YIK'AL KUYUM - CHICAN@/LATIN@ HOLISTIC STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
YIK'AL KUYUM HISTORY
Yik’al Kuym is in its 10th year of serving the Raza community by increasing Chicana/o Latina/o admission and graduation rates. Using its two main components, recruitment and retention, Yik’al Kuyum aims not only to increase the number of Raza students in higher education but also to provide a culturally sensitive and academic support in order to facilitate expedient graduation dates.
Continuous conservative attacks on the education system have taken their toll on many of our minority populations. In addition, the inability of the education system (primary, secondary, and the university) to take into account the specific cultural needs of the Chicana/o Latina/o population has failed. Therefore, Yik’al Kuyum provides an alternative route by which students can achieve educational success. Yik’al Kuyum utilizes the holistic educational model to help students meet their educational needs by personalizing their education.
YIK'AL KUYUM STAFF
Alicia Zamorano, Student Director, RROC Representative
Evelyn Panilla, Administrative Director
Vanessa Diaz, Liberatory Workshop / Peer Mentorship Project Coordinator
Vasthi Arrendondo, HS- Academic Support and Outreach Services Project Coordinator
Eva Dominguez, MS- Academic Support and Outreach Services Project Coordinator
Aaron Muñoz-Alvarado, Gender & Sexuality Coordinator