Latinas Unidas will host its annual Reconocimiento Awards and Scholarship Awards event at noon on Nov. 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 111 Jefferson Road.
The annual event recognizes the achievements of outstanding Latinas in the Rochester metropolitan area who have made significant contributions to the Rochester community. City councilmember Jacklyn Ortiz, cofounder of La Cumbre and long-time member and supporter of Latinas Unidas, will serve as the master of ceremonies. The theme of this year’s program is “In Her Footsteps.”
The Reconocimiento Award Winners for 2019 include
• Professional Achievement: Maritza C. Buitrago, support magistrate, New York Unified Court System
• Inspirational Leadership: Lisa Martínez DeVinney, enrollment outreach manager, adult and graduate enrollment at Roberts Wesleyan College
• Volunteer Service: Annette Jiménez Gleason, program officer, Vitality, Rochester Area
Community Foundation
• Youth Leadership: Ariely Cortés, a senior at Webster Schroeder High School
The mission of Latinas Unidas is to foster opportunities that promote unity, cultural identity and
the presence of Latinas in the community. The Rochester organization encourages and motivates women to assume active roles in society.
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