Advancing Latino/a Achievement and Success (ALAS)
Nurturing a College-Going Culture
The primary purpose of the Advancing Latino/a Achievement and Success (ALAS) Conference is to promote the expansion of a college going culture among Latino youth living in Santa Clara County. By inviting 5th through 10th grade students and families to consider college as a pathway, our hope is to increase interest in college, and by extension, student success once students arrive on campus. We understand that for many, the idea of going to college is a family decision. As such, this day is an experience for students and parents alike. ALAS is an educational alliance uniting SJSU, the National Hispanic University and the Santa Clara County Superintendents Association.
Spreading Information in a Biennial Conference
Every other year, ALAS organizes a conference highlighting programs and strategies that prepare and motivate our students and their families to overcome any barriers to their dreams of going to college.
In previous years, SJSU professional staff and faculty participated by presenting topics on behalf of their departments and/or areas of interest. If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the Call for Presentations form by January 13, 2014. You can also be part of this initiative by volunteering during the event. To volunteer, please fill out the Call for Volunteers form.
To learn more about the wealth of information made available to students during the event, examine the bilingual conference program (PDF).
The video below features scenes from the Third Biennial ALAS Conference held in February 2012.
The Next Conference
The next ALAS Conference will be held at SJSU on March 15, 2014 and promotion have already began. See our most recent interview here.
For information or questions, please contact Fernanda P. Karp, 408-924-1162