on October 3, 2012, Con Mi MADRE was given the great honor of receiving the Community Partnership Award given by The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. This award recognizes exceptional leadership and commitment to university-community partnerships that strive for equality on the educational playing field for under-served populations.
The event took place at the Mexican American Cultural Center and Sandy Segura Alcala
, our current Executive Director, graciously accepted the award on Con Mi MADRE’s behalf from UT President Bill Powers and Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Gregory Vincent. When asked about the award and what it means to her organization, she responded with the following:” Con Mi MADRE has shared a wonderful partnership with the School of Social Work and we are truly honored to be recognized for our 20 years of commitment and service in the Austin community.”
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rganization that honors early Spanish and Mexican pioneers and their contributions to Texas – for receiving a Community Partnership Award as well.
Other guests in attendance included: Coah Jody Conradt,w
ho received a special recognition for her work with the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP); David M. Garza and John S. Hogg, who both won the Community Leadership Circle Award; and S.A. and Viola Garza who were given the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Legacy Award.
It was a special night and Con Mi MADRE was honored to be in the presence of such amazing organizations and people who share the same love for their community. We look forward to serving the Austin area for many more years to come and increasing the representation of Hispanic girls in higher education. Hook’em