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  • A Model for Tomorrow: Empowering Successful Students and Productive Communities

    Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, dedicates her career to developing effective equal opportunity education for Latino and low-income youth. Nita and her school cater to "students through a foundation of cultural pride and self-esteem," which lead to success forthe students, their families and their communities.


  • Inspiring Hope: One Story Makes All the Difference

    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.


  • Fruitful Under the Sun

    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.


  • Collective Minds, Hearts and Hands Working for Change

    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.


  • Solely Fulfilled by a Life of Service

    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.


  • Everlasting Struggle: The Sentiments of a Legend

    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.


  • Delivering on A Promise of Justice

    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.


  • Creating a Better Future for Farmworkers

    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.


  • A Heart for the Homeless

    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.


  • “All Right, Let’s Plant!” The Fourth Annual WH Kitchen Garden Planting

    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.


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