Highlighting JLA Members, Who Are Taking What They’ve Learned From League Experience and Applying Their Skills To Other Community Projects
LeagueLines is proud to present Amber Carden, JLA Sustainer, and honorary chair of the recent Con Mi MADRE Corazon Awards that took place in February. Currently in Central Texas, only 86% of Latinas are graduating from high school, 47% are entering college, and of those Latina students, only 15% earn their college degree.
Honorary Event Chair for Con Mi MADRE’s Corazón Awards by: KERI BELLACOSA WALLING
Con Mi MADRE—originally a JLA program and now a successful 501(c)(3) non-profit—is working to change this. In fact, Con Mi MADRE provides young Latinas in Central Texas with a 260% better chance at earning a college education because the organization empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education. That’s where Amber came in this past year, as she served as the honorary chair for the organization’s annual Corazon Awards—a fundraising event recognizing community leaders who are living out the organization’s mission with Con Mi MADRE and beyond.
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