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Counseling Latin@s for Equity & Engagement (CLEEO): Create movement toward an educational pathway of success and degree attainment

CLEEO Project

​The Vision of the CLEEO Project

CLEEO Project has a commitment to promote Latin@s access and success in higher education in an equitable and culturally supportive environment.  The CLEEO Project’s focus is on developing an educational pathway for college students with an emphasis on the successful development of life skills and the attainment of Associate and Bachelor degrees and beyond toward a Post-Graduate education.

CLEEO Project: Benefits and Services

A Multicultural Counseling Service guided with a culturally sensitive focus and understanding of Latin@ perspectives and directed toward academic major preparation and success in transferring to universities and preparation for postgraduate school (PhD.) and Professional School (Business, Law, and Medicine). Also, Counseling services available for students interested in the OCC Honors program and career specialization in STEM and Future Teacher Preparation.     

CLEEO Project: Academic Opportunities and Events

Counseling Honors Course: The Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education 
View the Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education flyer.

CLEEO Learning Cohort 5.0: Race, Ethnicity, and Equity in America 

  • Counseling A107 (21652) & A107H (21862) - Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education, Professor: Eric Cuellar 1.7 Hrs/Wk arr in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable M 3:00-4:25 PM Orange Coast Liveonline 

  • Ethnic Studies A150 (21096) - Ethnic Groups in the USA, Professor: Dr. Jordan Stanton 3.4 Hrs/Wk online in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable 
  • Political Science A180 (22367)- American Government, Professor: Dr. Rendell Drew 3.4 Hrs/Wk online in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable

Lecture/Workshop Semester Series: featuring national and global recognized guest scholars.

Annual Cuellar Family Scholarship for transferring students

Presentations by University representatives regarding transfer preparation and academic programs.

Academic and Career Networking and Mentoring for students

Latin@ Youth Conference

CLEEO Project Professional Development Opportunities for faculty and staff focused on Cultural Competency.

CLEEO Summit 11.0 Events

Pedro Noguera"Equity & Deeper Learning in Community Colleges"

Oct 20, 2021:  3 - 4 p.m., Live on Zoom* 

*To RSVP e-mail Eric Cuellar,

CLEEO Summit 11.0 will host Dr. Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education. Dr. Noguera will give a presentation on Equity and Deeper Learning in Community Colleges.

Learn more about Pedro Noguera.

Supported by International Multicultural Committee Funded by Student Equity & Achievement.

Contact Information:

Eric Cuellar

Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator

OCC Multicultural Center

(714) 432-5778