State Farm Agent Glisel Jimenez supports educational programs.
Parsippany, NJ, February 10, 2013 Having a voice in the political process is a great part of the American dream and Latinas United for Political Empowerment Fund, Inc. (LUPE) is making that dream come alive for young Latina college students by providing them with tools and skills to be successful in the process.
Joined by Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz, State Farm Agent Glisel Jimenez hosted a gathering for the leaders of LUPE in order to provide them with funding to advance their programs. At State Farm, a part of our mission is helping people realize their dreams. By helping these young ladies understand the political process and the empowerment it brings, we will help grow leaders for the future. said Jimenez.
State Farm's $5,000 grant to LUPE FUND, INC. will allow the organization to expand their outreach efforts and educational programming in developing community leaders while providing mentoring services to the traditionally underserved population of Latinas in the state of NJ. Support will also help to further develop the Young Latina Leadership Conference (YLLC) and Scholarship Program.
LUPE has been steadfast in the promotion of Latina Civic Engagement and Empowerment. Created in 2002 as a civic, non-partisan organization, LUPE has established itself as a Not-for-Profit organization with a focus on civic engagement, readiness and responsibility.
As she passes the reign to a new president, Martha L. Bahamon, outgoing president Margarita Muniz stated, I have been both blessed and privileged to take on this charge. Together with all of my LUPE Sisters and Friends, I walk in faith and work with hope... knowing that we have the power to make a difference. State Farm's support will help us reach more young ladies and create more engaged communities.
Arlene J. Lester, (973) 943-6524
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LUPE was formally organized in 2003 by a group of Latinas who averaged more than 20 years of experience in law, education, human services, business and public policy. They wanted to invest their wealth of experience to advance Latinas as leaders in New Jersey. Some had previously worked in various political and educational efforts. They knew they had common goals and trusted that their combined talents and commitment could be a catalyst for moving Latinas forward in the civic arena of New Jersey.
LUPE's roots go back to 1999 when several of the LUPE founders collaborated with the Hispanic National Bar Association to organize a national training event for Latinas interested in running for public office. Elección Latina took place at De Paul University in Chicago in June 1999. The five Latina Congresswomen who were serving at that time (Lucille Roybal-Allard, Nydia Velazquez, Loretta Sanchez, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Grace Napolitano) served as Honorary Co-Chairs of Elección Latina. More than 85 Latinas from throughout the nation participated in the weekend event, which provided training for potential political candidates and their key supporters.
For more information, please visit www.lupenj.org