I am behind in blogging and in sharing about something exciting, and important to the future of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. To be honest, I have been avoiding this particular blogpost.
The news: I’ve been nominated as Coors Light Lideres of 2014! I was selected as one of twelve finalist in the NATION to receive the recognition as a Líderes for my work in the latino community. With this recognition also comes the opportunity for me to win a $25,000 Grant for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!
Vote — Vote — Vote for me at www.coorslightlideres.com
–> Vote 10 times a day, every day, until Oct. 30!
The bottom line: a vote for me is a vote for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and our work in the Sacramento community! Your votes will help bring Chicas Latinas closer to a $25,000 grant to use in our community, providing us the funds needed to implement a Chicas Latinas’ Sacramento Latino Youth Program!
I am honored to be nominated and recognized as a finalist, but my recognition isn’t what matters. What matters is what Chicas Latinas can do in our community if we win the $25,000 grant. What matters is that we need your help to make this happen!
For some $25,000 isn’t much to get excited about. For Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… it’s A LOT to get excited about! Our organization is 100% volunteer and donation powered. We have survived for nearly 6 years, giving in the community, with support from the community. Everything you see, from our websites, our flyers, the hours my members spend Facebooking and Tweeting, and creating programs and projects… this is all donated. Unless you’re in the trenches with me, I can’t even begin to explain how hard we all work to keep Chicas Latinas alive! It is a labor of love.
I incorporated Chicas Latinas de Sacramento as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit at a time when my “social group” became too big for me to handle and I had to make that tough decision, leave my Chicas and the community or leave my job. When I decided to incorporate, I stepped away from my career to focus on my organization. Financially, I took a bruising and it probably wasn’t the best idea to quit a job for an unfunded organization, but I did. I survived, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento survived, and today Chicas Latinas has it’s first chance to receive funding — to receive the support needed so that we can continue supporting our community.
This is the first step in ensuring Chicas Latinas’ mission and role in the community will outlast that of my own. Don’t vote for me, please vote for my love of Sacramento and the legacy I hope to leave it. Please help me bring these funds to our community and our youth.
Vote at: www.coorslightlideres.com
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