Yik'al Kuyum

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Yik’al Kuyum Staff 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

  • Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

    Chicanx Latinx Leadership Retreat 2015-16

Yik’al Kuyum (Mayan for “Origin of Light”): The Chicanx/Latinx 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 Chicanx/Latinx 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 Chicanx/Latinx 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
Melissa Zamora Student Director/RROC Representative melzamora@ucdavis.edu
Carmen Torres Administrative Coordinator cttorresantonio@ucdavis.edu
Jonathan F. Martinez Recruitment - High School jfmartinez@ucdavis.edu
Fabiola Camacho Recruitment - Middle School fabcamacho@ucdavis.edu
Jissel Olga Student Academic Achievement Coordinator jolealopez@ucdavis.edu
Martin Giron Identity Development Coordinator maggiron@ucdavis.edu

Chicanx/Latinx Community Resources

The Brown Pages - A guide to the Chicanx/Latinx Undergraduate Experience