CPLC $5 Million Grant from MacKenzie Scott featured in AZ Republic
29th Dec 2020
"For nearly 30 years Botas Juarez Western Wear has been a fixture on the northwest corner of South Central Avenue and East Broadway Road in Phoenix.
"Founded by husband and wife Miguel and Hilda Peña, the store has survived as western apparel has come in and out of style through the years, mostly by catering to Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants from the neighboring Mexican ranching states of Sonora and Chihuahua.
"But when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year, many of the store's customers stopped coming as waves of furloughs and layoffs took hold, hitting especially hard Latino workers employed in restaurants, hospitality and other service sector industries most severely impacted..."