Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Monday, April 11, 2011
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone College Encourages Latino High School Students to Attend College

Fremont, CA—Ohlone College holds its 6th Annual RAZA Day event to encourage students to continue their education after high school. RAZA Day helps facilitate a smooth transition from high school to college, explaining the benefits of taking college classes, providing direction on how to register for classes, and on how to pay for college. The emphasis is on the advantages that education can give students as they enter the job market and plan for careers. This event is focused on Latino/Latina students but is open to any junior or senior high school student.

The free event features informative workshops, information about financial aid, college programs, careers and services, gender gatherings, testimonials from current and past students about their Ohlone experience, as well as entertainment by Aztec Dancers. Keynote speaker of the day, Martin De Mucha Flores, Regional Puente Project Coordinator, will share his story of “Choices and Consequences” through humor, spoken word, and audience interaction. Students will also be introduced to the strong network of support that exists at Ohlone to assist students as they make the transition from high school to college.

Raza Day will be held at the Ohlone College Newark campus. Refreshments and lunch are included, and transportation is provided on a limited basis. All attendees are required to bring a permission slip and photo release form.

For more information on the Ohlone College Raza Day, or to find out about transportation from various high schools, visit or contact Maria Ramirez at 510-742-2346 or


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