Hispanic Heritage Month and the Journey Forward

Posted by AVID Center on 10/11/2019

Claudia-Moreno As I reflect on my journey, one of the most defining parts of my life was the 3.4 mile walk my mom and I would embark on every day to and from my elementary school. Taking those long walks in Fontana, California meant that some days we faced the rain, others we faced the heat, and often we faced the infamous Santa Ana winds. But it wasn’t the extreme weather conditions that defined me, it was the conversations my mom would have with 5-year-old Claudia. She would emphasize the importance of education saying, “es la fundación para ser independiente”, meaning that education is the gateway to your independence. Her advice from those walks pushed me through the hard moments later in life. Read more...