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Organización Latino Americana (OLA)

Our MissionOLA Shawl

Comprised of Foothill faculty, staff, and administrators, Organización Latino Americana (OLA) fosters the academic success of Foothill College students of Latino descent through community building, advocacy, and the facilitation of support services. In addition, OLA promotes the awareness of diverse Latino culture and heritage.

How to Join

For more information, contact Fatima Jinnah at JinnahFatima@foothill.edu.

Who We Are

We are Foothill faculty, staff, and administrators supporting the mission of O.L.A. 

May is Latino/a Heritage Month

During the month of May, Foothill students, led by an O.L.A. advisor, create and present programming that highlights the diversity of Latino/a culture, including their unique issues and challenges, as well as their achievements and contributions within the United States context.

Visit Heritage & Health Series for past programs.

Reconocimiento

O.L.A. hosts a recognition ceremony every year to honor Foothill students who are graduating, earning a certificate of achievement, or transferring to a four-year university to complete their studies.

Sharing Memories — May 25, 2018 Celebration

 

View and download gallery images from 2018 Reconcimiento

Previous Year Galleries

Are you graduating this year? 

For  information about the 2019 end-of-year celebration, please contact Al Guzman at 650.949.7444 or GuzmanAlfred@foothill.edu.

Past Events

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Organización Latino Americana

JinnahFatima@foothill.edu


Scholarship Opportunities

OLA offers a scholarship of $500 to current Foothill students who demonstrate a commitment to uplifting the Latina/o community. Apply online.

We welcome donations for the OLA scholarship. Donate online.

O.L.A. Scholarship Winners

  • 2016-2017 Alexandra Katrina Tuason
  • 2015-2016 Kevin Godines & Albertina Oliva
  • 2014-2015 Liliana Guillen Ochoa
  • 2013-2014 Dalia Gamez
  • 2011-2012 Santiago Rodriguez
  • 2010-2011 (No Recipient)
  • 2009-2010 Jose Hiram Quiros Soberanes
  • 2008-2009 Mayra Aguilera
  • 2007-2008 Marco Tovar

In addition, we have yearly fundraisers to raise money for scholarships.

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