Yik'al Kuyum

  • Yik’al Kuyum Staff 2014-15

  • Chi/Lat Retreat 2014

  • Chi/Lat Retreat 2014

  • Chi/Lat Retreat 2014

  • Chi/Lat Retreat 2014

  • Chi/Lat Retreat 2014

Yik’al Kuyum (Mayan for “Origin of Light”): The Chican@/Latin@ Holistic Student Support Program was established in 1999 as part of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. Yik’al Kuyum provides student led, student initiated programs to support educational attainment for Chican@/Latin@ students. We provide holistic support that emphasizes community awareness, advocacy, cultural affirmation, and academic success. Yik’al Kuyum’s goals are two-fold, focusing on recruitment and retention. We outreach to middle school and high school students providing cultural awareness, academic resources, and mentorship to promote a college going culture and encourage them to pursue higher education. On campus, we seek to increase the number and overall retention and graduation of Chican@/Latin@ students at UC Davis, by fostering a healthy supportive community that encourages individuals to be agents of social change in their time as undergraduates.

Contact

Name Position Email
Luis Martinez Student Director/RROC Representative lfmartinez@ucdavis.edu
Jacqueline Gradilla Administrative Coordinator jjgradilla@ucdavis.edu
Melissa Zamora Recruitment - High School melzamora@ucdavis.edu
Antonio Lara Recruitment - Middle School aenlara@ucdavis.edu
Luis Corrales Student Academic Achievement Coordinator lacorrales@ucdavis.edu
Ruben Gil Identity Development Coordinator ragilherrera@ucdavis.edu

Chican@/Latin@ Community Resources

The Brown Pages - A guide to the Chicana/o Latina/o Undergraduate Experience