Student Connections

Student Connections

Students also participate in the following groups:

Black Academic Alliance of Dynamic Leaders (BAADL)


Our vision is to ensure that people of African descent gain access and opportunity to participate in all areas of the workforce and society, and reap the benefits from higher education. Learn more about us.



CARNAL: Creating Academic Readiness Network for Aspiring Latinos


The mission of CARNAL is to build a brotherhood by connecting with one another, to overcome personal and academic barriers. We focus on being role models to promote improvements in our communities. We do this by developing and uniting leaders amongst Latinos at Chabot College.

To join or if you have questions, contact either:
Josué A. Hernández
CARNAL Co-Coordinator

Roberto Mendez
CARNAL Co-Coordinator




CLEA Facebook



CLEA (Chicano Latino Education Association) has been at Chabot College since 1987. The goal of the organization is to cater to the needs of the Chican@/Latin@ students, faculty and at Chabot College, as well as the community around us. We educate students and the community about pertinent issues that affect us all. We outreach to alumni, friends and community members through cultural programs, workshops and conferences that will assist, guide, and support the advancement of the community as well as the advancement of individuals.

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La Bienvenida- (September)

Every fall semester, members of the Chicano Latino Education Association (CLEA) host La Bienvenida.
La Bienvenida
serves as an opportunity to welcome new and continuing students to Chabot’s campus, as well as to celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

Speakers Series- (Throughout academic year)

CLEA will invite prominent Latin@ leaders to campus as part of a Speakers Series to address their experiences and expertise. This will allow students the opportunity to identify with some of the challenges faced by presenters while achieving their personal goals. Such topics include; literature, the arts, politics and education.

El Dia De Los Muertos (November)

On November 2nd, this traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico, parts of Central America, and in the United States. Student will learn about this tradition that celebrates and honors ancestors and loved ones who have passed by connecting the living and the dead.

Raza College Day- (November)

Raza College Day is designed to support the mission of creating a college going culture in the Hayward and surrounding communities. Raza College Day will not only serve as an outreach opportunity to the community, but it also serves as an opportunity for current Chabot students to learn about and access Chabot resources that will assist them in reaching their academic goals.

Student participate in various workshops that will discuss topics such as: financial aid, scholarships, UC & CSU admission requirements, AB540 students and various other college topics.

Southern California Campus & History Tour – (March)

Southern California Campus & History Tour during spring break. This tour is open to students who will be transferring to a 4-year college. Students will have the opportunity to visit UC, CSU, Private campuses. There will also be a visit to the Cesar Chavez, National Monument in Keene, CA. Prior to the attending the tour students will have to attend two mandatory meetings, which will include a historical presentation on the work and life of Cesar Chavez, Human Rights Advocate.

Chican@/Latin@ Graduation Celebration (May)

Annually CLEA hosts the Chican@/Latin@ Graduation Celebration. This event is an opportunity for students and their families to celebrate their accomplishments earned here at Chabot College. Students who have earned a certificate, AA/AS degree and or transferring are invited to attend. Chican@/Latin@ Graduation Celebration provides a culturally empowering ceremony including speakers in English and Spanish and performances representing historical traditions from throughout the Americas.



Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas.

The Umoja community:

  • shares a name with a core set of pedagogies and promising practices;
  • supports the academic success of all students;
  • supports the persistence and retention of all students toward defined
  • educational goals: transfer, certificate, associate degree;
  • integrates both instructional and student services;
  • integrates direct instruction of information and technology literacy;
  • integrates sound assessment strategies and a set of core benchmark measures;
  • includes recruitment and regular training of students, staff and faculty through seminars, conferences, and other professional development;
  • facilitates the sharing of resources: financial, curriculum, methodologies, pedagogies;
  • commits to collaborating with campuses at a local level so that there is integration of the core Umoja Community with the particular college mission goals, strategic plan and student equity efforts.
  • Learn more about this community at