Balmy AlleyOn Monday, September 1, 2014, Labor Day, several faculty and staff members took a group of the visiting international students from Mexico in the Becalos program, for a fun and informative outing to the Mission District in San Francisco. Professor Gary Fleener, from the Education Abroad program, walked the students to the Daly City Bart Station and showed them how to navigate BART to San Francisco. John Saenz, who works with the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development, and his lovely wife, Alicia also came along to guide, as did Raul Guerra from the Global Learning Program, as well as English Professor Lucia Lachmayr.

MaestrapeaceStudents were shown the murals of Balmy Alley, the Mission Cultural Center, several unique bookstores as well as the lovely murals of the Women’s Building, known as the “Maestrapeace” by many in the area. Students were even treated to watching an artist in the middle of creating a mural and who kindly stopped to answer questions from students. Four Skyline College Puente student volunteers, Antonio Quintana, Andressa Dos Santos, Daniel Del Castillo, and Yare Ozuna, helped guide the Becalos students on their tour throughout the Mission.

Article by Lucia Lachmayr | Photo by Raul Guerra