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.
View the CLEEO 3.0 Learning Cohort flyer
. Lecture/Workshop Semester Series: featuring national and global recognized guest scholars.Annual Cuellar Family Scholarship for transferring studentsPresentations by University representatives regarding transfer preparation and academic programs.Academic and Career Networking and Mentoring for studentsLatin@ Youth ConferenceCLEEO Project Professional Development Opportunities for faculty and staff focused on Cultural Competency.
CLEEO Summit 8.0 Events
Empowering Your Community Through Higher Education:
Creating a Pathway to Graduate School and Beyond
Webinar by Dr. Victor Rios, Associate Dean of Social
Sciences and Professor of Sociology at UCSB
May 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. @ Zoom Webinar
Dr. Victor Rios will discuss strategies for staying motivated to complete college and plan for a successful future. He will discuss his research with at-promise community college transfer students and show what factors helped them make it to four-year colleges and graduate school. Dr. Rios will also discuss his work with at-promise youth and the mentoring programs he has developed. Dr. Mario Galicia, one of Dr. Rios's mentees, and a former transfer student to UCSB, will participate in the Webinar and discuss his own journey through the community college to doctorate degree pipeline.
Paving the Pathway: Life After Transfer
Workshop by Cyndy Garcia & Christian Lozano Cuellar, CSU Long Beach
Mar. 12, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Cyndy Garcia & Christian.
The Struggle for Land & Citizenship: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Lecture by Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo
Professor of Chicana/o Studies, SDSU
Mar. 3, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo.
CLEEO Summit 7.0 Events
Dolores Huerta: Presidential Medal of Freedom & Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award Recipient
Dec. 2, 2019 at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Dolores Huerta.
Tattoos of the Soul: Landscapes of Life
Oct. 1, 2019 at the OCC Multicultural Center
Lecture 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ft. DJ Juan Castro
Featuring various artists and a discussion with actor Michael Flores and artist John Philip Nunez.
Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator
OCC Multicultural Center