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Mental Health Awareness Event 

This year’s Mental Health Systems, Practice, and Advocacy Course  graduate students, including Aliento students,  in association with Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology came together to organize a mental health awareness event on the 2nd month anniversary of the Parkland Shooting – Saturday, April 14th, 2018. 

Mental Health Awareness Event April 2018


The Promotoras joined Aliento's Spanish language course for an evening of educational support for our students to identify, assess, prevent and heal our community from the epidemic of cycle of abuse from domestic violence.  We were grateful to have Ms. Elvy and Ms. Tania share their knowledge and expertise working with our Spanish speaking community.  

SPIRITT Promotoras mission is to educate and empower the community against Domestic Violence improving wellbeing and strengthening families.  

Aliento students with promotoras

Aliento Spring 2018 Social 

Students Fabi, Arturo and Angie take some time away from studying and writing papers to enjoy s'mores at Bolsa Chica State Beach during the Spring 2018 Social in February 2018.

Aliento students enjoying a bonfire


Aliento Holiday Social! 

Aliento faculty and students gathered for the Fall 2015 Aliento Holiday social! Students got the chance to take a mental break from finals and connect with their peers.  A toy drive also took place at this social; the toys were donated to a local organization helping underprivileged communities. 




PARA TODOS Magazine's 20th Anniversary Gala

On October 10th, PARA TODOS Magazine commemorated its 20th anniversary with a gala event, the Icon Awards, in Orange County, California. This was a celebration of PARA TODOS’ successful journey and the impact world famous Latinos in entertainment have made to audiences around the world. Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities was invited to take part in the unforgettable festivity dedicated to advocating and empowering Latina/o communities. 


Annual OCCTAC Community Partner Celebration 2015! 

Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities was a Community Partner Award recipient at the Annual OCCTAC Community Celebration.  The Aliento Center has teamed up with The Orange Children’s Therapeutic ARTS Center (OCCTAC) and is currently working on research projects intended to continue to enhance and provide enrichment and after school programs and services for children and families.