Leadership Training and Mentoring Strengthen Hispanic Community: State Farm Agent Glisel Jimenez Supports Educational Programs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 • 8:59pm
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.”