STOCKTON, CA – 73 years later La Comission Honorifica Mexicana (Honorific Mexican Commission) known as “La Jamaica” —one of the pioneer Latino agencies in Stockton— launches a public library during their anniversary celebration.
“We encourage literacy at every age and education level,” said Ismael Cortez, President of La Jamaica, as he showcased a book collection donated to the agency. The book collection arrived from a community member drive and matched by San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Migrant Education Program Region 23.
“Through the years La Jamaica has established a series of programs which connect with migrant workers and the Spanish speaking community,” commented Margaret Salazar-Huerta Migrant Education Director, “collaborating in literacy advocacy allows both agencies to better serve the mission of our programs.”
La Jamaica is a non-profit agency established in the late 1930’s. Offering recreational and educational services to families.