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CTA Ad Campaign

Student Viridiana Galvez, of Overfelt High School, appears in both the English-language and Spanish ads.

Young people take the spotlight in the latest TV, radio and digital ads from the CTA Media Fund, which start airing today. The ads focus on the impact that educators have in building community at school, motivating students, and in the academic and life lessons they impart.

“I appreciate my teachers because they never give up on me,” says student Manuel Galdamez at Overfelt High School, the filming site, in one of the ads.

Greg Louis, who attends Logan High School in Union City, speaks of a campus security technician with whom he has a close relationship. “He makes sure I have a plan, that I’ve got my homework done. He’s just a really good role model to have.”

Several Student CTA members are featured in the ads, including SCTA President Miyuki Manzanedo and Executive Vice President Aaron Barlin. “My own teachers inspired me to become a teacher,” says Barlin.

To view or listen to all four (“Community,” “Motivate,” “Lessons” and “Gracias”), see CTA’s YouTube channel at

CTA Ad Campaign

Kimberley Giang of Logan High School in San Jose says educators make her feel welcome every single day.

Photo: Manuel Galdamez, a student at Overfelt High School, appears in the new CTA Media Fund ad campaign.