The San Ignacio Society, named in honor of the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the patron saint of Saint Ignatius College Prep. The San Ignacio Society, whose efforts support tuition assistance for Latino American students at Saint Ignatius, will host events for the Latino as well as entire Ignatius community throughout the year.
On September 9, 2020, the San Ignacio Society hosted a Virtual Welcome for incoming Latinx students and their parents. We heard from Lou Nieto ’73, Phil Acevedo ’09 and Peter Amaro ’01 who all talked about their experience at Saint Ignatius as a Latinx student and how it prepared them for their future. Alyssa Cabrera ’21 gave insight about being a current student and her involvement with ALAS and other ways of getting involved and meeting other Latinx students. Kitty Hooper ’87, our Diversity Coordinator, listed all the resources Saint Ignatius has for Latinx students and gave examples of how ALAS can also be a resource. John Chandler expressed what a gift our Latinx families are at Saint Ignatius, thanked them for their involvement then gave examples of the many Saint Ignatius service projects that happen in the Latinx communities here and around the world. Thank you to everyone who joined this event, including Principal Brianna Latko. A special thank you to Veronica Reyes for translating and Inaugural President of San Ignacio, Julio Paz ’98 for moderating.