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Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT
Leveraging the power of sharing the stories of real women who have overcome obstacles and come out triumphant -- Elvira Diaz, with the the help of groups like PICO and ACTIONN, continues to encourage, organize and inspire women to be accountable for their lives, families and communities.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Rose Garcia, Executive Director of Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation insists her success is because of the support from and efforts of her network -- collectively they have grown into a nationally affiliated organization advocating for families and workers in rural America.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM EDT
Rising to the occassion -- Melinda Wiggins has done just that and inspires students that participate in her Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) program to do the same. Addressing immediate problems facing farmworkers, Melinda echoes the ideals of Cesar Chavez -- service, acceptance and respect for life and the environment.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM EDT
Bernarda Wong finds that the her joy comes not only from helping others, but from stopping to see the changes that have made peoples' lives better. As a founder and President of the Chinese American Service League (CASL), she has the opportunity to see the lifechanging effects of her work each day.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM EDT
Serving others without the expectation of recognition -- that is what has carried Rogelio Lona through his 47-plus years as a farmworker. His mentor Cesar Chavez reinforced the ideal that nothing comes easy, especially lacking preparation; that, with Rogelio's hard work and zeal for organizing people around causes that will change their lives, drives him to press on.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM EDT
As a lawyer, Rob Williams is welll versed in the art of fighting for justice. As director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project he stands in the gap for farmworkers threatened by obstacles to their success and fair treatment.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT
Mary Jo Dudley's passion for elevating the plight of farmworkers started with her own family -- growing up with relatives who worked their own vineyard later translated to her work at Cornell, focused on the lives, struggles and stories of the farmworkers from all over the nation.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM EDT
In memory of her son and in fulfillment of the purpose predestined for her own life, Rev. Eve Nunez touches the lives and meets the needs of homeless Americans through her Help 4 Kidz program.
Posted byon March 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM EDT
The First Lady kicks off the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden planting with the help of some very special gardeners-- students from all across the country who wrote to her about the hard work they've put in to promoting healthy lifestyles in their schools and communities.
Posted byon March 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM EDT
At the 2012 4-H Youth Conference, Dr. Jill Biden applauded the support 4-H has always given military families, saying the Club has always provided "military-connected children [with] an outlet -- a chance to use their talents -- and helped them reach their full potential,” she said.