Organización Latino Americana (OLA)
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.
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.
This year's celebration is Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Are you graduating this year? Join us!
- Download the 2018 Reconocimiento Invitation
- 2017 Reconocimiento on SmugMug
- 2016 Reconocimiento on Flicker
- 2015 Reconocimiento on Flickr
For more information or to RSVP to the celebration, please contact Al Guzman at 650.949.7444 or GuzmanAlfred@foothill.edu.
Organización Latino Americana
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
In addition, we have yearly fundraisers to raise money for scholarships.