When Ayala started working at ABC News more than 20 years ago, he was the only Latino in the newsroom. Countless news assignments, dozens of awards and a teaching career later, the veteran producer turned college professor is an inspiration for the next generation of journalists of color. Today, Ayala, 43, is an award-winning news producer and an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.
Financial aid access has worsened for California’s undocumented students
The struggle for financial aid has intensified for undocumented students in California, making it even harder for them to access higher education. Learn about the challenges these students face and the potential consequences for their future.
UC Berkeley environmental program uplifts Latinx students
The University of California at Berkeley’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Initiative began in 2018 with aims to get more Latinx students into the University of California’s system. The program was founded in 2018 by Frederico Castillo, an Environmental/Agricultural economist professor at UC Berkeley.
United Against Hate Week, what you should know
The Los Angeles County United Against Hate Week ends on Nov. 19 and is intended to urge local communities, neighborhoods, and cities to reject hate and bigotry and promote inclusion. The annual event is part of LA vs. Hate – a project of the LA County Commission on Human Relations.