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MANA Takes DC by Storm!

The 2016 MANA AvanZamos Leadership Institute and Hermanitas Leadership Institute was held July 21-23, 2016, in Washington, DC. The weekend activities began with an opening reception highlighted by a keynote speech by Jaqueline Cortez-Wang, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the presentation of awards for the National Hermanitas Program as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education and a Commitment to Action.

An experiential day included workshops at the U.S. Capitol with leaders representing our partners Voces Verdes and NALEO, as well as a panel discussion with Latinas Changing the Face of Washington. The afternoon included tours of the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court of the United States and Library of Congress. This great day ended with a rooftop reception hosted by our friends from AT&T, which included great views of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol! Speakers included Lucy Laflamme of the National Resources Defense Council; Felipe Benitez of Mi Familia Vota; Laura Maristany, Washington Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; MANA Staff Alum, Geenae Rivera-Soto, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Alma Molina, Senior Associate at Latinovations, Dewey Square Group; and Dr. Lisette Garcia, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. 

Our final day began with a Breakfast Platica on Latinas Breaking Technology Barriers, followed by an interactive STEM workshop for Hermanitas and Latina Financial Literacy provided by WISER. In the afternoon, Hermanitas were taken to East Potomac Golf Course for a Get Ready Golf Clinic presented by the PGA of America. Adult MANA Members were treated to an AvanZamos Luncheon featuring MANA Co-Founder Bettie Baca. Afternoon sessions included workshops on Good Governance and Chapter Management and a discussion on the MANA National Bylaws. The conference day culminated with the Annual MANA Membership Meeting, where the members voted to accept the updated MANA National Bylaws. The day's speakers and presenters included Antoinette Fox, Process of ME Lead, Global Puopulsion System, General Motors; Janie Flores DeLosRios, General Motors; Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership; Cindy Hounsell, JD, President of the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement and MANA National Board Treasurer; Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield, MANA National Board Member; Clara Padilla Andrews, Former Secretary of State of New Mexico and MANA National Board Member; Celina Caprio, JD, MANA National Board Member. The weekend culminated in a Graduation Dinner for the Hermanitas and AvanZamos Leadership Institute participants.

Conference Workshops and Materials
Many of our participants and those who were unable to join us for the conference asked for the program materials to be made available. Please feel free to use these materials and share them with your members!

HLEAD - Hermanitas® Program Leadership Development Training
A new program for 2016, HLEAD was designed to help leaders elevate their local Hermanitas programs and develop additional skills for working with students and volunteers.

Financial Literacy - CreditSmart
For current and former MANA Financial Literacy Consultants, the Freddie Mac CreditSmart and CreditSmart Espanol modules are the turnkey models we utilize for community financial sessions.

Voces Verdes - Clean Power Plan

How Latinas Can Impact the 2020 U.S. Census

WISER Financial Literacy - Latina Financial Planning
Advanced Mass Marketing Fraud

Chapter Governance - Commitment to Good Governance and Chapter Management

Benefits of MANA Membership - Individual and Chapter Membership

MANA 2015 Annual Report

2016 MANA Membership Discussion Notes
Membership Approves Updated MANA National Bylaws

At the 2016 MANA Annual Membership Meeting on July 23, 2016, the members in attendance voted unanimously to approve the updated Bylaws for the national organization. MANA National Board Member, Celina Caprio, an attorney and member of MANA de San Diego, has undertaken a very extensive project to overhaul the MANA National Bylaws. She sought out models for national, nonprofit, and membership organization bylaws that meet all federal laws and those of the District of Columbia. The adoption of the Proposed MANA National Bylaws represents a remarkable step forward for the structure of our organization. The MANA National Bylaws now give structure to our composition and duties, from the Board of Directors, to Officers, to Members, to Committees and more. 
MANA de Texas Gulf Coast Hermanitas Lay Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown
Arlington National Cemetery
July 24, 2016
MANA Delegation at the Supreme Court
Hermanitas at the U.S. Capitol
Many Thanks to the Sponsors and Partners of the 2016 MANA AvanZamos Leadership Institute and Hermanitas Leadership Institute.
Special Thanks to MANA Lifetime Member, Juana Bordas, for the generous donation of Latina Leadership Journals for our 2016 conference participants.

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