Student Success Act (SSA), the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is committing to improve access and opportunities for Latino/a/x and MesoAmerican Indigenous* students. Using an anti-racist lens, ODE will address historic and current systemic inequities experienced by Latino/a/x and MesoAmerican Indigenous* students through focused investments and partnering with community based organizations, school districts, early learning providers, and higher education.
However, we are at an unprecedented time as communities across the world are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In Oregon, this crisis creates conditions where Latino/a/x and MesoAmerican Indigenous* families are experiencing disproportionate impacts due to the health, social, and economic effects of COVID-19. The pandemic exacerbates and widens existing inequities faced by Latino/a/x and MesoAmerican Indigenous* families who are unable to access the resources needed to meet their children's educational, social, emotional, and nutritional needs.
ODE is working alongside community based organizations, school districts, and early learning hubs to support Latino/a/x and MesoAmerican Indigenous* students and families during these challenging times.
*(Indigenous Mexican, Central, South American, and Caribbean)
March 17, 2021
The Oregon Department of Education is seeking insight, advice, and recommendations from parents, students, and community partners on the DRAFT Latino/a/x & Indigenous* Student Success Plan. We want your feedback and ideas for this plan. We will host two meetings on the following days:
- Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Meeting held in English), Zoom Link
- Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Meeting held in Spanish), Zoom Link
This meeting is open to the public and conforms to Oregon public meeting laws. All meetings are recorded.
Individuals wishing to listen only can join our conference line:
- Conference Line Phone Number: 1 971-323-1674
- March 23, 2021 Access Code: 410 996 197#
- March 24, 2021 Access Code: 555 907 29#
To request audio translation services please contact Erin Rothweiler
For a Spanish version of this announcement click here
*Indigenous Mexican, Central, South American, and Caribbean
January 8, 2021
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is excited to announce the 2020 Latino/a/x Student Success Grant recipients. The agency is awarding $1,000,000 in funding for 2020-2021.
1. Southern Oregon University, Ashland
2. Peggy's Primary Connection/South Lane School District, Cottage Grove
3. Consejo Hispano, Astoria
4. Southern Oregon Child and Family Council, Inc., Medford
5. Next Door Inc., Hood River
6. Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem
7. Downtown Languages, Eugene
Resources (coming soon)
For questions, contact Michael Reyes Andrillon, Education Specialist/Latino/a/x Student Plan Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-689-3496