OCBC’s Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA) program was developed to help fill the gaps left by education by assisting Latino parents on how to advocate for their children and to spark the importance of education in Latino neighborhoods. The Latino Educational Attainment initiative is working to unify the community, students and parents to produce a highly skilled workforce for the future and create neighborhood-based groups that will provide navigational skills to parents in all of the areas around the 100 low-performing schools in the county.
Check out LEA’s profile in the Orange County Register.
The LEA committee is dedicated to empowering a key partner in the success of Latino students – their parents. The committee works to fill the gaps left by education, to assist Latino parents on how to advocate for their children and to spark the importance of education in Latino neighborhoods, the Latino Educational Attainment initiative is working to unify the community, students and parents to produce a highly skilled workforce for the future. For more information on how to get involved in the committee, please contact Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Workforce Development and Advocacy.
- Orange County Business Council
- Orange County Department of Education
- Orange County United Way
- Orange County Register/Excélsior
- Time Warner Cable
- Wells Fargo Foundation
- 4th District PTA
- Garden Grove Unified School District
- Fullerton Collaborative
- Serve the People
- Created and printed 30,000 copies of the Ten Educational Commandments for Parents book in English and Spanish.
- Received inquiries from over 30 school districts across California, requesting copies of the Ten Educational Commandments for Parents Facilitator’s Guide.
- Trained over 23,000 parents on the Ten Educational Commandments for Parents.
- Coordinated the expansion to 30 parent coalitions in the following cities: Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Westminster, and Garden Grove.
- Wrote the ten-week article series on the Ten Commandments Education for Parents, published by the Orange County Register/Excélsior (Jan 10 – Mar 17, 2006).
- Participated with the White House Initiative on improving education achievement among Hispanic Students.
- Highlighted LEA as a promising practice program at the Orange County State of Education Forum.
- Implemented the Ten Educational Commandments for Parents in all 70 schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District.
- Developed a second product titled The Developmental Assets, a guide for parents to assist with their child’s development.