In April 2009 Chicas Latinas was founded in an effort to increase Latina volunteerism and philanthropy in the Sacramento community. Our founder believed that in order to truly reach and serve our Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters… those serving needed to understand our culture, traditions, and barriers. We needed to step-up, serve our community members, and do our part in lifting up and helping our people.
In 2012, in the kitchen of a studio apartment and with the backing of a 20-something-year-old’s modest bank account, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento became a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our nonprofit organization now has a volunteer roster of over 300 local Latinas, a board of directors, multiple committees, and annual programming… which continues to grow every year.
Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration began with a call for leadership volunteers!
Our members get so busy planning, implementing, and making magic happen in Sacramento… that sometimes we forgot to share the love. This year we’re making it a point to share the Chicas Latinas leadership love and extend invites to our community members, of all ages and background, to join our committees (Programming, Marketing, Scholarship, etc.). Our 2019 call for committee volunteers has already proven successful and we’re excited about the new faces, ideas, and energy that has came into our organization!
Thank you to our newcomers ~ and our future newcomers.
Join Chicas Latinas April Programs & Events Committee Meeting on April 8 at 6pm. Email for info: Committees@ChicasLatinasdeSacramento.org
Chicas Latinas April 2019 Announcements and Events:
April 3rd — #TeamChicas returns!
Join #TeamChicas’ every Wednesday at 6:30pm for a group run and/or walk ~ at your own pace.
During the month of April, bring a NEW pair of closed-toed shoes for our “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive ~ and be entered to win a prize ~ EVERY WEEK!
Look forward to: Joining #TeamChicas NAMIWalks on May 4th (registration is free, walkers and runners welcomed, multiple distances available).
Chicas Latinas Annual Scholarship Award: Application is Open!
- Application Open: March 15, 2019
- Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
- 2019-2020 Award = $1500
High school & College Students, Apply Here!
Join Chicas Latinas Volunteer Team on April 27 for Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Chicas Latinas is excited to have a volunteer team at Rebuilding Together Sacramento spring Rebuild Day on April 27th, to help rebuild homes for families in need in our community. Morning, afternoon, and all-day shifts are available. No experience required. Shirt and food/refreshments will be provided. Men and women are welcomed to register for our team ~ invite your friends and family members!
Deadline to Register is April 12: Chicas Latinas Rebuild Day
Chicas Latinas Paint Night, benefiting “Starting Off on the Right Foot”
You’re invited to Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s Paint Night Fundraiser benefiting our 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive, led by local Latina artist Yoli Manzo!
Space is limited, deadline to register is April 15 ~ funds raised will go toward the purchase of NEW shoes for the students at our 2019 sponsored elementary school!
Tickets are going fast. ¿Entiendes?
*Stayed tuned for May events ~ and the announcement of our 2019 “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive beneficiary!
Interested in joining, helping, sponsoring… learning more? Shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org