Honoring our Heritage, Looking to the Future
The Chicano Federation of San Diego County Celebrates 50 Years
For the last five decades, the Chicano Federation has been at the forefront of taking action to meet the challenges faced by residents of diverse communities throughout our region. The organization was established at a pivotal time in the Southern California civil rights movement, and provides empowering opportunities for all, specifically in the areas of quality child development programs, affordable housing and other important services for San Diego County families.
The Chicano Federation is special to Sycuan. They have been proud supporters for almost two decades because they believe in their mission. “The programs of the Chicano Federation break the cycles of abuse, addiction, and poverty,” Chairman Cody J. Martinez of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation shared with Giving Back Magazine. “These are all difficult obstacles to overcomeand without people who are willing to devote their time and effort to promote change, it is almost impossible. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the founders, staff and volunteers who have fought for equality and civil rights for all of us. It was not long ago that our own people were in a position of need. We take the role of benefactor seriously and make giving back a priority.”
As the Sycuan Tribe celebrates its own 35 Year Anniversary, it congratulates the Chicano Federation of San Diego County on 50 life-changing and groundbreaking years of service to the community. “We look forward to seeing friends, old and new, at the 50thAnniversary Ball in May. It is a time to recognize their accomplishments and commit to continuing the visionary work into the future.”
The Chicano Federation’s 50thAnniversary Ball is May 11, 2019 at the historic US Grant Hotel in Downtown San Diego. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit www.chicanofederation.org.