Estrella del Mes: Agosto/Star of the Month: August!

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for nine years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Agosto/August!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Agosto/Star of the Month: August!

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Lilia Stone – Member of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and serves on Chicas Latinas’ Scholarship Committee

How long have you been a part of Chicas?     

I have been a part of Chicas Latinas since 2016.

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?    

I love the members of Chicas Latinas and their passion for helping others in the community. The committee volunteers are all extremely dedicated and donate hours of their time on a monthly basis to support our mission and to help others.

 What do you love about Sacramento?      

I love the Sacramento community. I’ve met so many individuals that want to better their surroundings, either through advocating for fair and equitable public policies or through volunteerism.   

What is one of your most fun or memorable experience volunteering with Chicas? 

My most memorable experience with Chicas Latinas is the award dinner with the Scholarship Committee that we had for our first Scholarship recipient last year. Celebrating our recipient’s academic accomplishments and success with her and her family was incredibly up-lifting. Her parents were so proud and her younger siblings were inquisitive as to how they could serve the community and what they could do academically to win scholarships when they reached her age. The dinner served as a reminder as to why I volunteer in the community, which is to invest in our youth.

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Why did you join Chicas?      

I moved to Sacramento from San Diego and wanted to feel more connected to my new community and invest in it, which is why when I met the CEO [of Chicas Latinas] I immediately knew that the best way to do it was by volunteering with the organization.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?    

If I had a superpower, it would be the ability to stop time. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do!

 What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?      

The craziest thing I have ever done is bungee jumping at the San Diego county fair to get rid of my fear of heights. It’s safe to say that I’m still fearful of heights.

Name one fun fact about yourself.      

I grew up in very dissimilar environments. I lived eight years in Sonora, Mexico, lived in three towns in Massachusetts, then lived in San Diego and Pennsylvania by the time I was 16.

What is your favorite quote to live by?

“I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass,” by Shonda Rhimes.

What is your most favorite family tradition?

My family has a family reunion in Mexico on New Year’s Eve, in which we all dress up, have a formal family dinner, rent a karaoke machine, and ring in the New Year together (often ending well into the morning). I normally don’t get to see all of my relatives often, and this is a great way to get us all together in one place.

 

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#TeamChicas Celebrates 5 Years of Run to Feed the Hungry in Sacramento, Join us!

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#TeamChicas is excited to join the 25th annual Run to Feed the Hungry benefiting Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, for our 5th year participating! Sacramento’s annual run is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country, and we invite you to be a part of it, by joining #TeamChicas in our Sacramento Thanksgiving Day Tradition!

View #TeamChicas Pledge page, here: bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2018 (where you can donate, join, invite, share…!)

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• Create an account on RaceRoster
• Register yourself using the Adult Team Option
• Select team name: #TeamChicas
• Complete registration process
• Invite your friends & family to join our team — all are welcomed: any age, any fitness level! 

Visit and share our Facebook Event page
* * * All team members must register by November 1, 2018 * * *
The team registration fee is $55 per adult and $35 per youth.
Team registration includes a team shirt, team picture, access to VIP area… and more! 

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ABOUT RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY 
WHAT: 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk to support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

WHEN: Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 22, 2018 — Rain or Shine!
10K – 8:15 a.m. • 5K – 9 a.m.

WHERE:  The race starts on J Street just west of the entrance to the Sacramento State campus and runs through the beautiful tree lined streets of East Sacramento.
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📢✨ HOW TO GET CHICAS LATINAS DE SACRAMENTO TO COVER YOUR RTFTH REGISTRATION FEE 📢

Join #TeamChicas for SIX Wednesday runs (between Aug. 1 – Nov. 1) and we’ll cover the RTFTH Registration fee for 5 participants. 😲😲

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* The deadline for team registration is November 1, 2018. Team registration and accompanying team shirts will not be available TBD.
View #TeamChicas Pledge page, here: bit.ly/ChicasRTFTH2018

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento Kicks Butt, You Can Too! Learn how This August

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The back-to-School countdown has officially begun… and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is working hard to provide EVERY child at our sponsored elementary school with a new pair of shoes for the 2018-19 school year. Only ONE MONTH LEFT TO DONATE to 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock School!!! 

