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Our Mission

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.

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
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.

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.


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

Graduating student at cereomonyPlease join us for our 2016 ceremony!

Thursday, June 23
5:30 - 8 p.m. in Campus Dining Hall

Are you graduating this year?

For more information or to RSVP to the celeberation, please contact Antoinette Chavez at (650) 949-7813 or ChavezAntoinette@foothill.edu.

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For more information about O.L.A., contact Fatima Jinnah at JinnahFatima@foothill.edu.

Page last modified: July 04, 2017