By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen
The children of Latino and other immigrant communities face all the same problems U.S. citizens do, but with some added issues, making the going that much more perilous. That’s why Mina Diaz of Vallejo founded SER Latino three years ago, she said.
The group, whose name stands for Service Education Resources Latino, was founded with several others, she said.
“I approached (then Vallejo City Unified School District Superintendent) Ramona Bishop and she said she was also concerned about how Latinos are doing in school,” said Diaz, who immigrated here from Mexico with her family at age 3. The group has grown to 60 students at Vallejo High School and 19 at Jesse Bethel High School, since she began working with the vice principals of both institutions, along with several teachers, Diaz said.