Congratulations to Melanie Andreo for receiving a Pitzer College Student Leadership Award. Melanie Andreo, now a second-year student at Pitzer College, first got involved with the Latino and Latina Roundtable during her first year at Garey High School and has been organizing ever since. In addition to helping organize the annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage march and festival, Melanie has helped in clean-up projects at Pomona’s Cesar Chavez Park. At Pitzer College, she has been an exemplary leader in connecting her studies and learning to community engagement by being part of the Rural and Urban Social Movements class and helping to organize an annual Alternative Spring Break where students carry out service-learning projects with the United Farmworkers Union in the San Joaquin Valley. Melanie has served as an intern with the Latino and Latina Roundtable and the College for all Coalition in helping to advance college readiness plans and in traveling to Sacramento and testifying in support of educational legislative bills for low-income, foster youth, and English learners.
Jose Zapata Calderon President of the Latino and Latina Roundtable Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies 1050 North Mills Avenue Claremont, CA 91711-6101 (909) 952-1640 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu Website: www.josezcalderon.com