(MANA is accepting nominations)…They will pick 3 to be named 2013 Las Primeras Honorees.
MANA de Imperial Valley will recognize the 3 at their annual Las Primeras Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser. This year’s event will be held Friday, October 18th at the Old Eucalyptus School House near El Centro. MANA says Las Primeras allows them the opportunity to celebrate positive leadership in the Latina Community, honoring women the entire community can look to as role models. Nominees should be Latina women who have made significant contributions to the empowerment and well being of the Latino community. The Gala/Fundraiser provides MANA with a sterling affair whereby proceeds are used to fund college scholarships, educational and cultural programs in Imperial County. Over the past few years, MANA de Imperial Valley has provided over $74,000 in scholarships to Latina High School graduating seniors from thru out the County. Nomination forms are available at ivmana.org. They must be submitted and received by Friday, August 16th. Forms should be mailed to MANA de Imperial Valley, 1158 Bloomfield Street, Heber, California, 92249.