We’re halfway to our goal of collecting 600 NEW pairs of shoes! 

Kicking-butt is a community effort ~ Help Spread the Word and/or Donate

Why we do what we do… 

“When I first learned of our 2018 sponsored school, my stomach dropped. The selected school fit our criteria and was deserving of our sponsorship and support, but there was something my board members didn’t know — D.W. Babcock was my elementary school. Chicas Latinas’ board and committee members justified their selection by sharing stats and painting the portrait of a school and children in need of community support… and I found myself transported back to a time when I was a child, in need of support, and feeling incredibly small because of it. Needless to say, this year’s selection hit close to home. That was my school, and I was that kid.” – Read more: http://bit.ly/ShoeDriveNewHope

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ATTEND:

Join us for Chicas Latinas night with Sac Republic FC on Saturday, Aug. 4! The price is $20 per ticket, contact us via email/social media to purchase tickets.

ANNOUNCING: Chicas Latinas’ Self-Defense Workshop, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive: Aug. 26 at 10am ~ Tickets are only $15! Register

DONATE:

Donate online: https://clshoedrive2018.eventbrite.com

Check donations can be mailed to Capsity, 2572 21st St.
Sacramento, California 95818, Attn: Chicas Latinas de Sacramento.

Drop-off NEW shoes at the below sponsors’ locations:

Thank you to everyone who supported in July… we had a blast dancing with Bachata on the Edge, hanging-out with Sacramento Republic FC players, and shopping at Heart Boutique 

August Dates:

Every other Sunday at 8 a.m., volunteer to Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza!

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is linked to #amazonsmile! Shop for your
“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive donations at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Julio/Star of the Month: July!

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for nine years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Julio/July!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Julio/Star of the Month: July!

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Kenya Corona – Director of Member Relations at the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and prior member of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. 

How long have you been a part of Chicas? 

I joined Chicas in 2014 [when I was a full-time business marketing major at California State University, Sacramento].

Why did you join Chicas?

When I first moved to Sacramento I was longing to meet a community of likeminded Latinas who shared a passion for serving, which is exactly what I found in the group. I love how open the group is to new ideas that can impact our community. I truly believe I have amigas por vida [friends for life] from the friendships I’ve developed with the chicas. I would love to see Chicas Latinas expand to other cities.

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Chicas celebrating Chicas Latinas’ 5-year Anniversary at Zocalo restaurant in Sacramento, CA.

What do you love about Sacramento?

Coming from Los Angeles, I was shocked at how multiethnic Sacramento is — I truly love that! As the years have gone by, I continue to see a diverse community and I hope for this same type of representation in Sacramento’s leadership. And, of course, I love the trees!

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Chicas supporting the California Latino Capitol Association mixer, which provides support, a positive community for Capitol staff, and advocates for more than four decades! (Kenya Corona and Angela Rosas).

What is the most fun/memorable experience since volunteering with Chicas?

Hands down the annual shoe-drive! I love all aspects of this event: from fundraising to the shopping, to the day of the event. Last year, two weeks from the distribution day, we had not reached our fundraising goal and came to the devastating conclusion that we would not be able to give every child at the school a new pair of shoes. However, we all came together as a group determined to do whatever we had to do. We reached out to every person we knew and were on the mission to find the best deals on shoes! Well, to everyone’s surprise, not only did we reach our goal, but we surpassed it! It’s amazing to see how these well deserving kids’ face light up from something so basic as a pair of shoes.

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Assisting a child trying on a new pair of shoes at a previous annual shoe drive.
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Kenya demonstrating her public speaking skills during an interview with a local news station.

What are your interests and hobbies? 

I absolutely love traveling, movies, and working out. I recently purchased a sewing machine, because as a petite woman, I constantly have issues finding clothes that fit perfectly, so I decided to try to make my own — wish me luck!

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Chicas Latinas’ first Zumba shoe drive: promoting health and fitness while raising funds for a prior shoe drive.

 

What motto do you live by?

One of my favorite mottos to live by is “Experiences over Things.” Many of us get so caught up living for temporary things instead of investing our time and resources into experiences that create lasting memories and stories to share.

Who is your favorite person to follow on social media? Why?

