We are a U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control-licensed institution that provides docent-assisted travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who wish to understand contemporary life on the island. The Center draws on award-winning scholarly research to examine contemporary cultural and economic topics. More than 70 trips to the island position us as the leaders in cultural exchange. Our programs provide meaningful engagement with the people of Cuba as stipulated by Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Treasury. Our license to sponsor people-to-people trips was renewed in June 2012. Unlike other organizations, we provide you with more than just a tour guide. Our docent-led trips engage, enlighten, and enliven.
See this article from National Public Radio's June 24, 2014 feature on Cubans and Cuban -Americans and their remittance connections here. Also, the April 30, 2013 New York Times article where Dr. Scarpaci is quoted on the Cuban real-estate market. Read this Associated Press piece quoting The Center about small-biz development in Old Havana, July 16, 2012 and this one from September 2012 about the need to create jobs for Cuban college grads.