The 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards will be honoring individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to service, social causes, and philanthropy. Our honorees truly encapsulate what it means to use their star power for good and to give back to their communities. As part of the ALMA awareness campaign, we partner with organizations throughout the country to spread the word about the show and the mission.
Last year’s college community partnership contest winner continues to support our efforts to get the ALMA word out. KDChi helped deliver 4,705 viewers to watch the show last year and to engage in discussion around Latinos in American entertainment. The organization was established by four women on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University as a Latina-based organization focused on providing community service to the campus, local and national communities. With over 4,000 sisters made up of 50 undergraduate chapters and 19 graduate chapters across the country, KDChi’s goal is to help young women of all backgrounds achieve the dream of a higher education, to provide an opportunity to develop leadership skills, a world-wide network of professionals and to then continue to evolve into the leaders in the professional world while continuing to give back to the communities they live in. The sisterhood takes pride in providing an average of over 40,000 hours of service to their surrounding communities.
For example, the KDChi Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosts Longhorn Leaders Day (LLD). LLD is an annual conference geared towards young women and provides an opportunity for junior high and high school students to learn more about high school and pursuing higher education.
Perhaps the most well-known KDChi sister is civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (United Farm Workers) with César Chávez. KDChi’s official motto “Leading with Integrity, United Through Service”, reflects the mission of ALMA and the important work that our honorees accomplish to improve our communities.