Latin America club brings culture to RCHS campus

Latin American Club members sell their assorted goods to raise funds for artists and their families.

The Latin American Club is a club on the Rancho Cucamonga High School campus that has been active for three years. The club hosts about 20 members of all Latin origins. The amount of club members had a dramatic decrease due to COVID-19, this year however numbers have shot up. 

 The Latin American Club’s main goal is to bring people of Latin cultures together. 

 “Our job is to bring other people together from different Latin cultures,” junior Eloy Alvarez said. 

 The club welcomes everyone according to club advisor Ms. Lilia Morales. The club celebrates all sorts of different Latin cultures and helps inform all students about Latin origins, festivities, and cultures.

Recently, the club participated in a fundraiser called the Pulsera Project during first and second lunch. Pulseras are traditional bracelets that are each one of a kind. The Pulsera Project provides sustainable work opportunities for artists in Nicaragua and Guatemala. The Pulseras (bracelets) were sold for $7 and Bolsas (bags) $15. All the money brought in from the fundraiser is taken and invested in a variety of impact programs to help these families and artists. 

 “We [partnered] with the Pulsera Project because we want to help families in Guatemala and Nicaragua to help support their families,” junior Kassandra Morales said. “It gives them schooling, housing, scholarships and it really benefits both the artist and the families to help them with their lives.”  

  Each meeting of the Latin American Club discusses the history and facts on one of the 21 different Spanish-speaking countries. The Latin American Club meets during both lunches every other Tuesday in rooms C102 and R201.