Aztec Awards 2015 Acceptance Speeches

Aztec Awards 2015 Honoree Art Laboe

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Aztec Awards 2015


Media Aztec Award: Art Laboe (Radio Personality)

For decades, the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation has recognized the selfless contributions of individuals who share MAOF’s vision and values at its annual Aztec Awards Gala. MAOF invites you and your company to join us as we continue this tradition.

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MAOF partnered with Caremore for a walkathon

WalkathonMAOF partnered with Caremore for a walkathon in support of Diabetes Prevention in which over 80 seniors and caregivers participated.

CareMore’s new Diabetes Prevention initiative and the importance of exercise overall, as well as promote community engagement, CareMore Health Plan is hosting a walkathon throughout the communities it serves. Each region will own a leg of the walkathon sequentially building up to the final destination, Downey Care Center where Caremore was born.

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MAOF’S Senior Tardeada a Successful Event

12017615_1048818708471324_464962780660178595_oOn Saturday, September 12, nearly 300 seniors and staff celebrated the annual Tardeada fundraiser for raising funds for MAOF’S Seniors Program.

The event featured entertainment with bands, Mariachi, folklorico dancers and impersonators of famous singing artists, such as Paquita!  In addition, a hot lunch Seniors enjoyed the day with dancing and socializing with others from the community.

Seniors Program Director Elizabeth Jimenez thanked everyone in attendance as well as the volunteers who helped make this event possible.

Spnsors of the Senior Tardeada included CareMore, White Memorial Medical Center, del Real Foods and PhRMA.

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MAOF moves into spacious new facility

Reprinted from The Bakersfield Californian
The new home of Bakersfield’s Mexican American Opportunity Foundation at 2130 Chester Ave. #200 is much reason to celebrate for its administrator Magda Menendez, who has made a career of helping others.

The proof hangs inside the walls of the new facility. Menendez proudly points to the collection of framed pictures of local residents who have gone through MAOF for vocational training, educational courses, work experience and more for greater opportunities in the workplace. On Friday, Menendez welcomed the public, community leaders, MAOF staff and students to a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new nonprofit’s new home, which has more than 10,000 square feet and offers five classrooms for its programs and services.

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