Astronaut José M. Hernández visits El Rancho High School as part of the Generation 1st Degree – Pico Rivera college speaker series.


In May 2016, El Rancho celebrated it’s first College Signing Day. This important milestone will inspire future generations of Pico Riverans to reach for that college degree

In the News

MediumNovember 15, 2017

I Found the Place Where I Was Meant To Be

The Conversation, November 6, 2017

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

Whittier Daily News, October 1, 2017

Why Kindergartners Received Hundreds of Books in Pico Rivera This Month?

Pico Rivera Profiles, Feb. 2017

“El Rancho Student Selected to National Student Advisory Board”

Whittier Daily News, January 24, 2017

“Pico Rivera Student Meets With Michelle Obama For Higher Education Initiative”

Los Angeles Wave, February 10, 2017

“Area Student Serves on Former First Lady’s Advisory Board”

Pico Rivera Profiles, Winter 2016

“My Solar Movement,” By Armando Godoy-Velasquez

ABC7 “Cool Kids” December 2, 1016

“Cool Kid Armando Godoy-Velasquez Teaches Kids How Solar Panels Work”

The Current (UC Santa Barbara), November 10, 2016

“A Degree in Every Home”

Whittier Daily News, July 22, 2016

“How a Couple’s Mega Millions Win Helped 2 Pico Rivera Teems Go to the White House and Meet Michelle Obama”

Vista LA, June 5, 2016

We met some locals who have changed lives in big ways, making them real-life superheroes to many.

GW, April 18, 2016

“GW Cuts the Ribbon on Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute”

Inside Philanthropy, June 24, 2015

Lucky and Focused: A Lottery Winner Uses His Millions to Boost Hispanic Students

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 15, 2015

“Gifts Roundup: Lottery Winners Give $7 Million for Hispanic Scholarships”

Medium Student Profiles

Reza Morena

Justin Uribe

Monica Ochoa

Pico Rivera City Council Profile: It’s Never Too Early to Get Ready for College

El Rodeo: Generation First Degree Discusses How to Pay For College

Pico Rivera City Council Profile: Student Shares Her Generation 1st Degree Story (page 4)

Pico Rivera City Council Profile: Experts To Discuss Financial Planning For College Expenses (page 1)

Whittier Daily News: Lottery Winners Continue Supporting Pico Rivera Students

Profile – City of Pico Rivera: Getting the Competitive Edge for College Success

Press Releases

Pico Rivera college-bound students receive a final “lesson” before their next step in education

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