Right now, my favorite person to follow is Will Smith. He is the familiar face that many of us remember so vividly from our childhood watching the Fresh Prince of BelAir; he has super creative content, is inspirational, and I can’t get enough of his goofy, charismatic charm. If you aren’t following him, go do it now!

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

Ah, this is a tough question because every place I’ve traveled to has a special place in my heart. When I travel I love to immerse myself in the culture, dine with the locals, learn the history, and of course, enjoy the scenery. Every place I’ve been is memorable. I’m currently looking forward to my trip to Colombia this week!

What’s your most favorite family tradition?

Would you consider getting a phone call from your mami every day a family tradition? Haha! Yea, let’s call it a family tradition. No matter how old I get, or how far, or close I live, I can always count on her phone call; it used to bug me when I was younger, but now, I look forward to hearing her voice.

Sacramento Events and Giving Goals: Join Chicas Latinas This July!

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Chicas Latinas’ 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock School is underway!!! We have a goal this year to provide EVERY child at the elementary school with a new pair of shoes for the 2018-19 school year.

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Thank you to our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Sponsors and Donors:

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • River City Phoenix
  • Sutter Roseville
  • Hugs Alternative Care: Collecting NEW shoe donations at their 2 locations!
  • Sacramento Republic FC: Collecting NEW shoe donations at Sac Republic Offices!
  • Heart Boutique: Collecting NEW shoe donations July 8-14!

Join us for Chicas Latinas night with Sac Republic FC on Saturday, Aug. 4! The price is $20 per ticket and is sure to sell out FAST! We’ll have tickets on hand to sell at our upcoming July event, or contact us via email/social to purchase tickets.

Proceeds benefit our Shoe Drive! 

Can’t attend, but want to give? Donate online: https://clshoedrive2018.eventbrite.com

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Please help us reach our goal of providing EVERY child at D. W. Babcock Elementary with a new pair of shoes for the school year (600 pairs)! July fundraiser events below, please join us and share!

July Dates, Sacramento:

Every other Sunday at 8 a.m., volunteer to Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza!

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

TBD Scholarship Committee Mtg. (contact)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is linked to #amazonsmile! Shop for your
“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive donations at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

Get Your Tickets For Chicas Latinas’ Night with Sac Republic FC

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There are some combinations that pair amazingly well, like chips and salsa, cheese and wine, and Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and the Sacramento Republic FC.

Chicas Latinas Poster ImgBoth Chicas Latinas de Sacramento and Sacramento Republic FC have a strong commitment to the Sacramento community: making passionate efforts to support the community in a number of ways! In August, Sacramento Republic FC  will join forces with Chicas Latinas in support of its “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive and create a wonderful opportunity for the students at D.W. Babcock Elementary in the coming school year.

On August 4 Sacramento Republic’s game against the Fresno Football Club will be more than just a game that fans should not miss because Sacramento’s soccer team is partnering with Chicas Latinas de Sacramento! The game will be held on a hot August night of August 4 at 8 p.m. will help raise funds for the annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive. A portion of each $20 ticket will go toward the purchase of NEW shoes for local elementary students!

For more information on tickets and donations email: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

In addition to ticket proceeds benefiting the drive, there will be shoe donation bins available at the game. The Sacramento Republic is taking it one step further (no pun intended) by accepting NEW SHOE donations for the shoe drive at their SRFC Office located at 2421 17 Street in Sacramento. Please join us for a fun, summer night that will help us make a big difference!

Can’t attend the game, but still want to give to the children at D.W. Babcock Elementary School? Donate directly online via Eventbrite — 100 percent of monetary donations will be used to purchase new shoes for children in the local area.

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Invite your friend’s and family via Facebook!

Saturday August 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

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For more information on tickets and donations email: info@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

 

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Junio/Star of the Month: June

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for nine years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Junio/June!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Junio/Star of the Month: June

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Sophia Agafonow – Former Board of Directors, treasurer 

How long have you been a part of Chicas? 

I was the treasurer for about three years and a founding board member, too.

Happy to announce that we’re going into 2014 with our 501(c)3 status.

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?

I have been involved in service clubs for many years because it is extremely fulfilling, and I am happy to have the opportunity to encourage others to do the same and experience the feeling of being of service to other people in need.

