In collaboration with other academic units at Georgia State University, the Center facilitates the availability of existing resources that develop and expand excellence in Latin American and Latino studies. The Center serves the university by:
- Providing an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas among faculty and students in agreement with the stated intent of internationalization of the curriculum at Georgia State University, particularly in programs such as international studies, culture and values, business, biosciences, and health, as well as government and economics.
- Disseminating information on Latin American and Latino issues to students, the general faculty, and the public in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
- Reaching out to the local communities and the Latino students at Georgia State, thereby establishing and securing links between both.
- Contributing to the internationalization of the academic curriculum through the support of a wide array of courses with a total or partial Latin American/Latino component. Key examples of this aspect are the Latino Freshman Learning Community (FLC) and the study abroad programs to Cuba and Mexico.
- Generating and supporting additional research related to Latin American/Latino issues.
- Fostering the development of international links and intellectual exchange between Georgia and Latin America.
- Seeking external funding for the promotion of Latin American studies and related activities.