It’s Official: @AngelaRunsAmuck Has Slowed Down

First, I told my friends via a tearful selfie (it was Friday, our group likes to send selfies on Fridays). The next day I told my parents via text, requesting that they don’t reply or call me until the next work week – as I needed time to process. I’ve processed and now I’m sharing the news with you: I no longer work for Eric Ratinoff at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff.

Firm email is no longer active, please use: angela@angelarunsamuck.com

I truly appreciate the opportunity and all I learned from working at the Sacramento law firm as their marketing and business development coordinator. I am proud of the work I accomplished while there, the work I was able to do in the community (which wouldn’t have happened without Eric’s support), and the community-networking legacy I was able to leave behind. The firm is where I created my 2nd baby, #Network4Cause (my first being, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento), and that was awesome! On a more personal note, I am very grateful to Eric Ratinoff and his team for the professional, nonprofit, and personal support shown to me. My position at the firm was a blessing in many ways, at the right time, and I will miss it.

After the recent firm changes, it became clear that my time there was limited. On National Tequila Day, I was laid-off. (Geez, those words sting.)

As I slowly began to share my news with those closest to me, I quickly noticed a trend. One friend flat-out responded with, “I’m sorry and I’m not.” Even my mother’s voice had much more excitement in it than I expected to hear, she said she couldn’t wait to see what I’ll accomplish next. Although terrified, I admit that I have similar sentiments. While the small picture might be uncomfortable to look at, the big picture remains exciting and full of possibilities.

At the ripe age of 30-awesome, I’ve found myself completely free of commitments and distractions. Instead I’ve been provided the freedom to prepare myself for life’s next adventure and the freedom to move forward with purpose.

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A look at my last project for Eric Ratinoff, taking #Network4Cause to Napa! (I’m going to miss this bundle of joy, but I’ll be back for a visit at September’s event for Festival de la Familia.)

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#Network4Cause Presentation: Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media!

Workshop for July 10, 2015 #Network4Cause Presentation: Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media!

Take advantage of Social Media and internet marketing to boost your nonprofit’s visibility, membership, and funds.

Learn how to make the most of your upcoming #Network4Cause event using social media tools, strategies, and tricks of the trade. Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

Learn the basics of:
– Event Branding
– Facebook
– Twitter
– #Hashtags
– How to have a successful #Network4Cause!

Social Media: How do I…? A Beginner’s Guide to using Facebook and Twitter

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Learn how to make the most of your upcoming Eric Ratinoff Law Corp’s #Network4Cause event using tools, strategies, and tricks of the trade. Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

Sacramento Workshop: How to Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media

Back by popular demand (seriously, this workshop sold out quickly the last time I held it)

Calling all area nonprofits!!! This FREE workshop is for you. Take advantage of Social Media and internet marketing to boost your nonprofit’s visibility, membership, and funds.

Learn how to make the most of your upcoming #Network4Cause event using tools, strategies, and tricks of the trade. Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

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Promote your Nonprofit Events using Social Media 

Learn the basics of:

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  • How to have a successful #Network4Cause! 

Register early, space is limited:
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Free Sacramento Nonprofit Social Media Workshop, Presented by Angela Rosas

I’ve been M.I.A., I know.

Backstory: See what happened was, I was nominated for this national award (Coors Light Líderes of the Year). Both myself and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento were a bit overwhelmed…

The good news, I’m back to flying under the radar and doing the things I love… like teaching and presenting! Did I mention I used to be a Marketing and Social Media consultant?

Over these last few months, I’ve received numerous requests for social media training from our #Network4Cause sponsored organizations. It didn’t take me long to convince Eric that we should hold a free workshop for Sacramento nonprofits at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff. Actually, it didn’t take any convincing at all and I couldn’t be more excited to see another dream come to fruition.

Dearest Sacramento area nonprofits, please join me at…

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Free Workshop: New Year, New Nonprofit Social Media Strategy! 

Register early, space is limited: www.n4csocialmediaworkshop.eventbrite.com

Instruction provided by Angela Rosas, Marketing and Business Development Coordinator for Eric Ratinoff, creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause, and founder of nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

And because it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t…
Get Involved with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento:

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board of Directors: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasBoardApp
Or a Committee: http://bit.ly/ChicasLatinasCommitteeApp

Latina on the Run: Angela’s Sacramento Summer 2014 Amuck Running Rundown

It has been about 2 months since my last blog post – and a lot has happened! Before I fill everyone in with where I’m at now, here’s a quick run down of the fun I’ve had in Sacramento, California so far. It’s been a busy summer of community, volunteer, and Latin events with Eric Ratinoff and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento… and it’s not over yet!

