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Latino Leaders Compete to Win $25,000 grant

Winner to receive $25,000 grant toward development of Latino community program

By Maria Iba??ez
Published on LatinoLA: September 23, 2015


Latino Leaders Compete to Win $25,000 grant


Coors Light announced this year's L?¡deres, a group of 12 exceptional Latino leaders of legal drinking age who are committed to helping their communities through empowering programs. The 12 L?¡deres were nominated by national and local nonprofit organizations and selected by Coors Light based on their achievements and impact in the Hispanic community.

The general public will be able to help select the Coors Light 2015 L?¡der of the Year through an online voting competition, which runs today from September 15, 2015 at 11:00 am (Central Time) through October 29, 2015 at 11:00 am (Central Time) on CoorsLightLideres.com. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a community leadership program with his/her sponsoring nonprofit organization and in partnership with Coors Light. Voting rules and restrictions at CoorsLightLideres.com. . Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited.

"For nearly a decade, the Coors Light L?¡deres program has recognized 128 Latino leaders who are inspiring others and making a difference to improve the quality of life in communities across the country," said Karina Diehl, Director, Community Commerce and Partnerships at MillerCoors. "We applaud the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of each L?¡der and are excited about awarding the 2015 L?¡der of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help support the Latino community."

The 2015 Coors Light L?¡deres include philanthropists, mentors, community organizers and volunteers. They are:

1. Aar??n Enrique Almada, Washington, DC
Nominating nonprofit: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

2. Amanda L. Hernandez, New York, NY
Nominating nonprofit: Latino Medical Student Association

3. Candi CdeBaca, Denver, CO
Nominating nonprofit: Latino Leadership Institute

4. Debbie Cortez, Skokie, IL
Nominating nonprofit: National Society of Hispanic MBAs

5. Fernando Antonio Osornio, Plano, TX
Nominating nonprofit: Parents Step Ahead

6. Heriberto Reynoso, Brownsville, TX
Nominating nonprofit: ?íAdelante! Leadership Institute

7. JoAnna Michelle Cintron, Denver, CO
Nominating nonprofit: Denver Film Society

8. John Gutierrez, Irvine, CA
Nominating nonprofit: Life & Hope Foundation

9. Marucci Guzman, Orlando, FL
Nominating nonprofit: Latino Leadership Inc.

10. Miguel Angel Concepcion Thomas, Philadelphia, PA
Nominating nonprofit: The Lighthouse, Inc.

11. Paul Carrillo, Lynwood, CA
Nominating nonprofit: Southern California Crossroads

12. Rebeccah Rhenae Rodriguez, Peoria, AZ
Nominating nonprofit: Latina Strong Foundation

Since 2006, the Coors Light L?¡deres program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The 2014 Coors Light L?¡der of the Year Adan Gonzalez, in partnership with non-profit organization AVANCE Dallas, used the $25,000 grant to develop a Latino leadership program designed to help Hispanics access opportunities to pursue higher education, navigate the college application process and apply for financial aid and scholarships.

The Coors Light L?¡deres program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at CoorsLightLideres.com, www.facebook.com/CoorsLightLideres,LinkedIn and on Twitter using #CoorsLightLideres.

About Maria Iba??ez:
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