What do you love about Sacramento?

It is a great community to live in and raise healthy families; it isn’t too small, or too big, which allows people to feel a sense of belonging.

What is one of your most fun, or memorable experiences volunteering with Chicas?

Introducing my good friend Susana Becerra to the group and finding out that it was a match made in heaven.

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Why did you join Chicas?

I understood the need to get more Latinas in our communities to think of ways of giving back. Our communities usually benefit often from the goodwill of others when going through rough patches [in life], so it is only fair for us to repay the generosity.

What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Leaving my beautiful country, Venezuela, and starting my life all over at the age of 25 in a different country, with different cultures and values. Fortunately, I met amazing people who welcomed me and made me feel at home.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?

Living always in the present! Only God knows how much time I spend worrying about the future.

What is your favorite quote and why?

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill. We need more people to give more love, time, money, energy, etc., without thinking about what’s in it for them.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

London!! There is so much history and absolute respect for their culture, whether it makes sense, or not, like its monarchy, which is pure lovely madness.

What is your most favorite family tradition?

Celebrating Russian Orthodox Easter is my absolute favorite. My grandma cooked the traditional Easter cake, and colored and hand-painted hardboiled eggs that were later blessed by the Priest during service, which is longer than usual and no one is allowed to sit, followed by an unforgettable feast at home with friends and family.

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s June Schedule of Events

Walking into June feeling proud of ALL Los Hombres de Las Chicas who walked in HIGH HEELS to raise awareness and much-needed funds for WEAVE, Inc.  We extend many, many thanks to YOU, especially to Noah Lennon and his Sacramento Republic FC crew for participation in the high-heeled hilarity of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes! We look forward to seeing you ALL next year, along with some new man friends.

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Chicas Latinas celebrated its 9-year Anniversary during the happiest hour (happy hour)! We enjoyed sharing sparkling champagne with many wonderful chicas y chicos!  Thank you for your company, laughter, and memories! And, we are excited to start planning next year’s celebration for our 10-year Anniversary, which should be even bigger and better!

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We have some great fundraiser and donation drive events coming together this summer, such as the annual Sac Republic FC soccer event on Saturday, Aug. 4! The price is $20 per ticket and is sure to sell out FAST! So grab yours while you can!

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Chicas Latinas has obtained some NEW sponsors, Northwestern Mutual, River City Phoenix, and Hugs Alternative Care, for our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School! We would also like to extend this rewarding and exciting opportunity to other local businesses. Please Contact us for more information! Or Learn more: How to Sponsor Our 2018 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive

Help Wanted!

Do you love our Sacramento Crisis Nursery volunteer events as much as we do? Consider hosting one! We host nursery visits every other month, on Saturdays, and are looking for a few chicas to lead one (or two) volunteer projects in 2018! Our next event will be in June. And, we are currently looking for a volunteer to host for the month of August. Please email us to learn more: committees@chicaslatinasdesacramento.org

June Dates, Sacramento:

  • June 4: Marketing & Community Outreach Committee Mtg
  • June 6: #TeamChicas Running Group
  • June 11: Programs & Events Committee Mtg.
  • June 16: Sac Crisis Nursery, Theme: “Under the Sea”
  • June 20:#TeamChicas Running Group

Every other Sunday at 8 a.m., volunteer to Help Feed the Homeless with CAFFE at Cesar Chavez Plaza!

#TeamChicas meets every other Wednesday evening for run/walks.  Follow us on Facebook for timely updates.

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TBD Chicas Latinas Board Mtg. (contact for meeting times)

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Give, while you shop:

Chicas Latinas is linked to #amazonsmile! Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicas Latinas De Sacramento!

 

Calling Los Hombres de Sacramento to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!

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We’re asking the men in our lives to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018 on May 20 in Sacramento, to raise critical funds for WEAVE, Inc., Sacramento County’s provider of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

WAM Registration is open — sign up, “Los Hombres de las Chicas!!!
👠 http://www.weavewalkamile.org/LosHombresDeLasChicas 👠

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 2.01.33 PMWhy is WAM important? Check out this Girls on the Grid article authored by Chicas Latinas de Sacramento member Kristal Reynaga: “WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 2018: CULTURE, CONVERSATION, AND CHANGE!” She bravely shared her story, which highlights Chicas Latinas de Sacramento‘s efforts and advocacy in the Latin@ community!

