Bilingual Sacramento Volunteers Needed: Make-A-Wish Foundation


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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is holding a volunteer orientation later this month and they are in NEED OF SPANISH SPEAKERS!

Make-A-Wish often times receives “wishes” from Spanish speaking families, but don’t always have Spanish speaking volunteers to work with them and translate their needs.

If you’re interested in helping local families wishes come true, please consider attending the upcoming volunteer orientation!

Date: April 23, 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – General Volunteer Orientation / 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Wish Granter Orientation

Location: The Wishing Place – 2800 Club Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835

New Volunteer Registration:

Contact Jody Dahms  or (916) 692-3929 if you are interested in attending the New Volunteer Orientation.

Chicas Latinas’ Board of Director positions are NOW OPEN!


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board positions are now open! Applications are out. Completed applications and resumes are due by April 30, 2014.

For more information please email or use the form below:

After your application and resume are reviewed, you will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

Download PDF Application: ChicasBoardApplication

Please return application to:  Chicas Latinas de Sacramento 2572 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818


Chicas Latinas de Sacramento 2014: We’ll be right back… after this brief message


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is going on a “Winter Break” as the holiday’s come to an end.

We’re preparing for the upcoming tax season, an approved 501(c)3 nonprofit status (crossing our fingers!), opening board of director positions to the community, and planning for our 5-Year-Anniversary in April!

Our sites may become inactive, we may not return your email/call promptly, but our regular programs will continue. The best is yet to come! Please be patient with us as we lay the foundation for a great 6th year serving in the Sacramento community.

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Want to help?

  • Apply to serve on the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Board of Directors (more information to come)
  • Chicas Latinas members, join our 5-Year-Anniversary planning committee!

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We have functioned without a budget or staff for nearly 5 years and we’re excited for the bright future which awaits us. Imagine what a difference we’ll be able to make with increased resources. Chicas Latinas de Sacramento encourages the community to join us, Latina or not!

Our 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.)

Thank you Sacramento for your support in 2013… we’ll see you soon!!!

Chicas Latinas’ Sacramento Crisis Nursery Holiday Lunch and Gingerbread House Craft


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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members made a special visit to the Sacramento Crisis Nursery last week. Our volunteers provided a (healthy) holiday lunch and built gingerbread houses with the children staying at the emergency crisis shelter in Sacramento (ages 0-6). The staff were also provided with a holiday treat, Starbucks gift cards!

Thank you Chicas Latinas for your donations, your time, and your giving spirit!!!

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Holiday Care Packages for the Homeless, Christmas 2013 Success!


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Huge thank you to everyone who helped make Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s Holiday Care Package for the Homeless donation drive and distribution a great success!!! We joined Sacramento community organization C.A.F.F.E. early Christmas morning and helped feed, clothe, and give Chicas’ Holiday Care Packages to the homeless – with the help of our friends, we were able to serve nearly 300 homeless this holiday season.

Special thank you to Sol Collective for donating space for our wrapping days and for being a drop-off location for care package donations, and thank you to Casa de Español who donated and delivered 50 completed Holiday Care Packages to us!

Pictures from Christmas Day at Cesar Chavez Park with C.A.F.F.E.


Angela Rosas and her parents (thank you mom and dad for helping us!!!)


Program Assistant, Natalie Ramirez and Board Member, Patti Diaz helping hand out Care Packages to the less fortunate.


Just because the “season of giving” is behind us, doesn’t mean we stop giving! C.A.F.F.E. and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento members help feed and clothe the homeless EVERY OTHER SUNDAY at Cesar Chavez Park. Please feel free to join us, donate, and give year round!

C.A.F.F.E. on Facebook:
Next date: 1/19/2014

Join us on January 9th for Eric Ratinoff‘s #Network4Cause at Mayahuel as we support and give back to our friends at Sol Collective, free event. Learn more:

Upcoming Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Events


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Registration Includes:
1. Access to Local Professionals, Leaders, and Advocates
2. Light Appetizers served from 5:30-7pm
3. “Cocktails for a Cause” a percentage of drink purchase will benefit a local charity

  • Chicas Latinas Beginning Running Group, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:30pm

Holiday Care Packages for Sacramento Homeless – Join Chicas Latinas!


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On Dec. 25th Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be distributing food, clothing, and toiletries to the homeless with well as a gift to open on Christmas Day! 

We’re asking Chicas Latinas members and the Sacramento community to donate a (or a few) Holiday Care Packages to those who are less fortunate.

