A Message from our Executive Director

January 2015

As we enter the new year, I reflect on all that we have accomplished, thanks to our donors and supporters. We
had an amazing Scholarship Dinner
in October attended by 600 people where we presented scholarships to
31 deserving, hardworking
young women.

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Full of Gratitude and Hope

Dear friends, hermanas y hermanos,
May this season bring peace, love, and joy to you and your loved ones.

We are aware of the challenges and suffering taking place around our collective communities, and we join in the efforts of not allowing the rhetoric and practice of hate divide us or pit us against each other. We remain grateful for the generous support we continue to receive, and forever hopeful as our amazing students take their rightful place as leaders and change agents of social justice for all.

I hope that these short testimonials from our scholarship and leadership institute awardees will inspire you as well and that you will continue to grace us with your support which is so vital to our mission.

image Please donate now and join us in bringing in a new cohort of Chicana/Latina students in 2016.

We wish you Peace, Love, and Joy,
Olga Talamante
Olga Talamante

Our 2015 Scholarship/Leadership Awardees
2015 Awardees
“Thank you for hosting CLF Leadership Institute, I left so motivated and inspired to keep pursuing my dreams of becoming a doctora! I feel blessed that I was chosen this year, the year that I need the most strength to go through the process of applying to medical school and being reminded of how much our communities need us.”
Jackelyn J. Moya
UC Davis: MS Nutritutional Biology
Leadership Institute
“Apart from the financial assistance you provided me, I feel that the Leadership Institute gave me something even more special. I had never been part of a Latina group in such a personal, empowering, and enriching context. I gained so much knowledge about our culture, about other Latinas who are struggling yet remain passionate about higher education, and community involvement. The Leadership Institute was definitely a magical experience, an unforgettable Latina family retreat."
Mariela Lopez-Garcia
San Jose State University: MA Social Work
2015 CLF Scholarship/Leadership Awardee Laura Aguilar
“I wanted to say what an incredible time I had at the Leadership Institute. I walked in not knowing what to expect and I walked away feeling like it exceeded any expectations I could have had…moreover I feel changed. I feel much more confident and strong. I have a stronger sense of ownership with my identity as a Chicana and proud of who we are as a community.”
Laura Aguilar
University of California San Francisco: Doctoral of Dental Surgery
© 2015 Chicana / Latina Foundation