Whitney Strauss, Florencia Velasco Fortner
More than 100 people, including many elected officials, attended The Concilio’s Young Latinos Professionals Reception on May 11. The event was part of its inaugural Power of Latinos DFW Summit, presented by Santander Consumer USA Foundation. Sunwest Communications hosted the reception.
In addition to Florencia Velasco Fortner, president and CEO of The Concilio, and Whitney Strauss, The Concilio board chair and Sunwest Communications senior counsel, CSR and philanthropic services, many other mentors attended and held breakout sessions with attendees to give them career advice. The elected officials in attendance included Texas State Senator Royce West, Texas Rep. Rhetta Bowers, Texas Rep. Victoria Neave-Criado, Texas Rep. Rafael Anchía, along with other staffers.
SPECIAL THANKS TO SPONSORS:
Presenting Sponsor: Santander Consumer USA Foundation
Additional Sponsors: Baylor Scott & White Health, JPMorgan Chase, Metrocrest Hospital Authority, NBC5/Telemundo, Sunwest Communications, Texas A&M University-Commerce
The Concilio is a North Texas nonprofit that has helped Latino families fulfill their potential since 1981. Founded to advance Latino equity and address the needs of the growing Latino population in Dallas-Fort Worth, The Concilio unlocks education, wellness and economic opportunities for Latino and other diverse families through grassroots outreach. The organization’s culturally responsive parent engagement programs have empowered families in 24 regional school districts, equipping 11,000 families annually to forge a path to greater academic achievement, health and fulfilled potential. The organization programming now includes financial coaching, crisis intervention, and cultural competency training and education. Most recently, The Concilio, a recognized leader in connecting with and advocating for North Texas Latino families, has addressed the impact of COVID-19 on the Latino community. For information visit www.theconcilio.org.