OCBC’s Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA) program educates Orange County’s immigrant parents on the skills needed to navigate California’s school system. This is done through the “10 Education Commandments” workbook. The program empowers parents to be the best advocates for their children’s education and future. For the last 15 years, the LEA Initiative has unified the business and education community to elevate the academic performance of our young people, and in so doing, produce a highly skilled workforce for Orange County.
For more information on the program, please contact Jesse Ben-Ron, Director of Workforce and Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-974-7221.
Latino Educational Attainment by the numbers:
- Southern California Gas Company
- Anaheim Resort Transportation
“For me, this information has been very important. I learned that it is essential for my children to have a college education and to gain the necessary skills for their future careers. I also learned that I play a key role in my children’s education and now I have the tools to support them all the way through college and to their career. I am a proud and empowered parent!”- LEA Parent
“The Ten Education Commandments helped my parents ensure not only my success in school but also my siblings. It taught them how to advocate for us as well as how to spark the importance of education among other parents. I honestly believe that this is a big reason why my siblings and I were able to go to college and pursue a career and why I am now a strong advocate for all residents in Orange County to have access to quality education, be college and career ready.”- Jocelin Jimenez, Workforce Engagement Manager, Orange County United Way