El Grito de Dolores: El Día de la Independencia de México in Sacramento 2014


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El Grito de Dolores celebrated on September 15th and is the event that marked the beginning of Mexico’s fight for independence.

Sacramento celebrates every year with an El Grito celebration at the West Steps of the Capital Building in Downtown Sacramento. Festivities start at 5pm, with El Grito de Dolores reenactment at 8pm.

Photos from El Grito de Dolores, El Día de la Independencia de México, in Sacramento 2014:

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Angela Rosas, Founder of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, in the running to become Coors Light 2014 Líder of the Year


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Angela Rosas of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is in the running to become the Coors Light 2014 Líder of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 16, 2014) –  Angela Rosas, CEO & Founder of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes for her exceptional contributions to the Latino community. The public can visit www.coorslightlideres.com now through October 30 to vote for Angela Rosas. If she is chosen as the Coors Light Líder of the Year, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a community leadership program in partnership with Coors Light.

“I am honored to be chosen for this year’s Coors Light Líderes program,” said Angela Rosas, founder of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. “Coors Light has made a commitment to the Hispanic community by investing in emerging Latino leadership, and I am grateful for the opportunity to win a grant for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. This grant will allow us to serve our community in a way we have yet been able to. I hope the public votes for me in support of our nonprofit’s mission, dedicated members, and our future of continued service in the Sacramento community.”

Angela Rosas was chosen as one of the 2014 Coors Light Líderes because of her dedicated and continued leadership in the Sacramento community. Her philanthropic journey started in her youth and has since inspired a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement by founding Chicas Latinas de Sacramento in 2009, a volunteer cultivation nonprofit which provides local Latinas with an outlet to give in their community, explore their culture, and become leaders in their own right; all while providing local organizations which serve the local latino population with volunteer support.

“Coors Light has a long history of supporting the communities we impact, and we are proud to highlight and reward emerging Latino leaders who are making a difference,” said Alberto Senior, director, community commerce and partnerships for MillerCoors. “All 12 Líderes exemplify determination and commitment, not only in their professional careers, but in helping others.”

If chosen as the Coors Light 2014 Líder of the Year, Angela Rosas and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will use the $25,000 grant to implement a youth leadership program to inspire a new generation of philanthropy, civic engagement and leadership.

“Philanthropy is the most accessible doorway to awareness, leadership, action, and ultimately change,” said Rosas. “The sooner, and younger, a culture of Latino volunteerism is introduced — the sooner we’ll be able to see the benefits Latino leadership can bring to our community.”

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at www.coorslightlideres.com , www.facebook.com/CoorsLightLideres, LinkedIn and on Twitter using #CoorsLightLideres.


Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is a philanthropic 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, comprised of over 200 women who are devoted to supporting each other as emerging leaders. Founded in 2009, 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. Learn more at www.chicaslatinasdesacramento.org | Connect with us at www.facebook.com/chicaslatinas / www.twitter.com/chicaslatinas #VivaLasChicas916

Angela Rosas, Founder of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Poised to Win Coors Light 2014 Líder of the Year Title

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Founder, Angela Rosas is the Business Development and Marketing Coordinator for Partner and Attorney Eric Ratinoff of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, and creator of Eric Ratinoff’s #Network4Cause Sacramento Mixer series for charity. Angela was the 2011 Women of Color, Sacramento Latina Award Recipient, in 2012 was featured as Latina Magazine’s “Inspiring Young Latina,” and was nominated to serve on Cien Amigos in 2014. Learn more at about.me/angelarosas | Connect at www.facebook.com/proangelarosas www.twitter.com/chicaslatinas

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s #Network4Cause Celebration, Viva Las Chicas!


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Dearest Sacramento members, volunteers, friends and supporters… you’re invited to join us for a FREE Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Event & Fundraiser at Mayahuel on Sept. 18th, from 5:30 – 8pm.

#Network4Cause is the traditional business and community networking you’re used to — with a wonderful charity spin! Every month Eric Ratinoff supports and sponsors a different nonprofit at his monthly mixer events. This month, it’s US!

#Network4Cause benefiting Chicas Latinas de Sacramento! #VivaLasChicas916, is free and open to the community. This will be Chicas Latinas’ ONLY community and fundraising event of the year, and will also serve as a closing celebration for our “Starting off on the Right Foot!” Shoe Drive.

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FREE #Network4Causehttp://bit.ly/Network4CauseChicas )

1.       Connect with Chicas Latinas and learn about our mission / vision for Sacramento

2.       Access to Local Community Leaders and Advocates

3.       Great Professional & Local Business Networking

4.       Delicious Appetizers served from 5:30-7pm

5.       “Cocktails for a Cause” a percentage of drink purchases benefit Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

6.       Proceeds from the Silent Auction help support Chicas Latinas’ Mission

7.       Be prepared to celebrate after an exciting announcement from Founder, Angela Rosas!

Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/903653189648374/

* LAST CHANCE ~ Please bring your shoe donations! More Info: http://bit.ly/ChicasShoeDrive

“Starting off on the Right Foot”


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is excited to announce our shoe-drive for a Sacramento area elementary school!  

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We are sponsoring and providing shoes to the children at Hagginwood Elementary School. The school includes grades K-6 and has approximately 500 students — of which 96% receive reduced lunch prices and are considered “socio-economically disadvantaged” or at/below poverty level.

When we asked staff what the students are most in need of when starting the new school year, we were simply told, “shoes.” Shoes that fit and shoes in working condition… free of holes and torn soles. Back-to-school shoes, a basic need to most, are a luxury item to these children.

