Reiter Affiliated Companies and Oxnard College Co-Host Semillas Para El Éxito: Una Tarde de Aprendizaje

August 11, 2017

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Local Business and Community College Collaborate To Encourage Early Planning For College and Increase Awareness of Resources Available to First Generation Students

OXNARD — To help families and their children learn about higher education, Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) and Oxnard Community College co-hosted, Semillas Para El Éxito: Una Tarde de Aprendizaje.

The college information night took place Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at Oxnard College and kicked off with a conference and panel followed by an education resource fair.

“We are very excited to partner with Oxnard College for this event,” said Coco Ramirez, member of the event organizing committee. “Our goal is to inform parents and children about the opportunities and resources available to them so that the dream of attending college can become a reality.”

The event included a panel of college and university representatives who addressed the ‘Pathways to Higher Education’ describing the different systems to obtain higher education.

“Oxnard College is proud to host this meaningful event to showcase our support services and academic programs,” said Oscar Cobian, Vice President of Student Development at Oxnard College. “We want to inform attendees of Semillas Para El Éxito that Oxnard College provides a clear pathway to a college degree in their community that is affordable and high quality.”

Oxnard College representatives presented information on the general college application process and advised attendees on the different financial services and scholarships available to students.

Representatives from other community resources such as El Centrito Family Learning Centers, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project and CSUCI University Culture also took part in the event.

Reiter Affiliated Companies is dedicating itself more to what truly matters: delighting consumers with a quality product and enhancing the lives of their employees and communities. Through this event, the company aims to inspire a college-going culture within the farmworker community that is strengthened by a better understanding of the college environment and requirements.

Ramirez added, “This event is the first of a series through which we will collaborate with community partners in order to help our employees engage more directly with the many resources our county has to offer.”

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About Reiter Affiliated Companies: Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC) is the largest fresh multi-berry producer in the world, growing Driscoll’s proprietary varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries year round in the United States, Baja California, Central Mexico, Portugal, Morocco and Peru.

The Reiter family began farming in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula and by the turn of the century had migrated south into Watsonville and the Santa Clara Valley. By the late 1970’s, operations expanded into Southern California where the headquarters is today. The company values of Honesty, Fairness and Respect line the corridors of every office, guiding and leading business principles and decisions. Those decisions have resulted in the organization’s position as an industry leader, adopting health and wellness programs, opening primary health clinics and partnering with local organizations to improve the quality of life for the farmworker community.


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