‚ÄčThe 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 


CLEEO Learning Cohort 10.0: Creating Cultural capital:

from Mesoamerica to Chican@s 

View the CLEEO Learning Cohort 10.0 - Spring 2024.

  • Counseling A107 (21652) & A107H (21862) - Chican@/Latin@ Experience in Higher Education, Professor: Eric Cuellar 1.7 Hrs/Wk arr in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable M 3:00-4:25 PM Orange Coast Liveonline 

  • History A145 (21096) - History of Mexico- Dr. Jordan Stanton 3.4 Hrs/Wk online in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable 
  • Political Science A180 (22367)- American Government, Professor: Dr. Rendell Drew 3.4 Hrs/Wk online in addition to any scheduled hrs if applicable

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 15.0 Events

Pan y Cafecito

Oct 11, 9 - 10:15 a.m., OCC Multicultural Center - GEC room 110

CLEEO Project will have an event for the campus community on Wednesday, October 11th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the OCC Multicultural Center, GEC room 110. The event is titled: Pan y Cafecito in honor of Latinidad Heritage month(s). We will be serving sweet bread and coffee.


CLEEO Film Series

Oct 11, 5:30 - 7:15 p.m., CLEEO Project Center - GEC room 109

CLEEO Project will be screening the film, Stand and Deliver, on Wednesday, October 11, from 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. at the CLEEO Project Center, GEC room 109. The film screening will in honor of Latinidad Heritage month(s).


CLEEO 15.0 Summit Presentation

Oct 16, 4 - 5 p.m., CLEEO Project Center - GEC room 109

CLEEO Project will host Dr. Gloria Itzel Montiel, Claremont Graduate University, for the CLEEO 15.0 Summit. Dr. Montiel, will present: "Dreams and Belonging" - Pathways for Undocumented Students in a Post-DACA Era. The event will take place at the CLEEO Project Center, GEC room. 109


Orange Coast College campus community is invited.

CLEEO events are hosted By Eric Cuellar, Associate Professor of Counseling
Supported by International Multicultural Committee
Funded by Student Equity & Achievement


Contact Information

Eric Cuellar
Associate Professor of Counseling and CLEEO Coordinator
OCC Multicultural Center
(714) 432-5778