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Organización Latino Americana (OLA)

Our Mission

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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 Alexis Aguilar at

Who We Are

We are Foothill faculty, staff, and administrators supporting the mission of O.L.A. 

October is Latinx Heritage Month

During the month of October, 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 year to honor Foothill students who are graduating, earning a certificate of achievement, or transferring to a four-year university to complete their studies.

Please join us for this year's event!

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023
6–7:30 p.m.
Foothill College Dining Hall

Please see details to participate and how to RSVP

Past Events

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Scholarship Opportunities

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

  • 2019-2020 Jessica Gerow
  • 2018-2019 Ernesto Carbajal
  • 2017-2018 Andrea Rodriguez
  • 2016-2017 Alexandra Katrina Tuason
  • 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.