For that reason, Chicas Latinas members are hosting a shoe-drive and are asking the community to join us for “Starting off on the Right Foot,” as we rally together in an effort to provide shoes for these students as they enter into the new school year. Shoes must be new and should fit 5-12 year old students, boys and girls.

The shoe collection dates will run from August 4 thru September 18 — ending with a free #Network4Cause event for the school the evening of Sept. 18, for community members, participants, and donors!

Please share this event and consider asking your colleagues, friends, and family to donate A pair of shoes… I have 100% confidence we can collect 500 pairs of shoes, with your help! (No need to RSVP)

Drop-Off Locations 8/4- 918:

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff: 401 Watt Ave. Sacramento, CA 95864

Capsity: 2572 21st. St, Sacramento, CA 95818

Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital: 4001 J. St, Sacramento, CA 95819

Salon 701: 448 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

Mechanics Bank: 1751 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

Mayahuel (Sept. 18 ONLY): 1200 K Street, Sacramento, CA

Shoe Drive

Any cash donations specific to this event are greatly appreciated and can be made on this page. Tax ID: 46-1048619

Latina Health in Sacramento: Refueling After Your Workout


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What you eat and drink after your workout is important.

healthy-foodWhen you exercise, you stress the body a little bit, or stress the system a little bit, and/or burn a few calories. After your workout, you need to replenish your body with quality fuel. If you have a good workout and replenish with mediocre fuel you don’t get as much of a benefit from your workout. Water is always good of course, but you also want to have some protein, some carbohydrates, and even a little fat is ok. For example, if you follow a nice workout with some water, fresh fruit, whole grain bagel or crackers with some peanut butter, this gives you a good combination of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. This way you will get the most out of your efforts.

It also makes a difference how soon after your workout you refuel. Usually, you want to take in some liquids and some quality calories within 30 minutes after finishing your workout. If it’s a hard workout or a longer workout, you want to have a larger quality meal within 2 to 3 hours of finishing your workout.

There are all kinds of expensive workout supplements and fuel sources, but most are not necessary to improve your fitness, even with advanced workouts.

Join us at our Chicas Latinas Running Group every Wednesday evening, 6:30pm at Curtis Park in Sacramento! 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, Woodbine Elementary Neighborhood Clean-up Success!


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Woodbine Elementary Neighborhood Clean-up Day was a Success!!! Thank you to all who participated in Saturday’s volunteer project and a special thanks to Diana Rodriguez for calling on Chicas Latinas de Sacramento for our volunteer support-it was a privilege!

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Volunteer with Chicas Latinas at Woodbine Elementary School Clean-Up Day ~ Aug. 16th


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento are joining forces with Diana Rodriguez, a Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education Member, in an effort to clean up the neighborhood of a SCUSD school in need of the community’s attention before the new school year.

Woodbine Elementary Clean-Up

On Saturday August 16th, please join us in volunteering as we clean up the neighborhood around Woodbine Elementary School. This is an area in need of some community TLC, and we’re hoping to give it just that! No need for children to walk through neglected and often times, unsafe, streets when going to and from school.

—- >>> All we need are volunteers <<<—-

Please join us – invite your friends – family members and let’s inspire a culture of change!

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**This project was inspired by Mr. Max Mendoza who never gave up advocating for his community. Thank you to Mr. Mendoza and all our volunteers for caring so much for our children’s safe passage to school each day!**

Community “Call for Socks!” Donate to Sacramento’s Homeless


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be helping feed & clothe Sacramento’s homeless this Sunday with community group, CAFFE — and there is a huge need for SOCKS!

Community “Call for Socks!” If you’re able to help, sock donations can be dropped off at Salon 701 Salon & Spa (w/ Armando). OR bring them to Cesar Chavez Plaza on Sunday morning! (8:30am near the park’s cafe).

Did you know, once a person living on the streets puts on a pair of socks – they often don’t take them off again. Taking care of one’s feet are a hard and important task for our homeless community members. Socks are always in high demand and greatly valued. Wet, dry, day, night, holes, dirty, and falling apart… can you provide someone with a new pair? 

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Please Share: Your Facebook “LIKE” = $5 Donation for Chicas Latinas de Sacramento


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That’s right! You can contribute a $5 donation to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento with just a “LIKE” on Facebook… help Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff support and donate to us by visiting their Facebook Page.

Throughout the remainder of July, KCR is sponsoring Chicas Latinas on their Facebook page by giving us a $5 donation based on Posts “LIKES” and “Comments.” We think they’re likable posts anyways ;) 

WE NEED YOUR HELP! There is a $500 donation limit — please help us reach it!!! “LIKE” or Comment and don’t forget to SHARE with your friends and family. Here’s some posts you can LIKE: 

Chicas Latinas is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit operating in Sacramento. We are 100% volunteer and donation powered! Every little bit helps us better serve our community. 



July 2014: Get involved with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members are keeping busy supporting, planning, and developing programs and events in the Sacramento Community.

Coming up ~~~ Join us! 

Chicas Latinas Running Group is meeting every Wednesday evening (6:30pm) at Curtis Park. And look for a new health blog series coming soon! See you out there on July 16th.


Support a Chicas Latinas Member at Menagerie Pop up Art Show

Kiki Art Show 7.16.2014 Menagerie

Calidanza Dance Company Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed


Fiesta en la Calle, ONLY A FEW SATURDAYS LEFT! 


Sunday, August 3rd at 8:30am, Cesar Chavez Park: Give to the Homeless, Volunteers / Donations Needed

Clean out those closets, especially the closets of the men in your life. There are much more men on the streets in need than women. Shoes are extra special! Also needed, toiletries, socks, coffee, toothpaste, deodorant…

Please bring any donations the morning of (you will see us set up with folding tables and handing out coffee to a line of Sacramento’s homeless).


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