WAM 2018 Details:
Sunday May 20, 2018
11:30 am – Festival Opens
1:00 pm – Walk Begins
3:00 pm – Festival Closes
Location: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2018 has a new location! Crocker Park.

Chicas we will be volunteering as our men walk. So sign up to volunteer with #TeamChicas at Walk a Mile: www.weaveinc.org/volunteer-wam  and add Group Name “Chicas Latinas”

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Register:  http://www.weavewalkamile.org/LosHombresDeLasChicas 

Terry and NatalieCongrats to our Chicas Latinas’ Estrella de Mes: Abril / Star of the Month for April, Terry Ward!

Thank you for your contributions to Chicas Latinas and the Sacramento community. Check out Terry’s Q&A here to learn about why he joined Chicas Latinas de Sacramento, his giving accomplishments!

May Dates, Sacramento:

Thank you to all who supported our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School, by attending our Loteria Paint Night fundraiser — donated by  Sacred Yoli Designs.

Space donated by La Venadita and photography and video by Lamogollon Photography & Anthony Villagran. 

Speaking of… “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, benefiting D.W. Babcock Elementary School, you can NOW donate directly online via Eventbrite

And last, but not least, thank you to all who volunteered at Rebuilding Together Sacramento! We made a huge difference in a family’s lives.

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Abril/Star of the Month: April

Chicas Latinas de Sacramento has existed in the Sacramento community for nine years, thanks to the hard work and dedication of many amazing individuals. To celebrate Sacramento’s leaders, and our behind-the-scenes (s)heroes, we’re thrilled to highlight and introduce to the community our shining star for the month of Abril/April!

Chicas Latinas’ Estrella del Mes: Abril/Star of the Month: April

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Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s #Network4Cause 2014

Terry J. Ward, Board Co-Chair & Scholarship Committee Member 

Assistant Vice President/Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch.

How long have you been a part of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento?

I’ve been an active member for about four years now.

What’s your favorite aspect of being a Chicas member?

Opportunities for tackling regional community challenges with a team effort.

#SupportTheGirls Anniversary Brunch 2015

What do you love about Sacramento?

I love the size and the diversity. The area is not too big, so as an organization we can have a large impact on local projects, yet there’s so much diversity in skill and thought here, that we can take advantage to build leadership and community.

What is one of your most fun or memorable experiences volunteering with Chicas?

I’ve had a lot of fun and memorable experiences while working with Chicas, but recently we went to Bishop Gallego Maternity Home. The program is sponsored by the church and it’s for moms with new babies. I love discovering new programs that I didn’t know existed as was the case with this program. We all met there, but I arrived straight from work with my nice suit still on. The other Chicas asked if I wanted to hold a baby and I jumped at the chance; of course, the little guy promptly threw up dinner leftovers all over my nice suit. I wiped it off and soldiered on. The Chicas handed out gift baskets to new moms that evening; we gave the moms a break for a bit and a good demonstration of unconditional love, which is sometimes hard to come by these days. This kind of grass roots activity can have a positive ripple effect in our community and I believe we all went to sleep that night better off for it (the moms, the babies, the Chicas group, the Church, and the community as well).

Bishop Gallego Maternity Home Stocking Drive 2016

Why did you join Chicas?

It seemed like a strong group of emerging community leaders worthy of support. So far, the Chicas have lived up to their potential and continue to amaze me with their leadership, efforts, and community enthusiasm.

What has been your biggest challenge in life?

So far, it was to complete my education. I had to fund and complete my college education on my own with little guidance.

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Chicas Latinas’ Scholarship Recipient Luncheon 2017

What are your interests and hobbies?

Running, traveling, and reading.

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Name one fun fact about yourself:

I once won some ribbons/awards at the California State Fair for my hand made jewelry exhibit.

What favorite quote do you live by?

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

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“Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive 2016

Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?

Morocco because it has a lot of ancient history; it was occupied by Romans, Moors, Carthaginians, and now Islamic culture, so there’s an incredible amount of different architecture, etc. And, people were so welcoming, interesting, and passionate.