The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project honored LCF’s San Francisco Latina Giving Circle for providing the inaugural funding for its Bay Area Institute last week. They also honored our vision – philanthropy by and for Latinos!
The circle’s $5,000 grant allowed 30 Latino high school students three days of leadership development training at the University of San Francisco. Most of the students had never been on a college campus before; many had never seen a city.
All children deserve the same opportunities. Funding ourselves means we insist upon those opportunities for ourselves.
“We are here helping you today, and we expect you to help those behind you tomorrow,” Christiane Gonzalez, one of the founding members of the LCF San Francisco Latina Giving Circle, told the cheering students, as she accepted the award on behalf of the giving circle movement.