Our summer was jam packed with exciting events, but our most exciting event was the Con Mi MADRE 2015 Leadership Summit: Viva La Girl, Viva La Mujer!
Every year Con Mi MADRE invites our mother/daughter teams to experience the college dream firsthand with a 2 day conference at the University of Texas at Austin, complete with an overnight stay in a UT dorm. For many of our girls, this is the first time they have spent a night away from home, so you can imagine the exhilaration, excitement and sometimes fear that our girls experience.
This year, our conference agenda included A-list speakers including Political Activist, Mrs. Rosie Castro, mother to Julian Castro, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. House Representative, Joaquin Castro, Democratic House Representative, Celia Israel, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler and many more. Each speaker gave insight on how our girls and mothers could make a difference personally and in their communities by practicing mindful “Civic Engagement”.
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