Para Mamá 2021
A celebration of the Latina mother
Chicago Latina Moms (CLM) presents the Para Mamá 2021 virtual event. At Chicago Latina Moms, we believe that every mother deserves to be surrounded by a safe and supportive community so we have created the largest network of Latina moms in the Chicagoland area dedicated to empowering, uplifting, and celebrating the Latina mother.
Chicago Latina Moms provides an encouraging community, resources, family programming, networking, and opportunities for professional and personal development in order to build upon a mother's potential. Because we embrace mothers as leaders of their home, community, and destiny, we are offering The Chicago Latina Mom Scholarships aimed to empower Latina mothers in the areas of academics, entrepreneurship and community work in order to grow their ambitions and create change in their communities.
The recipients will be honored on Friday May 7th at 7pm in a virtual celebration featuring a keynote presentation by Leslie Arreola-Hillenbrand of LATINX PARENTING. You can support Chicago Latina Moms and the CLM scholarships by purchasing a ticket to our event, purchasing a self-care Para Mamá box, or becoming a sponsor of the Para Mamá 2021 Event. Join us in celebrating the Latina mother!
This year, we will award $500 for the Boss Mamí grant, $500 for the Mami de la Comunidad grant, and $1,000 for the Academic Mamí scholarship. To learn more about the scholarships, visit https://www.chicagolatinamoms.com/clm-scholarships -- APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED --
More about Leslie and Latinx Parenting
Leslie is a first generation non-Black Chicana mother to three biracial children ages 8, 2, and 1. She founded Latinx Parenting, a bilingual organization and movement intentionally rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families. Formerly an early childhood teacher and 1:1 behavioral coach, Leslie has worked with children and families for over 13 years. She has a dual degree in Child Development & Family Studies as well as Family Life Education from CSULB, and attended the Masters in Social Work program at Cal State Fullerton before pausing to focus on her babies and the Latinx Parenting movement. She is trained as a facilitator in various parent education curricula including Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Parenting, Positive Discipline, Supporting Fatherhood Involvement (SFI), Community Parent Education (C.O.P.E) and others. She has facilitated groups in both Spanish and English for hundreds of parents in schools, transitional homes, teen shelters, drug rehabilitation centers, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA.