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About Latinas Unidas

Our Mission

Latinas Unidas is an organization dedicated to uniting Latina women from different segments of the Greater Rochester Area, who share common concerns and interest affecting Latina Women.

Our Beginnings

It started as a grass roots effort in December 1993, and since that time has grown in reputation and number to more than 400 supporters and a Steering Committee.

It started with a unique governance model in the sense that the leadership is shared by steering committee members, where community projects were reviewed for relevance and impact.

In January 2008 Latinas Unidas was incorporated (Latinas Unidas, Inc.) and it is now a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors elected every 2 years.

Membership is open to all who support our mission.

Milestones

2008

  • Latinas Unidas becomes Latinas Unidas, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • We celebrate our “Quinceañero” anniversary during the Reconocimiento Awards.

2007

  • The Reconocimiento Awards adopts a special Latina doll design by local artist.

2006

  • Latinas Unidas participates in a fund raising event with national TV host Daisy Martínez for the Latina Women Scholarship Fund.
  • Latinas Unidas, with other local organizations, hosts the Seminar “How to Negotiate… In Business and in Life” with international Latina speaker Maria Marín.

2005

  • ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally reaches sold out (300) attendance record.

2004

  • Latinas Unidas is recruited to lead ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally for girls.

2003

  • Latinas Unidas celebrates 10 years!

2002

  • Latinas Unidas partners in a public campaign with Eastman Kodak, Wegmans Food Market and WOKR TV for Hispanic Heritage Month and Women’s History Month.

2001

  • Latinas Unidas receives the Buffalo Hispanics in Action Award.

2000

  • Latina Women Scholarship is created with the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley. To date the fund has over $67,000 in pledges and donations.

1999

  • Latinas Unidas and the Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley partner to celebrate an annual Three Kings Day celebration. Over 300 children attend the celebration.
  • Annual Reconocimiento Awards is turned to a luncheon event. Over 250 guests attend.

1998

  • Latinas Unidas is honored with the Mayor's Unsung Hero Award.
  • Café con Leche Series created as outreach programs that provide information and support to women in Spanish. Information is shared in a support group setting. A diversity of topics are presented including Cancer Prevention, Career Search, Domestic Violence, Financial Literacy and more.

1997

  • Latinas Unidas distributes a Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of events to the Greater Rochester community.

1995

  • Latinas Unidas sponsored the Women of Hope Poster Exhibit in the City Hall Gallery, depicting 12 successful Latinas in different professions.

1995

  • First Reconocimiento Awards is hosted.

1994

  • First community event is held.

1993

  • First informational gathering is held.



Our Mission

Latinas Unidas is an organization dedicated to uniting Latina women from different segments of the Greater Rochester Area, who share common concerns and interest affecting Latina Women.
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