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Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.
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Montebello, CA 90640
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Saturday April 25, 2015
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Montebello, CA: Five-time Emmy award winner Giselle Fernandez will deliver the keynote address during the morning Plenary Session at the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation’s 36th biannual National Latina Women’s Conference on Friday, May 8, at the Quiet Cannon Conference Center in Montebello beginning at 8:30 am.
The conference is expected to draw well over 1,000 high school and college Latina students for a full-day of workshops, an awards luncheon where successful Latina professionals will be recognized, and an exhibit area where conference attendees can learn about resources in the community to assist them with finishing high school and college.
The day serves as an inspirational and great networking event for Latina students and brings together civic and corporate leaders.
Born, May 15, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico, Giselle Fernandez is a graduate of Sacramento State University. A year after graduating, Ms. Fernandez worked as a television reporter for KRDO in Pueblo, Colorado. In 1985, she transferred to several television networks, namely KTLA in Los Angeles, WBBM in Chicago and WCIX in Miami. In 1991, she landed the position of national news reporter for CBS News, and from there has continued to enjoy great success in television.
For information about the conference or to register, please contact Tatiana Villanueva at (323) 278-3603 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, CA: MAOF President & CEO Martin Castro and Russell Lee, Executive Director of HERO APPRECIATION NETWORK have partnered to offer 5 $1,000.00 scholarships to Latina high school students attending the National Latina Women’s Conference scheduled for Friday May 8, 2015 at the Quiet Cannon Conference Center.
Attendance at this event is expected to top 1,000 Latina high school and college students. This exciting conference will offer a variety of workshops, an awards luncheon honoring successful Latinas, a Fashion Show and an exhibit area where different community groups will provide information and careers and products.
The morning Plenary Session will feature American Television Journalist Giselle Fernandez beginning at 8:30 am
The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a non-profit, community-based organization that was established in 1963 in order to serve disadvantaged individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. MAOF is the largest Latino-oriented, family services organization in the United States, and has achieved this status by providing high quality social services and programs to those communities where the need is the greatest.
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Welcome to the 36th Annual National Latina Women’s Conference. On behalf of the board of directors and the conference committee and with immense pleasure and pride I welcome you to the longest running conference focused on advancing Latina empowerment.
Inspired by the values of MAOF – Education, Excellence, Innovation, Advocacy, Culture and Partnerships – the NLWC offers young professionals, college students and high school students a one day conference that focuses on professional development and networking.