Community Conference March 13, 2006 Berkeley Marina HotelSummer 2006 | Admin | September 21, 2006 at 4:53 pm
Dr. Alex Saragoza, Professor of Latin American History at University of California, Berkeley, shared his personal educational journey and inspired the audience in their work of changing school practices to develop a college-going culture. As a child of immigrant parents who worked in the agricultural fields, he needed financial aid to attend Fresno State University. It was President Dwight Eisenhower who passed the National Defense Education Act which enabled poor children, like myself, to get funds to go to college. Dr. Saragoza went on to achieve graduate degrees at Harvard University and a Ph.D at University of California, San Diego. He continues to work with K-12 teachers and schools and non-profit community groups. The audience was captivated by his message, which set the tone for the day.
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