accomplishments through the spoken word collaborations. Café Cultura members Ara Cruz and Derek Brown, accepted the award on behalf of the group. They will hold a benefit on April 13th, with a screening of “Precious Knowledge” -- a look into the banned Mexican American Studies classes in Arizona – with proceeds going to Arizona student causes (Info: cafecultura.org)
CCPJC also recognizes youth in their leadership roles. Jay Jaramillo, an energetic college student at Metro State College of Denver, and President of Journey Through Our Heritage program at Metro, received this year’s Youth Leadership Award.
“I am honored to be recognized as a leader of a coming-of-age group of artists and activists who demonstrate the philosophy of nonviolence to promote and preserve our cultural art and studies for the future in pursuit of the vision of César Chávez; the elusive goal of social peace and justice,” said Jaramillo, also an art consultant at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council.
Spiritual leader, Roseanne “Rocky” Rodríguez closed the celebration offering inspiration and encouraged community collaboration and local and global awareness.
ACE/CCS continues holiday tradition
Cuddling steaming cups of hot coffee, volunteers for the Adolescent Counseling Exchange/Community Challenge School (ACE/CCS) braved the cold to help ensure that ACE/CCS families had a great Thanksgiving. The west Denver school held their annual Thanksgiving Basket Event this past weekend, which ...
Fast urges Congress to end moral crisis
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José Martínez wins prestigious educator award
In a surprise announcement at an all-school assembly, Colorado’s Bear Creek High School social studies teacher José Martínez was presented this week with a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation in recognition of his exceptional work as a model teacher for the state and nation.
Katherine Archuleta: First Latina director of OPM
Katherine Archuleta was sworn-in as the 10th Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and will serve as the Federal government’s personnel chief. Archuleta was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support in a 62–36 vote.
She will be the first Latina to hold this ...