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LVLA Trip to Espana!

23 LVLA Junior and Seniors just returned from a 12 day trip to Espana!! Our Lions visited Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Toledo and more. The trip was an incredible experience for all and we thank Spanish teacher Adrian Buenrostro and Dean Irene Castillon for leading the group!
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LVLA Campus Expansion

This summer LVLA will be adding 5 additional classrooms, more open space and seating for students and by December, new boys, girls and faculty restrooms for exclusive use by LVLA.
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The Semillas Project Fundraiser

Please join us to celebrate the successes of our Foundation students by attending the Semillas Fundraiser, which will unveil their Digital Media Art Projects and feature emcee Rick Najera (writer, comedian, author) in conversation with the Semillas Scholars. Actor, Antonio Jaramillo, will be the feature keynote speaker and will discuss his humble upbringings and how he found a passion for acting and youth activism. Special Guest Speaker: Luis Guzman, Actor, and Activist: Born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York’s Greenwich Village, Mr. Guzman’s distinguished career started in the late 70’s and he is best known for his character work in numerous roles in movies and television. Learn more by visiting TFHEsemillas.org
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About LVLA

Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) is committed to providing a rigorous academic program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills for social and academic success at four year colleges, universities and local community colleges. Through an emphasis on visual and performing arts, digital media and culturally sustaining pedagogy, LVLA will graduate empowered young adults who are poised, confident, and articulate leaders. Through a focus on the Spanish language, for both native speakers and learners, LVLA students will use their education, bi-literacy and life experiences to create positive change in their own lives, families and within their communities. Through leadership, excellence, responsibility and resilience, our graduates will make a positive impact on the East San Jose community and beyond.
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