How to help: 

  • Donate a Holiday Care Package (or a few!)
  • Donate items we can add to Holiday Care Packages
  • Donate holiday wrapping paper and supplies

*Drop-off donations between December 12-14 at Sol Collective

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento volunteers will be at Sol Collective on 12/14 from 12-4pm to wrap your Holiday Care Package. We will give collected packages to the homeless on Dec. 25th at Cesar Chavez Park at 8am (volunteers are welcomed to join us).

Be sure to stick around at Sol Collective on December 14th, from 12-6pm they’ll have a live DJ, treats, and a Holiday mercado sale!!! Come hangout!

Learn more and share!!! Check out our event on Facebook:

Questions? Email us,

Dia de los Muertos in Sacramento, Celebrate Tradition with Chicas Latinas

Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento at Noche de Muertos on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at Zocalo in Midtown Sacramento for a Dia de los Muertos Fundraiser benefiting Calidanza Dance Company!

Tickets are only $20… or you can volunteer (with us)! We still need volunteers to assist Calidanza’s fundraiser and our Chicas craft booth. RSVP to volunteer on our site, or email Calidanza: (and tell them Chicas Latinas sent you).

Calidanza Dance Company in collaboration with Zocalos Mexican Restaurant in midtown Sacramento will present Noche de Muertos. This fundraiser event will include music, dance performances, day of the dead fashion show, storytelling, face painting, and a free drink and appetizer courtesy of Zocalos. Come mingle with members of Calidanza Dance Company, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chicas Latina of Sacramento and many others!


Also, be sure to swing by, 20th and J in Midtown Sacramento for La Raza Galeria Posada’s El Panteon! Chicas Latinas de Sacramento are sponsoring an altar space for a local family – we’re excited to see their altar. Be sure to come out and support this beautiful cultural (free) Sacramento event.

Event Schedule:
Saturday November 2, 2013 11am through 1am
Sunday, November 3, 2013 8am through 6pm



The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation partnered with Sol Collective to provide a month of programs and activities in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Workshops and events are held every Saturday in October from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in the Stanford Gallery at 111 I Street.

Sol Collective Dia de los Muertos  

Coming up from Sol Collective:

October 24th, 7pm — Community Lecture Series
Sacramento History Museum
101 I St. Old Sacramento. CA 95814
“Honoring Our Past” Join community members as they discuss the meaning and history of Dia De Los Muertos.

Nov. 1st, 6pm Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
In front of Sacramento History Museum
101 I St. Old Sacramento. CA 95814

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Viewing Party: LATINAS THINK BIG™


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This Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s celebrate and learn from our Latina sisters!!! Attend….


Celebrating Innovative Latina Thought Leaders

Join the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento at Thinkhouse Collective as we enjoy this great Latina Leadership event on Friday 10/11 at 6:00pm from the comfort of downtown Sacramento.

This will be a low-key Friday evening event. Come after work, wine will be provided, bring a snack to share, business cards, grab a seat and relax in the comfort of Thinkhouse Collective in Sacramento – while viewing and taking part in this fantastic Latina Leadership event!!! (Donation event, please give what you can.)

** Seating is limited at Thinkhouse, REGISTER:


What we’ll join in for:  

6:40 – 7:00PM    The “Latina Power Shift” Report:

One-on-One Interview with Monica Gil, Senior Vice President at Nielsen, by Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin, Founder & CEO, ELLA Leadership Institute

7PM – 8:30PM    LATINAS THINK BIG™ Presentations: 

• Rocio Moreno, Celebrated Architectural Designer

• Nora Cadena is a first generation Mexican-American, three-time MIT graduate, engineering leader and community volunteer.

• Pamela Campos, Operations Intelligence Analyst, US Air Force

• Estefania Ortiz, Stanford University Electrical Engineer and Software Engineering College Student

• Veronica Villafañe, Emmy award-winning bilingual multimedia journalist and former President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

** Please arrive early to allow time for introductions/snacking, we’ll join in at 6:30. 

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Chicas Latinas, Calidanza Dance Company & Zocalo Midtown


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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Chicas Latinas, Calidanza Dance Company & Zocalo Midtown! November 2nd we’ll be part of a cultural celebration and fundraiser event – mark your calendar, more information to come.

Chicas, we need volunteers!!! Visit our calendar site for more information and to sign up.

Planning meeting from earlier this week:


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