro

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