CPLC News

Bill Holmes

Community leader passes away

David AdameDavid Adame

Dear CPLC Familia:

It is with heavy heart that I extend my condolences to the family of Bill Holmes. Bill’s recent passing leaves us heartbroken. He was a valuable contributor to CPLC, but even more, he was a beloved husband, father, and community pillar.

Bill was known by many as “Mr. Tucson” for his contributions to his local community. He was generous with both time and money and a friend to many. Bill led the Tucson Boulevard beautification project during his time at the Metro Chamber of Commerce and most recently served as managing CEO for Agape Hospice Care.

We knew Bill very well as a leader of CPLC’s efforts in Southeastern Arizona. As member of the CPLC southern Arizona Advisory Board since 2009 and past chair, Bill dedicated his time served to connecting people and communities.  His presence, commitment, loyalty, and humor will truly be missed.

We truly feel a sense of loss as an organization and a community. While Bill will be greatly missed, let us all take time to reflect on how we can learn and grow from his example of true commitment to service. 

Thank you and God Bless,

David Adame
President & CEO
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.


Esperanza Award Nominations Open

Nomination forms are now available for the 18th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards. Nominate a teacher today!

CPLCCPLC

Dear Superintendents, Principals and Administrative Assistants:

It’s time for the 18thAnnual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards Nominations. Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) along with our presenting sponsors SRP and Cox Communications would like to offer Latino teachers in your schools the opportunity to receive an award this year. 

The EsperanzaLatino Teacher Awards recognize four outstanding Latino educators and their impact on our future generations. In addition to winning this prestigious distinction, each of the four award recipients will receive a$5,000 cash award plus a $2,500 stipend to their respective school. This year’s ceremony will honor the award recipients at a reception on October 20, 2016 at the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix, AZ.

Please find below the link to the nomination form. We encourage you to forward this information to all the schools in your district to allow everyone to have the opportunity to apply. Applications are due no later than Friday, September 2nd

Thank you for your consideration and we encourage you to promote this award as it is the only program that recognizes outstanding Latino educators throughout Arizona.

Download nomination form

  Events

Response to the events of 7/5 - 7/7

Statement from President & CEO, David Adame, on the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas

David AdameDavid Adame

Dear CPLC Familia:

I am sitting at my desk early this morning attempting to summon the words to express my deepest condolences. It feels like this exercise occurs too often now, that I am writing in the wake of tragedy to offer sympathy to the heartbroken families of loved ones who have lost their lives to yet another senseless act of violence. There is so much hurt evoked by such vicious deeds that I am at a loss to make sense of it.  As the President of a charity that advocates on behalf of minorities and the underserved, I can identify with the inequality that regularly surfaces. Even so, when individuals depart from a movement and take violent actions into their own hands, we must remember Martin Luther King’s words, “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that” — The same love demonstrated by the officers who proved, “No greater love hath someone than they lay their life down for another.” We remember their sacrifice, we pray for their families.

At a time when social dissonance reverberates across this land eagerly fed by political rhetoric and one side of the story, stirring opposing camps into frenzied agitation, we must dismantle our walls and band together, one nation committed to the values of, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” We must stop to listen and not be satisfied with only the story that feeds our bias. We must hear our brothers and sisters, know their hearts, and acknowledge that we all want the same thing.

In reflection, we mourn the lives lost in Baton Rouge, in Falcon Heights, and now in Dallas who suffered unjustly this past week. We must now somberly take time to bury them and console the grieving. While we mourn for everyone affected by this tragedy, when we emerge, let us not fall back into apathy. We must listen to all and hear them and act with compassion, aware that we are all engaged upon a similar journey. We all want to pursue unhindered our dearly-held American values. I pray for those who suffered loss in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, for all communities who suffer needless violence, and for our country to hear, listen, and learn.

Thank you and God Bless,

David Adame

President & CEO

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

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