Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA)
10 Education Commandments

LEA

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 jbenron@ocbc.org or 949-974-7221.

Download the Developmental Assets:

Looking to get involved?

View the Latino Educational Attainment Guiding Principles and the Ten Education Commandments for Parents. 

Latino Educational Attainment by the numbers:

Funding Partners:

  • AT&T
  • Chevron
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Anaheim Resort Transportation 

Latino Educational Attainment Committee

The Latino Educational Attainment (LEA) committee works with schools and community partners to discuss best practice and develop solutions to expand the program throughout Orange County and beyond.

Chair

Richard Porras, Asst. Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T

OCBC Staff

Jesse Ben-Ron, Director of Workforce and Economic Development

LEA Accomplishments

  • Created and printed 30,000 copies of the 10 Educational Commandments for Parents book in English and Spanish.
  • Created and translated the 4th edition of the “10 Educational Commandments” in Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.
  • Trained over 10,000 parents on the 10 Educational Commandments for Parents.
  • 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.

Funding Partners

  • AT&T
  • Chevron
  • Southern California Gas Company 
  • Anaheim Resort Transportation 

Community Partners

  • Orange County Business Council
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Orange County Register/Excelsior

Education Partners

  • Anaheim Elementary School District
  • Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • The Wooden Floor
  • Huntington Beach Union High School District
  • Westminster School District
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District
  • Centralia Elementary
  • Joya Scholars
  • California Policy Center
    Latino Youth Leadership
  • Magnolia School District