Yamhill County's José García

January 6th, 2016

20151207_JoseGarcia_HO-Written by Hollie Conger

 

Meet José R. García – one of our newest Open Campus team members! José is the Juntos Program Education Coordinator for Yamhill County where he promotes and coordinates educational opportunities for Latinos in the community.

José was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, but spent several years in Jalisco, Mexico during his early childhood. Passionate about working with youth and young adults in educational and personal-development settings, José considers himself an advocate for social justice and intercultural understanding.

While José is not busy with the Yamhill Juntos program, José enjoys running and participating in long-distance races. He ran Cross Country and was a part of the Track and Field team in high school. In the future, José would love to travel abroad to experience life in as many places as possible.

OSU Open Campus has partnered with Chemeketa Community College where they offer an ESOL program, GED classes in Spanish, a community-based English learning program called English Now, citizenship classes in English and Spanish, the Latino Advocacy Coalition, CLEP testing, and now the Juntos program at local middle schools and high schools.

12309928_807408226052700_178449632238616120_oTo get involved or to learn more about the programs, contact José at jose.garcia@oregonstate.edu.