The Chicana/Latina Foundation’s (CLF) mission is to empower Chicanas and Latinas by supporting their personal, professional, and educational advancement as well as their leadership development. The 37 year old non-profit is holding its annual scholarships and awards fundraising dinner in San Francisco on October 10 to celebrate scholarship recipients and community leaders.
This year the CLF is also acknowledging the important role that music has played in social justice movements and in addition will present its annual Legacy Award and Emerging Leader Award to musicians, Sheila E and Diane Gameros, respectively. Over 800 attendees from the government, education, corporate and community sectors will join CLF to applaud its students and celebrate their accomplishments. Assemblymember Luis Alejo will be a guest speaker.
Since 1977, CLF has been selectively giving thirty merit-based scholarships annually, valued at $1,500 each, to well-deserving college-bound Latinas. Over 500 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over 1 million dollars. The profile of the typical scholarship awardee is: low income, 90% first generation in family to go to college, 31% undocumented, and 50% coming from immigrant families.
For more information, visit the Chicana Latina website.
When: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: Dinner and Program 6-9:30 pm, After Party and Dance 9:30 pm
Where: SF Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Cost: $175 - $250, $30 for After Part only