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P.O.Box 92943

Long Beach, CA 90809


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    Scholarship Resources

    The Super Kids (Niños Heroes)

    The Super Kids, a group of 13 students from Garfield High School committed to Community Service, Education and Wellness.

    SAI is assisting these students in their scholarship fundraising efforts by auctioning art at the East LA Civic Center Farmers Market on Saturdays starting November 15, 2014 from 9 AM - 1 PM




    Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez 

    This Saturday, September 20, 2014 is Community Day of Service with Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez and the Spanish American Institute (SAI).

    Garfield Students will be volunteering and representing SAI.


    Roberto Bojorquez

    Last week I met with a longtime friend and partner Guadalupe and Ruben Bojorquez from Casa Cultural Saybrook Park, an Art organization and nonprofit sponsored by  East LA County Parks & Recreations and Supervisor Gloria Molina. I was promoting the SAI's Scholarships and the event coming up on November 2014 to benefit our scholarsphip fund.

    Ruben metioned that the organization sounded familiar. After a few minutes he asked if at one time we had a campus in Gardena. I replied, "yes!"

    It turned out he had attended the school along with his brother Roberto Bojorquez, who has since passed away. He said that he knew I worked for SAI  but it couldn't possibly be the same school he attended back in 1958. The campus had closed in the 80's and since the organization founded 1909, couldn't possibly still be around.

    Below is a certificate and picture of Roberto Bojorquez.





    SAI Scholarship Recipients 2014

    From right to left.  Gonzalo Gonzalez is pursuing a degree in Behavioral & Social Sciences. Gonzalo will be transferring to CSUN and continue towards his degree in Social Services . Dora Canchola is an Outstanding Beginning Keyboarding Student.  She completed two years of university studies in Mexico. This is her first semester at Pierce, where she received all A's in Math and English. Far left next to Bob Arivzu, SAI Secretary is Araceli Oviedo Ramirez. She has been an RN assistant for many years and decided  returned to Pierce to get her degree in Nursing.  --- Congratulations!!!!!!!!


    First Lady of SAI 90th Birthday Scholarship Campaign !!

    In honor of Becky Aguilar's milestone birthday in 2015, the board of Board of Directors will launch a year long fundraiser campaign to support the Aguilar Family Scholarship Fund.

    SAI's Mission began 105 years ago as a Methodist vocational school for boys in Gardena, CA. It continued into the 1970's under the direction of Cliff Aguilar with his partner Becky Aguilar by his side. Today Becky presides as Treasurer of the Spanish American Institute Board of Directors.

    Support the Aguilar Family Scholarship Fund by sending your check to:

    Spanish American Institute

    P. O. Box 92943

    Long Beach, CA 90809

    or make your online donation: