Helping Latinos Plan for College

San Jose State University will collaborate with the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association, the Consulado General de Mexico en San José and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley to host the fourth biennial Advancing Latino/a Achievement and Success (ALAS) conference March 15 at SJSU. Almost 100 speakers and presenters will offer 1,500 Latino fifth through 10th graders and their families the information they need to prepare for college.

The idea for this conference springs from a need to increase the number of college-bound Latino students in Silicon Valley. According to the Silicon Valley Latino Report Card 2011, 14 percent of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree or higher, as compared to 52% of non-Latinos. This event also reflects the California State University External Relations mission, which includes ensuring the needs of students with the least opportunity are recognized as a high priority.

When: Saturday, March 15

Where: SJSU Event Center

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