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Hostos United/Hostos Unido mission statement

This is the mission statement of Hostos United/Hostos Unido, an umbrella activist group that led much of the campaign to expand the college to include the 500 Grand Concourse building. The group was established in January 1978 by the Student Government Organization, the Puerto Rican Student Organization, the Dominican Student Organization, the South American Student Union, the Black Student Union, FUSP, the Professional Staff Congress and other unions representing college staff. The statement includes their mission, their structure, and a brief synopsis of the fight for improved facilities at Hostos.

By 1977, the third part of the campaign to save Hostos Community College had picked up momentum. Having extremely poor facilities, the college had acquired a second building across the street from its original location that would allow Hostos to expand. However, the 500 Grand Concourse building needed renovations to be useable but the college had been denied the funds necessary to prepare and occupy their second building. A fresh wave of organizing by students and faculty drove efforts to enable Hostos to continue to be a hub of opportunity for residents of the South Bronx.

Source | Hostos Community College Archives
Creator | Hostos United/Hostos Unido
Date Created | 1979
Rights | Obtain From Hostos United/Hostos Unido
Item Type | Text (Report / Paper / Proposal)
Cite This document | Hostos United/Hostos Unido, “Hostos United/Hostos Unido mission statement,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 26, 2019,


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