Emmy winning Television Journalist to Deliver keynote address at National Latina Women’s Conference

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 9.38.41 AMMontebello, 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 tvillanueva@maof.org.

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MAOF Vehicle Donation Program

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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NBCUniversal Awards MAOF $50,000 21st Century Solutions Grant

Los Angeles, CA:  NBCUniversal has awarded the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation a $50,000 grant to expand its Asset Building Program in Los Angeles County.  MAOF’s Asset Building Program targets low-to moderate income families with a myriad of financial services designed to promote banking of the unbanked community, opening savings accounts, individual and group financial coaching, developing and maintaining good credit, and income tax assistance.

Martin Castro, MAOF President & CEO, stated “We are most appreciative to NBCUniversal for selecting MAOF as one of the 21st Century Solutions winners.  This grant will allow us to expand our Asset Building services to 300 additional low to moderate income Latino families who will learn basic financial literacy, how to begin saving, and establish good credit.  The grant will go a long way in empowering our Latino community to become self-sufficient and achieve the American Dream”.

MAOF Board Chairman Carlos Viramontes joined President Castro during NBC4 6:00 pm newscast on Thursday, December 4 at LA Live where they were presented with the grant award.  In addition, a number of children and families working at MAOF also joined them for the special check presentation.

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