Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA)
10 Education Commandments

LEA

OCBC’s Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA) program educates Orange County’s immigrant parents (Latino, Korean and Vietnamese) on the skills needed to navigate California’s school system. This is done through the “10 Education Commandments” and “Development Assets” workbooks, taught by LEA trainers within the community. The program empowers parents to be the best advocates for their children’s education and future. For the last 14 years, the LEA Initiative has unified communities, students and parents to produce a highly skilled workforce for Orange County.

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
  • Wells Fargo

Latino Educational Attainment Committee

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

Chair

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

OCBC Staff

Chris Reese, Vice President

LEA Accomplishments

  • Created and printed 30,000 copies of the 10 Educational Commandments for Parents book in English and Spanish.
  • Created and translated the 3rd edition of the “10 Educational Commandments” in Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.
  • Received inquiries from over 30 school districts across California, requesting copies of the 10 Educational Commandments for Parents Facilitator’s Guide.
  • Trained over 10,000 parents on the 10 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 10-week article series on the 10 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 10 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.

Funding Partners

  • AT&T
  • Chevron
  • Cox Communications
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

Community Partners

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

Coalition Partners

  • Anaheim Elementary School District
  • Boy Scouts of Orange County
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Fullerton Collaborative
  • Garden Grove Unified School District
  • Girl Scout Council of Orange County
  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • The Wooden Floor
  • Huntington Beach Union High School District
  • Westminster School District
  • La Habra Schools
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District