#GivingTuesday How you can help Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

🌟 With every donation, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento gets closer to having a home to call our own. 🌟

If you like what you see from Chicas Latinas and would like to see us continue our mission of working and giving in the community, please give on #GivingTuesday!!! Love and passion can only get us so far, we NEED the community’s support to strive… and secure an office space!

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Check out our “Year in Review,” we made some great accomplishments in 2015!

Chicas Latinas, 2015 Year in Review! 

Real-talk: I made the decision to turn my, then 3 year old, community organization into a nonprofit in 2012 because it was TOO big for me. I needed a board, I needed funds, I needed help… I needed the community. Our membership was larger than I could handle, the volunteer requests were coming from every direction, and the demand for Latina leaders in the community was far too great to fulfill on my own. At the time, both personal and Chicas resources were depleted – but I pushed through with the belief that the/our community would support what it wanted, needed, and was asking for. I needed the community, because it was clear that the community needed us. I’ve always had issues “asking,” but today I’m asking… not for me, not even for Chicas Latinas, but for what we represent in our community. A shift in Latin@ culture and identity in Sacramento. A culture, and future, of volunteerism, civic engagement, and Latina leadership.

Please consider donating this #GivingTuesday (and beyond) to help us reach our goal! Learn more about our GoFundMe campaign: 

👉 https://www.gofundme.com/HelpChicasLatinas 👈

Thank you for your continued support!

“Support the Girls” Chicas Latinas’ Anniversary Brunch & Bra Drive in Sacramento, April 12, 2015

I can’t wait to celebrate Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s 6 Year Anniversary with you all on Sunday, April 12th at Vallejo’s in Sacramento!!!

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://chicaslatinassupportthegirls.eventbrite.com/

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Next Sunday…

✧ Enjoy an amazing Mexican brunch buffet by Vallejos Restaurants

✧ Be serenaded by the wonderfully talented Dinorah Klingler / Dinorah’s Entertainment

✧ Donate a bra, receive a complimentary mimosa!

✧ Purchase a Michelada, as a donation to Chicas Latinas!

✧ Enjoy the company of friends, family, and supporters of Chicas Latinas

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s mission is to make a positive impact in both the Latin and Sacramento community by improving, connecting and embracing our culture and the community in which we call our home, by giving back to our community, utilizing our people and our culture to educate, inspire, and lead.

I founded Chicas Latinas de Sacramento in an effort to mobilize our community, to give to our community. This volunteer cultivation effort has turned into a civic engagement effort, in that we are building passionate and compassionate leaders who will inspire for years to come. We rely 100% on our volunteers and community donations! Our annual fundraisers are our only means of funding at the moment. My dream is for our 501(c)3 nonprofit to continue past my lifetime, in creating a culture of volunteerism and leadership in our community. I am laying the foundation for this… and I need your help ♡ Your ticket purchase is a donation to our organization and a step closer to a dream realized for Sacramento, for our families, for our futures. Please consider showing your support for Chicas Latinas, by sharing this event, inviting your friends and family members, and joining us for a great day of celebrating and giving! Bring your new or used bra donations and receive a complimentary mimosa! Bra donations will go to:

  • Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home, a home for women over the age of 18 who are pregnant and in need of shelter, food, safety, comfort and support during their pregnancy. Learn more: http://www.bgmh.org/
  • Women’s Empowerment, a program that educates and empowers women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children. Learn more: http://www.womens-empowerment.org/

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://chicaslatinassupportthegirls.eventbrite.com/

Thank you!!!

Angela Rosas, CEO & Founder, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Support the Girls_Flyer

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.

#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

#Network4Cause Sacramento Monthly Mixer Series Benefits Nonprofits!

Sacramento Lawyer Launches Networking Event Series #Network4Cause to Support Local Charities, read the full press release here: “Eric Ratinoff to host monthly mixers to raise money for community non-profits.”

Sponsored organizations will receive exclusive benefits from our #Network4Cause Event and are encouraged to host raffles or silent auctions to increase fundraising proceeds.

Basically, we give you a party (cover the costs and pack the house)

— you roll with it and raise funds for your organization! 

