Established in 2009, the non-profit was created by a group of friends who felt that the Latino community needed assistance when it came to supporting students to succeed. Avanzando’s fourth annual Excellence and Innovation Achievement Awards were presented on Wednesday, April 25th. It was my honor to present the Newark Rotary $1,000 scholarship to Ms. Kamilah Arteaga.
In addition to the scholarships awarded, Newark Memorial High School 11th graders, as well as a certificated and classified employee from each school, were honored for their achievements and service. Each was presented with certificates from Congressman Ro Khanna, Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, and Supervisor Richard Valle.