• To generate and disseminate research information, analysis, and social perspective on issues affecting Central Americans.
  • To work towards developing students' research, methodological and analytical skills and to directly involve them in documenting and analyzing their history and experience.
  • To actively promote and encourage interdisciplinary investigations and social policy articulation.
  • To suggest alternative policies aimed at improving the quality of life, civic participation and educational development of Central Americans in general and the Central American students at CSUN in particular.