Angela Rosas, Officially the Founder of NONPROFIT Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

Last night I burnt the chicken I was making for dinner because I was distracted by a lovely letter from the IRS. My first thought was great, more hurdles. But I was wrong, it wasn’t a letter of hurdles or heartbreak, it was a letter of approval! I did it — my organization, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, is now an OFFICIAL 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Bear with me while I celebrate for a moment…

I received the letter before,

  • Our first board meeting of 2014 (it’s tonight, go figure!) Tonight, we celebrate. 
  • I turned 30! February, I celebrate.
  • We celebrate our 5-Year-Anniversary! April, we celebrate (and fund-raise). 

Always, we work. This tax exempt status only means one thing, our adventure has just begun.

On the agenda, we’ll be opening board positions VERY soon, building committees, and planning our 5-year-Anniversary. Want in on the fun? Email us at, info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

Site: http://chicaslatinasdesacramento.org/          Blog: http://chicaslatinasdesacramento.com/

Thank you everyone for all your help, support, and talent over the years — we need it now more than ever!

I am the CEO & Founder of the nonprofit Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. For 5 years we existed, worked, and gave in the community, without a budget, without a staff, without a paycheck. It might not “sound” that great being a broke CEO, but I wear that reality proudly. I created, existed and prevailed with nothing. Imagine what I can do with something. 

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#Network4Cause Sacramento Series at Mayahuel – Perk, Sol Collective Sweatshirt!

Last night was Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause befitting Sol Collective in Sacramento! Although I wasn’t feeling very well the event turned out great. It was a wonderful night of food, cocktails, networking, and fundraising for Sol Collective.

Sol Collective is a community based partnership whose unique mission is to use art, education, and technology as a didactic medium to create mobilization and community empowerment. Sol Collective a 3,200 square foot community space located in Sacramento hosting art exhibitions, multimedia workshops,apprentice/mentorship programs, and community forums. In addition, the space is available for local organizations that provide service and advocacy within the fields of social justice and youth development. Learn more: solcollective.org

I even got this great Sol Collective sweatshirt – perfect for a casual Friday at the office.

*Pictured with my iPhone. Last night I was taking pictures at the event and couldn’t figure out why people were laughing at me… I get it now 😉 

Pictures from #Network4Cause Sacramento January Mixer benefiting Sol Collective

Eric’s next #Network4Cause event will be on February 6, 2014 befitting California Food Literacy Center — a great friend and supporter of the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento! They provide the healthy and fun menus for our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer and donation visits.

Register here: #Network4Cause Sacramento Event Benefiting @CalFoodLiteracy #FoodLiteracy