Chican@s and Latin@s Educandose

ChALE de UCSC is a student-initiated, student-run peer retention program that serves the Chican@ and Latin@ community but is open to the larger public. We are a need-based program that assesses the needs of the community through surveys and dialogues to identify what those need may be for the Chican@ and Latin@ community.

ChALE defines retention as the statistical evidence of the persistent attendance of students from the time they come into UCSC till the day they graduate. ChALE uniquely identifies retention by including academic, social, mental, and cultural aspects that affect retention on this campus.

We provide peer academic, social, and cultural resources as a support for the Chican@ and Latin@ community at UCSC. The purpose is to retain and encourage pathways toward graduation.Those that do not identify as Chican@ or Latin@ are still welcomed to join our intimate space and dialogues.

  • Ruby Campos
ChALE Core:
  • Jacqueline Ruiz
  • Esmeralda Sotelo
  • Kat Chavez
  • Paula Ledesma
  • Wendy Viveros