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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

CLEEO Summit: Celebration of Life, Remembrance of Death, and the Introduction of Afterlife - Día de Angelitos and Día de Muertos

November 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center

Featuring Southern California Artists:
Maria Guadalupe, Rosalie Lopez, Silvya Manquero, and Heriberto Luna

Extra-credit slips will be offered.

Hosted by Eric Cuellar, Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator, and Jordan Stanton, History Instructor

Sponsored by:
OCC Counseling Division
International Multicultural Committee
Funded by Office of Student Equity 

CLEEO Summit: Herstory Instead of History

November 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center

Lecture by Victor Villaseñor, NY Times Bestselling Author

Orange Coast College campus community cordially invited

Hosted by Eric Cuellar, Associate Professor of Counseling

Sponsored by OCC Counseling Division, International Multicultural Committee, and Funded by Office of Student Equity.

Counseling Honors Course: The Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education

View the Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education flyer.

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.    

Contact Information:

Eric Cuellar

Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator

OCC Multicultural Center

(714) 432-5778