San Joaquin Valley Institute Highlights

July 12, 2012



CLYLP summer programming opened a week ago with the 14th Annual San Joaquin Valley Institute! 35 students from schools across the Valley participated in the three day institute at Fresno Pacific University.

This year's institute featured over 12 different speakers presenting on the Four C's, Culture, Community, College, and Careers. Students heard from Vida en El Valle journalist Cynthia Moreno, SJVI Alumn Esmeraldo Soria, and Alex Delgadillo from the UC Merced Admissions Division. Representatives from the social work, law enforcement and education sectors gave their perspectives on their career choices, while staff from I Can Afford College handed out information on scholarship opportunities.  And our very own Carlos Camarena (SJVI Class of 2007) taught students to salsa dance!

The SJVI also hosted a parent institute on Day 3 of the program. Parents interacted with CLYLP Alumni, learned the ins and outs of the U.S. university system, the financial aid process, and heard from representatives from CLYLP alumni who are now college graduates and practicing their desired professions.

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Upcoming CLYLP programs:

  • Roberto Gracia and Sal Castro Memorial Scholarships deadline: July 12, 2013
  • Comcast Fellowship: June 26 -- July 27, 2013
  • Sacramento Leadership Conference: July 20 - July 27, 2013
  • CLYLP 31st Annual Banquet Celebration: July 26, 2013
  • Bay Area Institute Summit: August 3, 2013
  • Los Angeles Institute: August 9 -- August 11, 2013


Kind regards,

Norma Dominguez, President ('96 Alumna)
President, Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Norma Dominguez
Wells Fargo Bank

President Elect
Fernando Ramirez
Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Vice President of Program Planning
Pablo Rodriguez
Communities for New California
(CNC) and CNC Education Fund

Vice President of Fundraising
Veronica Villalobos Cruz
Association of Independent 
California Colleges and Universities

Student President
Arturo Rodriguez 

IImmediate Past President
Max Espinoza
California State Assembly
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez

Vice President of Alumni Affairs
Gloria Michael Leon 
Ek & Ek

Juan Sanchez
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carlos Illingworth
Vons, a Safeway Company

Eric Z. Guerra
Office of Assemblymember
Al Maratsuchi 

Veronica Rodriguez
Office of Senate President pro Tem
Senate Majority Caucus

Lennies M. Gutierrez
Comcast Cable

Brian Green
California State Senate

Iris Zuniga
Youth Policy Institute

Jessie Ryan
Campaign for College Opportunity
Olgalilia Ramirez
Office of Assemblymember
Roger Dickinson   
Tomasa Dueñas
Office of Assemblymember
Bill Quirk
Michele Siqueiros
Campaign for College Opportunity
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