MSJC to Host Symposium on Educational Issues and Latinos

The Menifee campus of Mt. San Jacinto College will host an education leadership symposium on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This symposium, titled "The Face of the American Educator: Addressing the Latino Male Shortage", aims to connect local educational leaders, students and community leaders, clarify the issues and identify strategies to increase the number of Latino males who choose to become educators. The agenda includes breakfast, keynote speaker Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Education, and roundtable workshops with prominent educational community leaders.

In January 2010, the College Board of Advocacy & Policy Center issued "The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color". As shown in their research, Latino men have low high school graduation rates and low college enrollment due to the lack of successful Latino role models in the education system. California State University San Marcos and Encuentros Leadership have partnered to present an educational leadership symposium designed to address this issue.Its mission is creating a continuously engaged community of leaders promoting Hispanic education that will extend beyond this one-day event.

For more information about the upcoming symposium, all 760-750-8729 or visit


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