Upcoming #Network4Cause Events:

Nov. 12th: #CienCenas2013 https://network4cause-ciencenas.eventbrite.com/

Event is sold out, but you can still join in on the fun. Tweet using the hashtags #CienCenas2013 and #Network4Cause!  @CDMigrante  @EricRatinoff  @AngelaRunsAmuck  @ChicasLatinas

Dec. 3rd: #HolidayHeroes https://network4cause-holidayheroes.eventbrite.com/

You’re invited to attend #Network4Cause #HolidayHeroes – and nominate your favorite charity to win a $500 Holiday donation!!! Click for details Register today and don’t forget to nominate your favorite charity starting Dec. 1st!

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Jan. 9th: –>  Contact me for your cause to be considered!  @AngelaRunsAmuck /Facebook.com/ProAngelaRosas

These are free events purposed to contribute and raise awareness to important local causes, while promoting advocacy and leadership through community networking. Register early (tickets are limited) and share the news with your favorite local charity!

Thank you to Mayahuel in downtown Sacramento for are allowing us to host these great events in their COA Room! Great food, amazing cocktails, perfect location… and wonderfully generous with the Sacramento community. What more can we say?!?! Oh, and I can’t wait!!! (I can say that.)

#Network4Cause Monthly Mixers! November Benefits @CDMigrante #CienCenas2013

I’m happy to introduce the new Sacramento monthly mixer series #Network4Cause, hosted by Eric Ratinoff, Attorney and Partner at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff.

November 12, 2013 will kick-off our first event, benefiting Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Center for Migrant Rights). Together, with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, we’ll host a Cien Cenas (100 Dinners) at Mayahuel in midtown Sacramento. The #CienCenas2013 Dia de los Muertos campaign seeks we can raise awareness about migrant workers, honor the lives of the men and women who have died while working in the United States and help CDM continue the fight so that other workers do not face the same fate.

Registration is free, but very limited:

 https://network4cause-ciencenas.eventbrite.com/

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Tweet using the hashtag #CienCenas2013 / #Network4Cause! We’ll be there: @CDMigrante @EricRatinoff @AngelaRunsAmuck @ChicasLatinas

And that’s not even the good news… 

The good news: if you’re not able to make this month’s event, there will be one next month! Because this is a free event, registration fills up fast, but there will always be another opportunity to mix and mingle for a cause, and with Sacramento’s top movers and shakers. Even better news: this is a monthly (reoccurring) event that will benefit a different organization / cause, each month!  Does your nonprofit organization want to be a featured fundraiser? Contact me: @AngelaRunsAmuck / Facebook.com/ProAngelaRosas / arosas@kcrlegal.com

Mark your calendars for 12/3/2013 and 1/9/2013, see you soon!

Want more Dia de los Muertos activities and events in Sacramento? Check out: Dia de los Muertos in Sacramento, Celebrate Tradition with Chicas Latinas

Angela (now) Runs Amuck for Eric Ratinoff and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento!

You heard right folks, Angela got a job.

A real, legit, frozen meals for lunch, no yoga pants allowed (but pack them in your gym bag) J.O.B. and I’m loving it!

The blog posts will continue coming because my Amuck Running (or marketing life) has not come to an end – it’s only just begun. I now do business development and marketing for Eric Ratinoff of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, on top of running Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. The transition has kept me busy, but I’m finally getting back to a blog-able place in my life.

Angelarunsamuck’s life now…

Work head-shots are in:

Working for Attorney and Partner Eric Ratinoff has been a really great fit as his passions are very much in line with my own passions: community, culture (including Latin), and food. Factor in my social media skills, marketing experience, and community presence… I think we both kind of hit the jackpot on this one.

And then there’s my Chicas… which has me on cloud nine. Our Sept. 8th fundraiser brunch at Mayahuel was simply amazing! The venue, food, staff, performances, silent auction items, and attendees… everything was great! My Chicas members and board of directors shined, everyone did a stellar job in making this a fun and comfortable event, and we raised funds (so that was good).

Chicas Latina’s: Almuerzo Cultural!

Much is on the calendar and I will continue blogging my adventures ♡ Tweet me @angelarunsamuck