cesar chavez events on campusOn Wednesday, March 23, Skyline College hosted a Day of Action Honoring Cesar Chavez.  This event offered Skyline College students the opportunity to learn about local community and campus resources that support the Latino Community in the Bay Area.

Over 300 students interacted with community organizations such as Arriba Juntos, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SF, E4FC, The Latino Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Notre Dame de Namur University, Standing Brown, and ZIA SF.  The following on-campus resources were also present: EOPS/CARE and CalWORKS, Honors Transfer Program, International Students Association, Latin American Student Organization (L.A.S.O.), Puente, SMCCD Study Abroad, SparkPoint at Skyline College, TRiO Student Support Services, and the World Languages Department.

The event opened with a march around campus conducted by our Hermanos y Hermanas students from South San Francisco High School and Westmoor High School.  Following the march, attendees heard encouraging words from Dr. Angélica Garcia, Vice President, Student Services.  Guest speaker, Hector Camacho, San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee, shared stories of his own experience as a community college student.  He encouraged students to utilize the resources on campus to help them achieve their goals.

Attendees of the event were also treated to sunshine, delicious tacos, and amazing musical selections by Dr. Loco’s Rockin’ Jalapeño Band featuring our very own John Ulloa (Honors Transfer Coordinator, History Professor)!

Special thanks to all of the faculty, staff, and student ambassadors that worked tirelessly together to ensure the success of this event.

Article by Lauren Ford | Photos by: Grace Beltran and Claudia Paz