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.

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Support a Chicas Latinas Member at Menagerie Pop up Art Show

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Calidanza Dance Company Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed

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Fiesta en la Calle, ONLY A FEW SATURDAYS LEFT! 

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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).

 

Have questions? Want to get involved? Email us using the form below:

Latinas of Sacramento, Improve your Health by Running

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There are many health and fitness benefits to running. If you Google “benefits of running” there are references for benefits with bone density, cholesterol, breast cancer, teamwork, cardiovascular health, blood pressure, weight, stress, and many others. Sometimes it pays not to focus too much on one benefit (for example weight loss) so we don’t get disappointed without immediate results.

When you are running you elevate your heart rate and you get many health and fitness benefits from that. The nice thing about running is that you can get the health benefits even if you are a beginning runner. You can start out walking, progress to walk/jog combinations, and then complete runs. If you are an intermediate/advanced runner you can capture health benefits as well. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it is possible to improve your fitness level with a regular running program.

The Chicas Latinas Running Group is a great place to start a running program or improve the running program you have now. There’s nothing like running with others in a group to keep you motivated!

Contact me using the form below if you’d like to join us or for more information!

 

New Days: Join Chicas Latinas Beginning Running Team in Sacramento!

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We’re excited to announce the return of CHICAS LATINAS RUNNING TEAM… and some new dates!

Meet / learn/ walk / jog / run. Please join us, regardless of fitness abilities or level. Our goal is to inspire fitness and health in the Latina community… and build a Chicas Latinas running team to participate in local runs! First up, Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

Even if you’ve never ran before, join us — we’ll learn together.

Join us… 
Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Monday, June 16, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join the conversation on Facebook, which days work best for you?

We’re flip-flopping days, until we find out which days work best for everyone and hoping to add more days, times, and locations – but we need input and interest to make this happen (bring a friend)!

LOOK FOR THIS GUY: 

Terry Ward serves on Chicas Latinas’ Programs & Events Committee and is helping organize this project. He’ll be attending our running meetings to assist in developing, recruiting, and building the project’s leadership team. He’s a seasoned runner and is ready to help!!!

If you are interested in assisting in the development of this project, simply join us or email using the form below:

* Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has a Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival Running Team (June 8th)— and we’re sponsoring 3 young Latina high school students to run with us! *

Sign up to run a 5k or Half-Marathon, show your support to the young Latinas we’re sponsoring, improve your health and fitness alongside your fellow Chicas members, and help support WEAVE Inc. (the beneficiary of Women’s Fitness Festival). Join our team: https://fleetfeetsac.webconnex.com/14WFF and get some practice runs in with us… starting 5/20 – see you there!!!

 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento: 5 Year Anniversary Speech

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Angela:

What Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 5 Year Anniversary means to our members — and our community!

Read below: 

Originally posted on Lessons from a Pro(fessional) :

On May 18th, we celebrated the five year anniversary of my nonprofit organization, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. Today I was inspired to share the speech I gave (also known as “my novel”), as I needed a reminder as to why I do, what I do.

Today, Chicas Latinas is underfunded. In fact, we’re not funded at all. Now that we have over five solid years of service and our 501(c)3 status, I’m ready for this to change.

I believe in what we’re doing. Here’s why: 

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento: 5 Years Later

- Speech by Angela Rosas, Founder & CEO Chicas Latinas de Sacramento

 May 18, 2014, Sacramento – Welcome and thank you for joining us at Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 5 year Anniversary Dinner. Five Years ago 15 women met here at Zocalo for happy hour. I had a simple idea to unite Latinas for two reasons; to inspire…

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Latinas of Sacramento, let’s get moving! Join Chicas Latinas’ Running Group

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We’re excited to announce the return of CHICAS LATINAS RUNNING GROUP!

Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Curtis Park, Sacramento

This will be our first meeting / walk / jog / run of the season. Please join us, regardless of fitness abilities or level.

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Join Chicas Latinas members and friends every Tuesday – we’re hoping to add more days, times, and location.  The more input and interest we have, the more we’ll be able to do. If you are interested in assisting in the development of this project, simply join us or email using the form below:

We’re also excited to announce that Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has a Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival Running Team (June 8th)— and we’re sponsoring 3 local Latina high school students to run with us!

Sign up to run a 5k or Half-Marathon, show your support to the young Latinas we’re sponsoring, improve your health and fitness alongside your fellow Chicas members, and help support WEAVE Inc. (the beneficiary of Women’s Fitness Festival). Join our team: https://fleetfeetsac.webconnex.com/14WFF and get some practice runs in with us… starting 5/20 – see you there!!!

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: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8rta8jh48789b56&oseq=&c=&ch=

Contact Jody Dahms Jdahms@necannv.wish.org  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 – we are accepting applications on an on-going basis until we get all positions filled.

For more information please email or use the form below: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org.

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

Questions? 

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.

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

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

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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: http://www.facebook.com/groups/252215474891020/
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: https://network4cause-january.eventbrite.com

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