Before all the Hispanic Heritage Month and Dia de los Muertos events and posts come, without further adieu I give you… “the reasons I haven’t posted in ages.” 

  • Volunteered with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Feeding and Clothing the Homeless
  • I barely made it to (the last) Fiesta en la Calle (of the season), but I made it!
  • Attended Mexican American Vintners Association, Harvest Festival in Napa with Eric Ratinoff

#Mexican #America Vintners Association, Harvest Festival ❤️🍷 #vineyard #napa

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  • Eric Ratinoff was Nominated (and selected) for “Best of the Bar.” View the Press release
  • Chicas Latinas members volunteered at Feria de Educación 

Feria de Educación at @sacstate #education #college #workshop agenda #latino #latism #sacramento #california ❤️

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  • Did I mention Chicas Latinas is hosting a Shoe Drive for Hagginwood Elementary School?

Please help us reach our goal, we’re not quite there yet: http://chicasshoedrivedonate.eventbrite.com/

  • Was invited to hear President of Mexico’s, Enrique Peña Nieto, address at the California State Capitol, presented by Gov. Brown
  • El Grito de Dolores, El Día de la Independencia de México, in Sacramento is simply breathtaking!

#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨ Love this! 💃

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#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico ✨💃#elgritodedolores

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#ElGrito de Dolores #Sacramento ❤️ #Mexico #california #diadeindependencia #vivamexico #elgritodedolores

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And there’s more… wait for it! 😉 

Growing Up Latina in Sacramento: Education, I went to High School (sometimes)

The Angela diaries: Once upon a time I was in High School.

It wasn’t for me. I was too damn smart for my own good (according to both parents and teachers, alike). I was bored. I was the annoying kid who wanted to learn, but instead I disappeared. I didn’t do my work, I barely went to class, I shocked my teachers when I turned in research papers (they were a hobby of mine and always very well done), I goofed off a lot, I got in trouble sometimes, yet I aced exams and I graduated as a mediocre student, with mediocre grades, and with a mediocre future.

Cold chill’n. 

I was recently reminded of the National Teen Leadership Program by a Chicas Latinas de Sacramento member, when she asked if I could put a volunteer opportunity of theirs on our calendar. Until this moment, I had totally forgot — I went to NTLP in High School! (Volunteer opportunity is on the calendar  – Aug. 2nd volunteer date, deadline July 25.)

In high school, a kid in my graduating class had to drop-out from attending the conference and someone recommended that I take their place. ME. I forget who recommended me, probably a teacher who received a research project of mine. I remember the counselors being very reluctant about sending me: this brown girl who liked to ditch and was sitting comfortably on a 2.0 grade point average. I went through the interview process and they surprisingly sent me away to the conference. I can’t say it was a life changing experience in that moment, but overtime, definitely. 

I do believe that it is our responsibility to provide our children with opportunities, to give them new experiences, discover what inspires them, advocate for education equality, but most importantly — NEVER GIVE UP TRYING — regardless of where they’ve been, where they’re at, and where YOU think they’re headed. You can’t change your path unless you’re aware that other paths exist, especially as a child.

Someone took a chance on me, I was given a unique opportunity and shown a different path. I’m fully aware of what I looked like on paper, but that was not who I was — I’m beyond thankful that there were people in my life who took notice and took action.

Today I am blessed to be in a position to advocate on behalf of Sacramento’s youths. I’ve learned about so many great programs over the years and support them when I can. Enter perfect opportunity to support… 

This Thursday Eric Ratinoff’#Network4Cause will benefit Breakthrough Sacramento. If you’re not familiar with this program, I invite you to join us!

Free Registration: http://bit.ly/network4causebreakthrough

Breakthrough Sacramento is a public-private partnership providing a year-round, tuition-free, college preparatory program for academically motivated, ethnically diverse students from under-resourced schools in the Sacramento area.

92% of Breakthrough Sacramento graduates attend college directly after graduation, as opposed to 34% of low-income students nationally and only 29% in the Sacramento area.