"Dare to Dream" Event to Feature Salvador Ortega-Ortiz

Free event - Aug. 10, 2013

Salvador Ortega-OrtizAUGUST 6, 2013 -- Salvador Ortega-Ortiz, a former agricultural worker who overcame obstacles to get a college education, will be the keynote speaker at “Dare to Dream” (“İAtrevete a Soñar!”), a special event being held Saturday, August 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Allan Hancock College’s Santa Maria campus Student Center, Room G106A/B.  The event is free.

Ortega-Ortiz is recreation coordinator at the City of Norwalk and a motivational speaker with College Success Services, a national education consulting firm that works with schools, colleges and nonprofits to equip “at-promise” young people and their parents with the tools to achieve educational, social and personal success.  He was an agricultural worker prior to embarking on his educational journey at age 17.  The first in his family to attend college, he enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and eventually attended California State University, Long Beach, where he earned a master’s degree in public policy administration.  He now speaks to communities throughout California about the importance of pursuing and gaining an education.

Information about Community Education programs, credit and noncredit ESL classes, financial aid and support and academic counseling services available at Allan Hancock College will also be provided (in English and Spanish) at this free event.

For more information, call Rosa Olmedo, noncredit ESL outreach coordinator, or Lucerito Salgado, credit ESL program facilitator, at 922-6999 ext. 3402.

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