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Palomar College Association of Latinos and Allies for Student SuccessAssociation of Latinos and Allies for Student Success (ALASS) strives to celebrate and promote Latino academic success on our Campus and throughout our communities. Our mission is to bring together faculty, staff, students, and administrators to raise awareness of and advocate for the needs of our Latino student population.  ALASS engages the Latino Community by providing access to higher education through activities and events that have a positive impact on student access, persistence, and academic success. Our programs seek to create an atmosphere where community members are embraced and feel welcomed. As a volunteer organization, we are committed to fulfilling the mission of Palomar College by opening new doors to opportunity and fully engaging our community in a supportive learning environment rich in diversity.


Nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana), it is observed by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those with ancestry in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Johnson and was expanded by President Reagan in 1988 to cover 30 days between September and October. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. This year Hispanic Heritage month will be celebrated from September 15, 2021, to October 15, 2021.


¿Por Qué es Importante Celebrar? Why is it Important to Celebrate?

Our Latinx/Hispanic community is multicultural with varying intersectionalities, and highlighting heritage from multiple celebration points is vital to the forward progress of our Latinx/Hispanic community. So, come and join us! Vamos a  celebar juntos! Let’s celebrate together! 

To obtain more information, click on the CELEBRANDO LATINX/HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH link on the navigation bar or clink on the links below. To learn more about other community events please click the UPCOMING EVENTS in the navigation bar or click on the links below.

Accessibility Statement: Please Contact for Accommodation Requests 3 days prior to events.


Free Tamales/ Tamales Gratis Link                ALASS Events Link











Celebrando  El Mes de Herencia Hispana
Information En Español Link 

Defining American Link