Sandra Calles, PhD

Dr. Sandra Calles is a psychologist, educator, life coach, mentor and activist. Her passion is to advocate for causes she believes in, teach about mental health topics, and guide others, so they may achieve success in their personal and career endeavors.

She has over 11 years of experience as a mental health professional having worked at various mental health facilities. Most recently she was a therapist at Los Angeles Harbor College at the Life Skills Center. While at Harbor College, she helped many students overcome emotional obstacles so they could transfer to universities and meet their career goals. She devotes her personal and professional life to political causes, and activities that promote mental health, women’s issues, the empowerment of Latinas through education, business ownership, financial literacy and political engagement. Dr. Sandra is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, earning both a BA in Human Services and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Saybrook University in Psychology, where she developed a treatment modality from her research on survivors of sudden cardiac death. The treatment plan known as PROSPER, is an acronym detailing a healing plan that can be applied to survivors of various traumas and is the underpinning for the work she does with her clients..... Continue Reading


News in Spanish from Mexico about their educational system.

Jupiter’s El Sol wins grant from Mexico to enhance education programs

The Mexican Consulate on Tuesday awarded the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center a $9,000 educational grant known as IME Becas to support and enhance their adult education programs at the center at the southwest corner of Indiantown Road and Military Trail.The IME Becas program began in 2005 to raise the education levels of the Mexican population living in the United States.“We are thrilled to have been selected by the Mexican Consulate to further our education mission with this tremendous grant,” said Dora Valdivia, Associate Director of El Sol. “Our students become empowered by creating a solid foothold with their literacy, which allows them to aspire towards increased educational goals that becomes the gateway to opportunity.”…

Link to article at The Palm Beach Post

Included in Communication Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity

OI Davis, JM Martinez, TK Nakayama – … : Learning Climates That Cultivate Racial and … – ERIC
16 days ago – … As an African American, a Mexican American, and an Asian American who teach
and conduct research in performance studies, inter- cultural communication, and rhetoric,
respectively, we bring an array of differ- ences together in our professional lives at Arizona State …
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New Spanish immersion program in Mexico, offers to take advantage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

San Francisco Chronicle
It’s obvious the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States is stronger than ever, but this will have impacts in both economies and cultures and a mexican Spanish school offers a competitive advantage for American professionals. Aiming …
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Se duplica la fuga de cerebros hacia EU en cinco años


La fuga de cerebros mexicanos que han ido a trabajar a Estados Unidos se duplicó en el presente sexenio. De acuerdo a cifras de la OCDE y de la Subsecretaría de Educación Superior, en 2005 había 411 mil connacionales laborando en el vecino país del norte. Sin embargo, para 2010 la cifra aumentó a más de un millón.
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Con una gran entusiasmo los directivos del Sector 17 acudieron al segundo modulo del Diplomado en Formación de Equipos Directivos y Supervisión Académica, que tuvo como tema la “Competencia de liderazgo”. Las ocho zonas y personal del sector reportaron una asistencia de 117 directivos en los dos diferentes turnos del diplomado. En esta ocasión y […]

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Oportunidades Educacionales para Mexicanos en el exterior

El IME busca contribuir al desarrollo individual y colectivo de la población mexicana y de origen mexicano en el exterior, a través de la promoción de programas de educación formal e informal, en colaboración con diversas instituciones educativas en México, Estados Unidos y otras regiones del mundo.

En este sentido, se impulsan diferentes iniciativas en materia educativa, mismas que se presentan en 7 grandes rubros, para su fácil consulta.

Educación Superior

Educación virtual y a distancia

Educación para jóvenes y adultos

SEP – Programas específicos de colaboración

Programa Binacional de Educación Migrantes (PROBEM)

Otros programas en beneficio de la comunidad en el exterior

Convocatorias 2009

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Photo Collections

Selected photos England and Belgium, 2016


Selected photos Filoli Gardens, Spring 2017, Spain, England, and Belgium

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“…And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while…”

T.S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Press Release

2015 Annual Report on Mexican American Professionals Now Available

The 2015 Annual Report on Mexican American Professionals is now available on

News from the 2015 American Community Service shows good increases in the numbers of Mexican Americans attending college, achieving educational attainment, and holding jobs in industries including science, management, and business.

• Mexican American college enrollment increased from 18.7% to 18.9% between 2014 and 2015
• Graduate or professional degree attainment among Mexican Americans rose from 2.9% to 3.0%
• The number of Mexican Americans achieving bachelor’s degrees rose from 7.6% to 7.8% in 2015

Despite these numbers, Mexican Americans are still near the bottom of college enrollment and educational attainment by race and ethnicity.

The University of California is proactive in pushing for a greater number of underrepresented minorities. The number Chicano/Latino students attending UOC increased by 2.7% since 2014; this group now makes up 32.3% of admitted university freshmen.

In terms of occupations, the number of Mexican Americans making up part of the management, business, science, and art occupations continues to rise, from 16.6% to 17.5% from 2012 to 2015. Mexican Americans have also seen consistent numbers in the professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services occupations, keeping steady at 10.2% of all jobs in these fields held by Mexican Americans.

These numbers represent continuing gains in higher education and professional jobs for Mexican Americans. For more, visit