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CITI Global Community Day

Screen Shot 2017-07-25 at 5.12.58 PMOn June 10, 2017, MAOF hosted CITI Global Community Day, an annual
event whereby Citi bank employees volunteer their time, skills and expertise to make a difference in the community they have annual presence in. Citi Community Development Vice President Laura Peralta and over 50 Citi volunteers gathered at MAOF’s headquarters in Montebello to conduct pre-employment workshops for youth to prepare them with interview skills that would lead to summer employment and painted a structure at MAOF’s headquarters. Ms. Laura Peralta describes Citi’s commitment to agencies serving low income communities as, “Beyond monetary contributions, Citi provides additional support in forms of volunteers and program development to non-profit organizations.” Since its inception in 2006, Citi Global Community Day has contributed
over 2 million volunteer hours to communities throughout the world.

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Aztec Awards 2016


Community Award — Anthony Rendón

Los Angeles, CA:  The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation held its 49th Annual Aztec Awards Gala Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.  Four Hundred guests, including elected officials, civic and corporate leaders were in attendance to support the work of the Foundation and pay homage to four award recipients.

Awardees included Starbucks, International Film star Jorge Rivero, Dr. David Hayes Bautista of UCLA medical school and California Speaker Anthony Rendon.  These four award recipients epitomize the Foundation’s objectives in contributing to the success of Californians, including children and families, our youth and senior citizens.

“Funds raised from this event will supplement funding for all our programs, said MAOF President & CEO Martin Castro.  “We owe a big thank you to all the sponsors and other contributors for making this night possible.”

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2016 Aztec Awards Gala


Event to be held
Friday, October 7, 2016

Montebello, CA: The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation will hold its Annual Aztec Awards Gala on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The evening begins with a Reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm and the awards ceremony at 8:30 pm. Entertainment will be provided by Mariachi Opera Sola International. Honorees include Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California Assembly, Dr. David Hayes-Bautista of UCLA School of Medicine, legendary International Artist Jorge Rivero and Starbucks Coffee Company. NBC4 News Anchor Daniella Guzman will be the Master of Ceremonies.

MAOF is one of the largest Latino non-profit organizations in the Nation and has been providing services in California since 1963. Core programs include Early Education for children of low-to-moderate working parents, child care subsidies for public assistance recipients on the road to self- sufficiency, senior services and a variety of other community services. For information, contact Tatiana Villanueva at (323) 278-3603 or by email at

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