The Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland (ECHO) and The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) on Saturday, April 15 will honor over 3,000 Latino students who have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and who are on course to college.
The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Christ the Light Cathedral by Lake Merritt at 2121 Harrison St. in Oakland.
This is a major community celebration in Oakland.
Today there are over 18,000 Latino students in the OUSD, the largest single ethnic group. Unfortunately, success still eludes most of these students.
Last year less than 500 Latino students were UC or CSU eligible.
The Latino Student Honor Roll gives attention and show cases Latino students who are presently are performing and maintaining a high GPA who in the past have been ignored and excluded from proper recognition of their efforts.
A number of community leaders will be participating including: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, City Councilman Noel Gallo, City Councilman Abel Guillen, School Board members and OUSD Interim Superintendent Devin Dillon.
For information contact Emma C. Roos at (510) 658-7588, Jorge Lerma at (510) 967-5860 or Blanca Pérez at (510) 538-1143. To reach Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland, email firstname.lastname@example.org