MAOF Mourns the Passing of Jonathan Sanchez


Surrounded by his family, Eastern Group Publications (EGP) Associate Publisher and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Sanchez passed away Dec. 23 at his home in Highland Park, California, his family announced today.

Jonathan’s comes following a short battle with cancer. He was 64, Jonathan was very private and never wanted to burden his family or friends with his illness, so his passing comes as a shock to many who knew and loved him all these years.
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Get Up! Get Moving! November 19th


Saturday, November 19, 2016
 Clara St. Park
 4835 Clara Street
Cudahy, 90201

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All Ages
Info: (323) 313-1642   

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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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