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May 14, 2018
Non-Profit Organization Awards Grant to Student of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Non-profit organization OKOLOGIE.ORG is delighted to announce that a grant of $500 has been offered to student Jessica Orozco, after her successful research into sanctioned residential segregation and its effects on educational success in the Los Angeles area. Orozco, who received the grant in February this year, will use the money to help towards costs associated with attending the NACCS Conference in the Chicana and Chicano Studies field.
With around 2 million Chicano/Latino students in California, and only around 25,500 Chicano/Latino teachers to serve them, children are often only exposed to their ethnic culture twice a year – during Hispanic Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo. Oklogie.org believe that Orozco's field of study is important, as it addresses the often-overlooked social, political, cultural, and economic conditions of the Chicano people.
Founder of the San Francisco based Okologie.org, Brenda D. Rivera-Billings, MSc, MPH says, "We're pleased to be able to help a future leader. We are so proud of the young people today." Okologie.org is a public health education and environmental research organization which aims to democratize public health and empower those in underprivileged communities, helping them to overcome the debilitating health effects often associated with ageism, environmental racism, and discrimination.
As part of their mission, they use community outreach programs, education, and philanthropy to help improve the lives of those around them. Rivera-Billings goes on to say, "at Okologie, we provide a holistic approach to reducing stress and instability, and achieving balance, wholeness, and happiness."
For more information about the organization or to get involved in one of their programs, visit the site at okologie.org.
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