Felicidades Día Mini-Grant Winners
Monday, July 13, 2020
by: Madeline Peña

Section: News Articles

Madeline Peña is the Digital Content Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library. She has served in the REFORMA Executive Committee and Board of Directors as 2019-2020 National President, Chapter Representative for the West Region, and President of the Los Angeles Chapter. She's currently serving as Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for RNC VII, Coordinator of the Mini-Grants Programs, Newsletter Designer, and JCLC 2022 Steering Committee. In 2015, she was honored with the REFORMA Dr. Arnulfo Trejo Librarian of the Year Award.

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REFORMA is committed to continuing supporting programing to Latinos and Spanish speakers in our communities - virtual and in-person. The time to review the applications and select the winners of our 2020 Día Mini-Grants Program came around the time the COVID-19 pandemic was developing, which prompted us to adjust the program timeline and guidelines. The winners were selected based on the creativity, level of community involvement, and showcase of Latinx literature and culture, as presented in their original submission.

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2020 REFORMA Día Mini-Grants:

  • OC Public Libraries, La Habra Branch / David Lopez - Orange County, CA
  • Council Bluffs Public Library / Yvonne Rodriguez - Council Bluffs, IA
  • Hayward Public Library / Xenia Lal - Hayward, CA
  • Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library / Gina Maria Rosabal - Sarasota, FL
  • Chesapeake Public Library, Greenbrier Branch / Jeri Ramos Morton - Chesapeake, VA

Each library will receive $300 to support a virtual or in-person program in the spirit of Día. The program must take place by December 31, 2020.

I would like to thank the Día Mini-Grants Selection Committee: Alda Allina Migoni, Ana Campos, Kenny Garcia, Maria F. Estrella, Nicanor Diaz, and Oscar Baeza.

We received 12 eligible submissions. We remind you that we are currently accepting submissions for our Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants Program through July 24. Apply today!

If you'd like to support future Día Mini-Grants, consider making a donation to REFORMA at reforma.org/donate.

¡Felicidades a los ganadores!

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