Latinx Alliance

College of the Canyons

"The Latinx Alliance in not a club, it is an affinity group with the mission of providing a safe space for students who identify as Latinx/Latina/o/Hispanic/Chicana/o/x etc. to build community and a sense of belonging during their time at College of the Canyons." - Latinx Alliance


About Us!

  • Did you know that College of the Canyons is a Hispanic Serving Institution?

  • Want to find guidance and mentorship regarding how to successfully navigate the educational system?

  • Want to build a sense of community among your Latinx/o/a/Hispanic Peers?

  • Want to make COC more inclusive to dreamer students?

  • Guest visits from: MESA, The HUB, Financial Aid, Counseling Office & The Writing Workshop

  • Come and connect with your peers and the campus!


Reading Group

We are currently reading Lives in Limbo.

If you are interested please contact Dr. Ramirez below

Lives in Limbo by Roberto G. Gonzales

"Over two million of the nation’s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures. In Lives in Limbo, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two groups: the college-goers, like Ricardo, who had good grades and a strong network of community support that propelled him to college and DREAM Act organizing but still landed in a factory job a few short years after graduation, and the early-exiters, like Gabriel, who failed to make meaningful connections in high school and started navigating dead-end jobs, immigration checkpoints, and a world narrowly circumscribed by legal limitations. This vivid ethnography explores why highly educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, despite the fact that higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America. Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Lives in Limbo exposes the failures of a system that integrates children into K-12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor." - Provided by the publisher: