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Aprendamos' own awarded Latina In Leadership Award

Aprendamos Intervention Team is proud to announce that Lead Family Service Coordinator and Executive Team Member, Grace Legarreta is the 2017 recipient of the Latina in Health and Social Sciences Leadership Award. The 2nd Annual Latinas in Leadership Conference & Awards Luncheon was held on October 17th. Latinas In Leadership is a platform for Latino students, professionals and community leaders. The conference and awards luncheon celebrate the accomplishments of Latinas and aim to inspire other Latinas and Latinos in our community.

Congratulations Grace!

Aprendamos to Provide Scholarships for Young Latinas

Aprendamos Intervention Team along with Abel and Monica Covarrubias will provide scholarships for young Latinas to attend the upcoming Latinas in Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon.

If you are a Latina in high school and would like to apply for a scholarship click here.

Applications are due October 10th.


Latinas In Leadership
Conference & Awards Luncheon

October 17th, 2017
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

Conference - All day

Registration 8:00am  |  Conference 8:30am - 3:30pm

Awards Luncheon

Check in 11:00am  |  Luncheon 11:30am - 1:00pm

The Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Latinas In Leadership Committee are proud to announce the Latinas in Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon. At this event women, men, students and professionals can attend an all day conference or the awards luncheon.


The conference will have two tracks, a Young Adult Track for high school and high education students and a Professional Track. Topics will include Self-Empowerment, Work-Force Readiness, Mindful Leadership, Financial Preparedness and an At The Table discussion with local business leaders.
Included with the conference registration is a ticket to the Awards Luncheon.

Conference Price

  • Chamber Members: $60
  • Non-Chamber Members: $75
  • Students: $50 (must show school ID)

To register for the conference click here.

Awards Luncheon

At the awards luncheon we will hear from our keynote speaker, Denise Chávez, author of Loving Pedro Infante and owner of the Camino Real Book Store and Art Gallery. Then we will celebrate and award five outstanding Latinas for their contribution to our community.

Call for Nominations

Award Categories Include:

  • Emerging Latina in Leadership
  • Latina in Health or Social Sciences Leadership
  • Latina in Technology, Engineering or Math Leadership
  • Latina in Business Leadership
  • Latina Legacy in Leadership

Nominations are due October 2nd at 5:00pm.
To make a nomination
click here.

Luncheon Price

Chamber Members: $25
Non-Chamber Members: $35

To purchase your ticket for the Luncheon
click here

Past Winners

Sophia Sanchez-Maes, Dr. Cristina Perez, Dolores Connor, Gloria Vaquera, Beatriz Valadez Ferreira

Cariño Home Visiting Program

Cariño Home Visiting Program

Aprendamos is proud to announce a new addition to our Aprendamos Family! The Cariño Home Visiting Program is a wonderful program that provides

  • Free home visits
  • Serving expectant parents
  • Serving families with children ages birth to three years old
  • Grandparents and caregivers raising grandchildren
  • No income criteria
  • Prenatal education, parenting & child development education, lending library, breastfeeding education, car and home safety


Contact Josie Ramirez for more information or to refer,  575-526-6682.

Aprendamos CEO Recipient of Hispanic Heritage Award

Aprendamos Intervention Team is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer, Abel Covarrubias is the 2017 recipient of the Hispanic Heritage Award for Excellence in Healthcare. The annual Hispanic Heritage Awards were held on September 15th and hosted by Tu Media Group. The awards celebrate Hispanic culture and individuals who are making a difference in our community.

Congratulations Abel!

5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive

5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive
Donates over 250 pairs of shoes, books,
backpack and school supplies

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LAS CRUCES – Aprendamos Intervention Team donated over 250 backpacks filled with shoes and books to children in the Hatch, NM community. Children ages birth to 10 signed up for a pair of new shoes in June and on August 4th, the shoes were delivered along with books and backpacks.

Read more: 5th Annual Shoes and Books Drive