Santa Monica school has become a center where Hispanic Latino students get closer to college.

With 32 years of operations it has now become an ally for Hispanics immigrants and sons of immigrants in the U.S

This college receives many Hispanics who happen to be the first in their families to go to college.

Currently, the ethnic group constitutes 34% of students enrolled in over eighty fields of study

The right preparation in this institution comes first.

They offer English and math classes and also have a program for students who are preparing to go to college, a valuable tool for future success and professional development.

There are many successful cases, such as Genesis Garcia who came to the US at age 11 and is currently a beneficiary of the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA action.

In the Latin center, Genesis received the necessary tools for completion of training and is now living her college adventure in Berkeley, where she will become sociologist


Another success story is Marie Medina, who recently received a degree in social science and behavioral at Santa Monica College.

And now she is ready to go to California State University at Long Beach, where she will study Social Work.

Medina who at age 16 became pregnant thought about leaving school but the assistance provided by the Latino center made her understand that there are always opportunities and it is never too late to start again.

Now she motivates others Hispanics to try.