Somos Padres Receives the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Award for...

Somos Padres Receives the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Award for Innovation and Community Service to Hispanic Families



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 19, 2006–Somos Padres, the first and only free, bilingual publication for Hispanic families in the New York metropolitan area, is the only New York based business to receive the award.

The award, given by Wells Fargo and Latina Style Magazine will be presented at this year’s United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce national conference on September 21st. The award honors 10 Latina entrepreneurs throughout the United States.

Lesley Oviedo, Dina Alvarez and Lesley Gomez, three Latina mothers and professionals who sought information and resources to better understand the educational system in the United States, the multi-cultural education of children and methods for adapting and integrating into a society that is constantly changing, decided to join forces and share their experiences of the multi-cultural world they are living in through a publication.

The end result is a publication designed to disseminate vital information to the community with an emphasis on helping children succeed academically and at the same time, assisting parents in finding opportunities such as low-cost or free adult education classes, career and job information and workshops offered throughout the city.

The publication also focuses on health issues, creating financial wealth, planning for college, scholarship information and other pertinent topics.

“To disseminate the maximum amount of essential information for free, is one the principal objectives of Somos Padres,” affirms Lesley Gomez, Editor-in-Chief of this monthly publication that launched two years ago in December of 2004.

The publication distributes throughout New York City public schools with high Hispanic populations as well as public libraries, hospitals, medical and dental offices and community organizations and through individual subscriptions.

For more information about Somos Padres, call 718-393-8108 or email info@somos-padres.com.

Somos Padres Receives the Anna Maria Arias Memorial Business Fund Award for Innovation and Community Service to Hispanic Families