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Counseling Latin@s for Equity & Engagement (CLEEO): Create movement toward an educational pathway of success and degree attainment

CLEEO Project

​The Vision of the CLEEO Project

CLEEO Project has a commitment to promote Latin@s access and success in higher education in an equitable and culturally supportive environment.  The CLEEO Project’s focus is on developing an educational pathway for college students with an emphasis on the successful development of life skills and the attainment of Associate and Bachelor degrees and beyond toward a Post-Graduate education.

CLEEO Project: Benefits and Services

A Multicultural Counseling Service guided with a culturally sensitive focus and understanding of Latin@ perspectives and directed toward academic major preparation and success in transferring to universities and preparation for postgraduate school (PhD.) and Professional School (Business, Law, and Medicine). Also, Counseling services available for students interested in the OCC Honors program and career specialization in STEM and Future Teacher Preparation.     

CLEEO Project: Academic Opportunities and Events

Counseling Honors Course: The Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education 

View the Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education flyer.

View the CLEEO 4.0 Learning Cohort flyer

Lecture/Workshop Semester Series: featuring national and global recognized guest scholars.

Annual Cuellar Family Scholarship for transferring students

Presentations by University representatives regarding transfer preparation and academic programs.

Academic and Career Networking and Mentoring for students

Latin@ Youth Conference

CLEEO Project Professional Development Opportunities for faculty and staff focused on Cultural Competency.

CLEEO Summit 8.0 Events

Empowering Your Community Through Higher Education: 
Creating a Pathway to Graduate School and Beyond

Webinar by Dr. Victor Rios, Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at UCSB

May 19, 2020 1:00 p.m. @ Zoom Webinar

Dr. Victor Rios will discuss strategies for staying motivated to complete college and plan for a successful future. He will discuss his research with at-promise community college transfer students and show what factors helped them make it to four-year colleges and graduate school. Dr. Rios will also discuss his work with at-promise youth and the mentoring programs he has developed. Dr. Mario Galicia, one of Dr. Rios's mentees, and a former transfer student to UCSB, will participate in the Webinar and discuss his own journey through the community college to doctorate degree pipeline. 

Paving the Pathway: Life After Transfer

Workshop by Cyndy Garcia & Christian Lozano Cuellar, CSU Long Beach

Mar. 12, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Cyndy Garcia & Christian.

The Struggle for Land & Citizenship: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Lecture by Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo

Professor of Chicana/o Studies, SDSU

Mar. 3, 2020 at the OCC Multicultural Center, 1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Dr. Richard Griswold del Castillo.

CLEEO Summit 7.0 Events

Dolores Huerta: Presidential Medal of Freedom & Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award Recipient

Dec. 2, 2019 at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

View the CLEEO Summit Poster: Dolores Huerta.

Tattoos of the Soul: Landscapes of Life

Oct. 1, 2019 at the OCC Multicultural Center

Lecture 4:3to 5:30 p.m. 

Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ft. DJ Juan Castro

Featuring various artists and a discussion with actor Michael Flores and artist John Philip Nunez.


Contact Information:

Eric Cuellar

Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator

OCC Multicultural Center

(714) 432-5778