Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration Unites the Community to Honor Newly Literate Latino Adults

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Centro Latino for Literacy will host its second annual Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration--an event that brings together community leaders, advocates, funders and literacy students--to honor newly literate Latino adults and those who help them accomplish this goal on September 25 at 6:30 p.m. This year's inaugural Leadership Honoree will be Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, and the Keynote Speaker will be Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Nancy Agosto, news anchor for TV Azteca, will serve as the celebration's Master of Ceremonies.

Centro Latino for Literacy will host its second annual Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration--an event that brings together community leaders, advocates, funders and literacy students--to honor newly literate Latino adults and those who help them accomplish this goal on September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

This year's inaugural Leadership Honoree will be Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, and the Keynote Speaker will be Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Nancy Agosto, news anchor for TV Azteca, will serve as the celebration's Master of Ceremonies.

WHAT:     Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration

WHEN:     Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.     Sponsor's Cocktail Reception at 6 p.m.

WHERE:    1709 West 8th Street, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tickets for the Manos Amigas/Helping Hands Celebration are still available. Members of the media interested in attending should contact Kathrin at (213) 483-7753.

Centro Latino for Literacy would like to thank all of its sponsors for their support, including Hoy, Bank of America, First Credit Bank and Union Bank.

About Centro Latino for Literacy
Founded in 1991, Centro Latino for Literacy was formed to address the pressing need for basic literacy instruction among Latino immigrants and it set out to bridge the chasm separating these non-literate immigrants from learning English and other vital skills by teaching them first to read and write in Spanish. Centro Latino for Literacy has taught basic literacy skills to more than 2,500 non-literate Latino youth and adults, and functional skills--such as basic math, grammar, financial literacy, health literacy and computer skills--to an additional 5,000 low-income Latinos. For more information on Centro Latino for Literacy, call (213) 483-7753 or visit us online at http://www.centrolatinoliteracy.org.

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