Category Archives: Education

Invitation to Presentation on Community and University-Assisted Schools by Ira Harkavy on Feb. 5 at 6:30 PM

As part of advancing our ongoing partnership between College for All (Latino and Latina Roundtable, NAACP, community schools, and Pomona Unified) you are invited to a virtual presentation on “Community Schools and University-Assisted Schools” on Monday, February 5 at 6:30 pm by Ira Harkavy, the Founding Director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.  The webinar zoom link and passcode are below.  As Director of the Netter Center since 1992, Harkavy has helped to develop academically based community service courses and community-engaged research projects that involve creating university-community partnerships and university-assisted community schools with Penn’s local community of West Philadelphia.  Harkavy teaches in history, urban studies, and Africana studies, as well as in the Graduate School of Education. Harkavy has written and lectured widely on the history and current practice of urban university-community-school partnerships and the democratic and civic missions of higher education. He has co-authored and co-edited twelve books.

As Pomona Unified and other school districts in the region move ahead in developing community schools, this presentation will focus on lessons learned in the implementaion of community and university-asssisted schools and the partnerships that are needed to have positive outcomes.

Translation will be available for the webinar presentation. 


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Feb 5, 2024, 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Latino/a Round Table – Dr. Ira Harkavy: Community Schools and University-Assisted Schools


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

passcode: 120940

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Jose Zapata Calderon

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640

Community Schools LAEP Job Opportunities

The Latino and Latina Roundtable has been partnering with Pomona Unified since the first establishment of three community schools at the school district.  Now, the school district is in the process of developing eight more community schools.  Here is the link to the community schools job opportunities at PUSD.  Please send out to anyone whom you think would be a good candidate for any of these positions:


The following link will take you to the LAEP website with the various Community Schools job opportunities.

Thank you in advance for sharing this.


Jesse Altamirano

Principal On Assignment
Pupil & Community Services
(909) 397-4800 Ext. 23857
Pomona Unified School District
800 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 9176

This Saturday! Immigration Parole for TPS and DACA Recipients

I want to introduce LRT’s summer intern, Gloria Arroyo. Gloria will be with us this summer as part of the University of La Verne’s Summer Service Program. She will be working on immigration, environmental justice, and social media content.

Here is more about Gloria (Gigi):

Hi! My name is Gloria Arroyo and I am a senior at the University of La Verne, studying English. I am from Ontario, California and I am excited to be working at the Latino and Latina Roundtable this summer as part of the University’s Summer Service. Summer Service is a program that invites students to connect to the wider community through service that sparks personal, spiritual and career growth.
I decided to spend this summer at the Latino and Latina Roundtable because I see this organization actively advocating for social movements that help build a healthy community. I want to get involved in the efficient use of resources and social mobility directing the latinx community towards positive experiences.
I am eager to continue learning more about the organization and to use my experience to be a part of the strengthening of my community.

Invitation to Pomona City Councilperson John Nolte on Well-Being Economy this Wed., April 27 at 4 PM

Pomona City Councilperson John Nolte will speak on the meaning of the “well-being economy,” how it is being implemented in various parts of the country, and how it can advance the future of Pomona in advancing human potential, health, and well-being.  The presentation will be made to the Rural and Urban Social Movements class on April 27 at 4 pm.  Anyone outside the class who is interested can connect virtually at this link:

In John’s own words:  “This pathway is new. Our economy needs to change to put people first. We can and must start here. The cooperative model makes workers into owners, it substitutes cooperation for competition, it lifts leaders, thinkers, and problem solvers in our community who today are beat down by exploitation, overwork, and mistreatment.    The LRT Wellbeing Proposal is a down payment on a better, brighter, vibrant local economy where local workers have the means to stay and raise their families in dignity; where local spending, hiring, and a future network of interconnected cooperatives multiply the power of every dollar; where our people and our City build wealth to sustain us through pandemics and any other curveball the universe might throw at us.”

Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CHLT-153 Rural and Urban Social Movements class
Time: Apr 27, 2022 02:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640



Come to our LRT’s 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast! 🔔

Hello Friends and Supporters,

The Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley is a grassroots nonprofit organization rooted in activism and community engagement.  We invite you to our 18th Annual Cesar Chavez Breakfast, happening on March 25th, at 9:00 AM via zoom.

This is our biggest fundraiser and community celebration of the year where we honor community leaders and award scholarships. Your presence and financial support helps us continue working towards social, political, and economic justice for everyone in our community.

Every ticket and sponsorship supports our daily operations and campaigns- College for All, Ethnic Studies, Immigrant Rights, COVID-19 Response, and special projects. Your support promotes our growth!

To purchase tickets, please click on this link

In addition, we will be awarding the Social Justice Scholarships to local students, click here to apply.

