St. Ignatius

The African American and Latino Parents Association (AALPA)

African American & Latino Parents Association Mission: 

Who We Are: The St. Ignatius African American and Latino Parents Association (AALPA) is a multicultural, multiracial group of volunteer parents, grandparents and guardians. AALPA promotes family equity, education, support and mentorship via social and networking opportunities. Through outreach efforts in our communities, AALPA seeks to raise awareness of the educational opportunities at St. Ignatius College Preparatory for Latino and African American students. AALPA partners with the Admissions Department to enhance enrollment diversity. AALPA supports SI’s mission of enhancing the diversity of cultures in the school and is committed to fostering safe, welcoming environments wherein all forms of diversity are honored and valued.

Other Goals of AALPA: Support the student efforts of ALAS (Association of Latin American Students and BSU (Black Student Union).

Collaborative efforts with SI Parent Groups, The Ignatian Guild, SI Father's Club and SIPAC (not necessarily in that order.)



AALPA Board 2022-2023

Left to right, top row: Daniela  Guillen, Maricel Hernandez, Emmet Johnson, George Gamarra, Jaime Alvarez  Bottom row: Ana Maria Johnson, Marisol Durand, Daniel Flores, Priscilla Flores, Tamala Thornton-McKinzey, Monica Loos, Christina Soloman

Co-presidents: Ana Maria Johnson and Tamala Thornton-McKinzey

Secretary: Monica Loos

Admissions and Community Outreach Chair: Jaime Alvarez

DEIB Liaisons: Renee Thierry-Jones and Belinda Arriaga

Mentor Parents Liaisons: Marisol Durand and Shannon Seeberan

IG liaisons: Priscilla Flores and Lourdes Cordero

FC liaison: Daniel Flores and Emmett Johnson

Parent Alumni Liaison: George Gamarra 

ALAS Showcase: Daniela Guillen and Ana Maria Hughes

BSU Showcase: Christina Solomon

Moderator: Maricel Hernandez 


General Meetings

Please join us for AALPA’s monthly meetings. They are great opportunities to connect with fellow Black/African American and Latino parents and the SI community. Meetings often have guest speakers discussing topics of interest to this community and are typically held the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 6 p.m. if in person at SI.  All are welcome.  

2022-23 General Meetings 
Aug. 31, 2022, 6 p.m., Faculty Dining Room 
Sept. 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Zoom 
Oct. 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m., Zoom 
Nov. 16, 2022, 6:30 p.m., AALPA+SIPAC / Carlin Commons 
Jan. 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m.,
Feb. 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
March 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
April 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
May 24, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

For any questions about AALPA, upcoming events or to be added to the AALPA emails, please send an email to

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Upcoming Parent Events

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