Latino Education Association

Latino Education Association

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The Latino Education Association (L.E.A.) of San Jose City College serves as an advocacy organization for our Latino community. 

Strives to support social justice and equity for Latina/o employees and to advance their leadership potential and success at San Jose City College.

  •  Supports Latina/o students through scholarships and other programs.
  • Committed to promoting the Latino culture through its sponsorship of campus and other community events. 
  • Involves itself in the educational progress and success of Latina/o students by organizing cultural and educational events, such as Latino Heritage Month, Día de Los Muertos, and La Raza Commencement. 


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The Latino Education Association would like to invite you to become a member of LEA. As many of you know, LEA supports SJCC students through scholarships and other programs.

Among LEA’s activities during the year are La Raza Commencement, Latino Heritage Month, Dia de Los Muertos, and its scholarship program.

You don’t have to be Latina/o to become a member of the LEA familia. Attached you will find a volunteer contribution form to become a dues-paying member. LEA membership dues are $10 per month for classified employees and $15 for certificated employees. However, you are welcome to contribute more if you’d like. The dues help fund the programs mentioned above. LEA Volunteer Contribution form. Please submit your completed form to Maria Avalos.

Thank you for supporting LEA.

LA RAZA COMMENCEMENTLa Raza Commencement is an opportunity for students and their familias to share this joyous event in a bilingual/bicultural ceremony.  This special occasion includes an evening dinner, a keynote speaker, accomplishment and recognition awards, and personalized speeches by the graduates. In addition to our campus graduation ceremony, L.E.A.  annually hosts a specialized commencement to honor the achievements of students transferring, completing their certificate, or attaining their associate degree.
Questions? Check our La Raza Commencement FAQs
call 408 288-3125, or visit the Metas Center, 
Multi-Disciplinary Building, Room: M-104



1. Browse to the Academic Works site: Click on the "Sign Up" button at the top, right corner of the page    You can also view the various scholarship opportunities prior to signing in: click on "Show Filters" on the right side of the page and select San Jose City College for the list of SJCC Scholarship Opportunities3. Enter your email address and create a password to start the application process4. Follow the instructions to submit the general application

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Ilder Betancourt Lopez


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Maria Avalos



Spring 2019


  • Latino Education Association 

  • ​Castellano Family Foundation

  • Center for Social Dynamics

  • Pedro Pallares Autism Foundation

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