Our 2022 honorees are:

Nora Garcia, Councilmember, City of Pomona

Dr. Daniel Loera, Director of Multicultural Affairs at the University of La Verne

Dr. Krystana Walks-Harper, Assistant Superintendent of Pupil and Community Services, Pomona Unified School District

Rosa Martha Zarate, Singer/Activist, and co-author of Our grandfathers were braceros, and we too…

This year’s Community Star Award recipients are:

Ignacio “Nacho” Montes and Rosemary Rodriguez

If you need more information, please call us at (909) 480-6267 or email us at


The LRT team

Ethnic Studies Updates for this week 2/23/2022

Hello LRT Members, 
Please see the information below;
LRT Ethnic Studies Working Committee Meeting
February 25, 2022
2:30pm – 3:30pm
ZOOM ID: 878 6691 5278
contact: for calendar invite
Please join us for our working committee meeting. We will give updates and discuss the Ethnic Studies work we have completed. 
We will also have volunteering opportunities related to keeping the community engaged and informed through our cultural survival programs.
In Lak’ech 
February 26, 2022
Join us for an institute on In Lak’ech, Ashe, Isang Bagsak and why they are fundamentally good educational practices.
Latina/o/x Literature & Bilingual Children’s Book Drive
Book Drive for Library at Cesar Chavez park
Drop off books at:
Solidarity Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm
The Village at Indian Hill
1460 E. Holt Avenue, Rm. 6, Pomona, CA 91767
Cesar Chavez Park Library
Hours: Sun up – Sun down
2720 Barjud Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
Questions? Accomodations?
Text/Call: (909) 291-9352

Join us for a conversation with Lead Farmers from our local urban farms today at 4:00 pm (zoom id provided)

Good Morning LRT Family,
Please join us this afternoon for conversation on urban farming, community, and public spaces in Pomona. This is a zoom meeting, the Zoom ID is in the Flyer and listed below. Feel free to extend the invitation to other community members.

Ivitacion a Presentacion Sobre Septiembre 16 a los Padres y Las Madres del Distrito Escolar de Pomona a las 9 AM

Esta es una invitacion a una presentacion por el Profesor Jose Calderon que va a presentar sobre zoom a las nueve de la mañana este Jueves, Septiembre 16 — a los padres y a las madres de estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Pomona sobre “El Significado de Septiembre 16”   — El   enlace para la presentaction sobre zoom es:


Meeting ID: 867 1125 0720

Passcode: pusdzoom


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Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640


Need your Public Comment to make Ethnic Studies a requirement at PUSD 8/18/21

The Pomona Unified School District board is meeting in person on Wednesday at 6pm at 800 s garey Ave Pomona Ca 91766 – and will be taking up the issue of making Ethnic Studies a requirement.  Please support this effort by showing up in person or e-mailing your comment (see the message below on how to go about sending in an e-mail comment).
You are asked to support in person if you can.  🙏🏾 if not, go ahead and email your comment. It will not be read into the record but will be sent to board members in advance and will be included in the minutes.
On Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 12:10 AM Fabián Pavón <> wrote:
On Wednesday, August 18th, PUSD will vote on a resolution that calls for an:
Submit your public comment!
E-mail: before Wednesday 12pm
Record a voicemail with your public comments by calling:
(909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002
Public Comment Template:

Dear School Board,

My name is [Insert Name] and I am in support of implementing Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement.

The curriculum needs to reflect our community, and the voice of our parents and students should not be taken for granted. [Insert why you believe Ethnic Studies is important to you]. Thank you for your time and I hope you and our school district will be in support of this demand that can only benefit our community and the students.


[Your Name]
El miércoles 18 de agosto, PUSD votará una resolución que pide:
Envíe su comentario público!
Para mandar comentario publico:
E-mail: antes de las 12pm  de miercoles
Mande un voicemail con su comentario publico:
(909) 397-4800, Ext. 71002
Comentario Publico:

Querida Junta Escolar,

Mi nombre es [Su Name] y apoyo la implementación de Estudios Étnicos como requisito de graduación.

El plan de estudios debe reflejar nuestra comunidad, y la voz de nuestros padres y estudiantes. [Inserte por qué cree que los estudios étnicos son importantes para usted]. Gracias por su tiempo y espero que usted y nuestro distrito escolar apoyen esta demanda que solo puede beneficiar a nuestra comunidad y a los estudiantes.


[Su nombre]


Timottazceh (nos vemos/we’ll see each other),
Fabián Pavón
Board Member
Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley
(909) 236-6814

Timottazceh (nos vemos/we’ll see each other),
Fabián Pavón
Board Member
Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley
(909) 236-6814