CLEA: Chicano Latino Education Association

CLEA (Chicano Latino Education Association) has been at Chabot College since 1987. CLEA advocates and supports opportunities for Chicano/Latino students, faculty, and staff at Chabot/Las Positas Community College District.


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 7)

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.

Contact Us

Elsa Saenz 

Vice President
Javier Espinoza 

Brenda Dominguez 

Ulyssa Rivas 

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