Avance LatinX Academico Society (ALAS)
is the newly created nonprofit entity incorporated to advocate
for/assure bilingual (Spanish/English) education in Toledo,
Ohio. ALAS will serve as the Advisory Board to Escuela
SMART Academy at Westfield.
Escuela SMART Academy at Westfield is the recently
established Toledo Public School magnet school at
Westfield (617 Western, Toledo, Ohio). Its mission is to address
the Spanish-speaking, English-language learner/Spanish-language
retention acquisition in grades K-6th grade.
As current board president of ALAS, I announced at the LANO
meeting, held on June 26, that on August 16th, 2019
(about 10am), ALAS is requesting supporters to be at the
school to greet the students on their first day of school.
Are you in? Please email me (losami @ bex.net) your interest and
availability for that day. I will send further/updated
information by email as soon as we finalize the time.
At the LANO meeting, I provided the LatinX leaders in attendance
with a sample draft MOU for Community Latino Organizations to be
a part of ALAS. Community Organizations are invited to become
members of ALAS; no membership fee required.
July 6, 2019