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Congratulations to the 2023 Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants Winners!

We're excited to announce the winners of the 2023 REFORMA Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants. Each organization will receive $500 to support their Noche de Cuentos programs this fall.
 
We're excited to announce the winners of the 2023 REFORMA Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants. Each organization will receive $500 to support their Noche de Cuentos programs this fall.

Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard Library / Lauren Comito
Brooklyn, NY
Noche de Cuentos en pijama!

Fairfield University-Bellarmine Campus, DiMenna-Nyselius Library / Ivelisse Maldonado
Bridgeport, CT
A Body Across Two Hemispheres

Humboldt County Library / Shoshanna Anthony
Eureka, CA
El ratón y el puma: Noche de Cuentos

Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library / Ana M. Campos
Los Angeles, CA
Día de los Muertos Family Celebration

Marin County Free Library, South Novato Library / Héctor Garcia
Novato, CA
Cascada de Flores: Día de Los Muertos

Montrose Regional Library District / Addy Robinson
Montrose, CO
Día de los Muertos Community Event

Nampa Public Library / Jeannette Leroy
Nampa, ID
Narraciones de Recuerdo: A Día de los Muertos Storytelling Experience

New York Public Library, Bloomingdale Library /  Carlana Perla-Romualdo
New York, NY
Noche de Cuentos: Pura Belpre's "Perez and Martina" Puppet Show

San Diego County Library, Spring Valley Branch / Arianna Rossetti
Spring Valley, CA
Día de los Muertos: A Story of Life

Santa Clarita Public Library, Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Branch / Ellie Kalman and Yanira Sidon
Santa Clarita, CA
Día de los Muertos
 
REFORMA thanks the 2023 Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants Selection Committee:
 
  • Alex Rivera, REFORMA National Vice-President/President-Elect

     
  • Alma Ramos-McDermott, 5th grade teacher Avalon Elementary, Naples Florida; REFORMA National Secretary

     
  • David Lopez, REFORMA National President

     
  • Erin Castillo-Swaika, Library Associate, Burbank Public Library; REFORMA Los Angeles Public Information Officer

     
  • Sonia Bautista, Library Director, City of Commerce Public Library

The program coordinator is Madeline Peña Feliz, Associate Director for Community Engagement and Outreach Department, Los Angeles Public Library; REFORMA National President 2018-19; Awards Committee Chair.

REFORMA believes that storytelling and oral traditions are key to the transmission and preservation of culture, as well as a significant tool in developing literacy skills. Noche de Cuentos was launched in 2010 to promote and preserve the art of storytelling within our Latino communities in the U.S.

If you would like to support future Noche de Cuentos Mini-Grants, consider making a donation to REFORMA at reforma.org/donate.

¡Felicidades a los ganadores!

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