OC Register, October 21, 2011

The football program at San Clemente High School was in for a surprise when five Latino students – incoming freshmen – walked up together and said they’d like to play.  They are products of a San Clemente youth club called La Esperanza, which in Spanish means “hope.”  Rose Velasquez, a community organizer with OC Human Relations, started the club in November 2009 as an outreach for Latino students who attend middle school and live near San Clemente’s Las Palmas Elementary School in a neighborhood that is under a gang injunction….click here to read more