ChALE de UCSC is a student-initiated, student-run peer retention program that serves the Chicanx and Latinx community but is open to the larger public.
ChALE is a needs-based retention program that is designed to respond to the students' social, academic and cultural needs with the goal of keeping them retained on campus working towards their path to graduation. ChALE aims to support the Chicanx/Latinx student community at UCSC by providing a wide range of resources through events that help students develop skills or obtain information that will assist them to overcome some of the obstacles that our community encounters as we attempt to achieve higher education.
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 ChicanX and LatinX community at UCSC. The purpose is to retain and encourage pathways toward graduation. Those that do not identify as Chicanx or Latinx are still welcomed to join our intimate space and dialogues.
2017-2018 ChALE is coordinated by:
- Maria Fernanda Alcantara - Program Co-Coordinator and CUIP
- Liliana Nazario - Event Planning Co-Coordinator
- Sandra Ramirez - Publicity and Outreach Co-Coordinator
- Emily Rodriguez - Newsletter Co-Coordinator
- Caroline Gaeta - Fiscal Representative and Fundraising Co-Coordinator