Mountain View High Students Attend UCLA Town Hall

Anne Donofrio-Holter
March 21, 2014 • 296 views

Through a partnership between Mountain View High School and Latinas Guiding Latinas (LGL), three Mountain View High School students attended UCLA’s Fourth Annual Community Programs Office (CPO) Education Town Hall at the Pavilion Club on the UCLA campus.
“LGL, which is run by UCLA students, has mentored students in East Los Angeles for 25 years,” said Mountain View High School teacher Michael Weller.  “We are grateful LGL has expanded its services to include Mountain View High School.”
While at the town hall, in addition to hearing keynote speakers and attending poetry and dance performances, the students participated in a roundtable discussion about equity in education with a diverse group of UCLA students.  At the roundtable, Mountain View High School students shared their ideas on how the CPO groups could improve their outreach.  CPO education projects include LGL and similar student groups that perform service related to education.
“This was an exciting opportunity not only for our students to visit a college campus, but to interact with accomplished college students who represent a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds,” said Weller.  “I thank LGL for inviting our students to this worthwhile event.”
“I felt the UCLA students were really interested in my opinion and what I had to say,” said one Mountain View High School student.
“It was a great experience to be on the UCLA campus,” said another.  “The roundtable discussion was very interesting and I enjoyed the dance performances.”
LGL provided transportation to the event for the students as well as dinner.

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