Latinos In Action (LIA) held its Annual Sponsor Breakfast Tuesday, February 7th. We were glad to welcome so many people committed to empowering our Latino youth.
Jorge Fierro, owner of Rico Brands, generously hosted the event at his restaurant Frida Bistro located at 545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
The chef at Frida Bistro prepared a wonderful breakfast consisting of chilaquiles, bacon, eggs, fruit, churros, with coffee, milk, and orange juice.
José Enriquez, CEO and Founder of LIA thanked everyone for their presence and invited Valeria Jimenez, Luis Rodríguez, and Victor De Lara, LIA graduates, to share their experiences in the program.
"If it were not for Latinos in Action, I would never have embraced my cultural identity, met an incredibly influential teacher, or have been college ready." Valeria Jimenez
"Latinos In Action has created within me a productive, ethical, service-oriented member of society and more importantly, has given me a sense of direction to achieve my goals. Thank you LIA for teaching me, supporting me, and giving me the tools to succeed." Victor De Lara
Britney Davis, Director of Educational Partnerships at LIA, and Nancy Miramontes, Regional Program Manger, explain how LIA works, and how we measure results.
Burton Rojas, Director of Development at LIA, presents Jorge Fierro a gift from LIA for his kindness in hosting the breakfast and welcomes Jorge as an honorary member of LIA.
Jorge Fierro, Owner of Frida Bistro and Rico Brands, impressed upon the attendees the importance of education as a means to success.
"Go make some noise... the right way, the educated way!" Jorge Fierro
Jorge Fierro gives a tour of the Rico Brand warehouse and shares information about the Burrito Project.
Dulce García Benjamin introduced LIA students who performed "La Negra", a Mexican folk dance.
Members of LIA and invited guests enjoyed casual conversation during the meet and mingle after the breakfast.
Dell Loy Hansen, owner of Real Salt Lake, pledged his support for LIA and shared his vision for the Latino community in the Salt Lake area.
LIA Staff: (front) Nancy Miramontes, Regional Program Manager, Britney Davis, Director of Educational Partnerships, Monica Budge, Administrative Assistant, Isabel Rojas, Director of Systems and Operations, (back) Burton Rojas, Director of Development, José Enriquez, CEO/ Founder.
LIA staff share a moment with Jorge Fierro and Frida Kahlo.