GRC Supports Two Key Events for Latino Leaders

GRC Supports Two Key Events for Latino Leaders

October 10, 2016 • CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pictured from left: Second Annual Latino Caucus Foundation Gala in Chicago, and the Latino Leaders Network Luncheon in Los Angeles

The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) attended two key events across the country in support of Latino leaders to engage with city officials concerned with graffiti vandalism: The Second Annual Latino Caucus Foundation Gala in Chicago and the Latino Leaders Network Luncheon in Los Angeles. The Latino community across the country is hit hard by graffiti vandalism and would benefit from GRC’s positive, innovative anti-graffiti strategies.

GRC sponsored the Sept. 30 Latino Caucus Foundation Annual Gala held in Chicago, Ill. The event attended by over 400 members from the Chicago City Council, the business community and other organizations was planned by the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus. The Caucus promotes the education and upward mobility of Latino youth in Chicago by increasing access to education. The $400,000 raised from the Gala, which included a live auction, will go towards college scholarship opportunities for Latino youth in Chicago pursuing careers in health care, engineering, and finance.

GRC is a nonprofit corporation whose primary goal is to prevent graffiti vandalism and provide creative solutions that promote graffiti-free communities. GRC provides information, education, and legislative assistance to help communities develop effective policies and comprehensive programs that prevent graffiti vandalism. To fulfill its purpose, the council conducts research; gathers and evaluates information; develops comprehensive strategies, policies, and programs; and provides implementation assistance designed to eliminate graffiti vandalism and promote positive, innovative anti-graffiti strategies for communities. GRC is funded by the aerosol coatings industry that is concerned about the negative impact of graffiti vandalism on America’s communities.

The Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation was founded by the Chicago City Council Latino, led by Alderman George Cardenas, as a vehicle for improving the quality of life for Latino youth through access to educational scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities. The gala highlighted the achievements of Latinos in Chicago across multiple private and public sector areas and raised funds to provide scholarships for Latino youth.

On Oct. 6, GRC staff attended the Latino Leaders Luncheon in Los Angeles, Calif. The Latino Leaders Network hosts quarterly luncheons throughout the country to honor Latino leaders. The luncheon provides a platform for prominent Latino leaders to share their personal story of obstacles overcome to achieve success. In addition, it provides a network opportunity for elected officials, policy makers, corporate executives, opinion leaders, community activists, industry experts, and political insiders. The program includes the presentation of the Eagle Leadership Award to Senator Kevin De Leon for his achievements. GRC also was a key sponsor for the Latino Leaders Network at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer meeting earlier this year, sponsoring the Network’s first live stream of the awards reception, sent to over 3,000 mayors via email.

The GRC was pleased to donate to the Latino Caucus Foundation, and the Latino Leaders Network and looks forward to a long relationship with both organizations to support Latino leaders across the country. The GRC partners with cities and city leaders to combat graffiti vandalism, educate them on anti-graffiti strategies, and build better communities.

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