ORALE is a program that encourages Chicanx and Latinx high school seniors to continue onto higher education and empowers them through knowledge and community.

This program is specific to high school seniors that have been admitted to UCSC. ORALE is one of the SIO programs that initiated due to the lack of outreach to our communities as well as under-representation of students of color in institutions of higher education.

Oportunidades Rumbo A La Educacion is presented by Movimiento Estudianti ChicanX de Aztlan (MEChA) in support of the ChicanX/LatinX community at UC Santa Cruz. ORALE is a 3-day program that focuses on the ChicanX/LatinX experience at UCSC while providing already admitted students with workshops about important aspects of college life such as student resources and financial aid. “X” at the end of the word of LatinX/ChicanX addresses gender neutrality.

Email oralemecha@gmail.com for more information. 

Applications for ORALE 2019 are closed. Please stay tuned for our ORALE 2020 applications in the Spring.


Meet the New 2018-2019 ORALE Coordinators!

Celeste and Diego are very excited to be this year’s facillators and can’t wait to meet the new participants!

2018-2019 Orale coordinators:  CELESTE RENTERIA & DIEGO LEON DE JESUS

2018-2019 Orale coordinators: CELESTE RENTERIA & DIEGO LEON DE JESUS


Contact Us:

Email: oralemecha@gmail.com