Local Leader Poised to Win $25,000 for Parents Step Ahead

Parents Step Ahead Ambassador and volunteer, Celina Cárdenas, has been selected as one of 12 MillerCoors Líderes for her exceptional contributions to the Latino community. The public can visit www.MillerCoorsLideres.com now through October 30 to vote everyday for Celina Cárdenas. If she is chosen as the MillerCoors Líder of the Year, Parents Step Ahead will receive a $25,000 grant to expand its parent education programs and initiatives.

“I am honored to be chosen for this year’s MillerCoors Líderes program,” said Celina Cárdenas. “MillerCoors has made a commitment to the Hispanic community by investing in emerging Latino leadership, and I am grateful for the opportunity to win a grant for Parents Step Ahead. I hope the public votes for me in support of my goal to be an inspiration for future generations of Latino leaders.”

Celina has been an Ambassador for Parents Step Ahead since 2011 and was instrumental in expanding the Parents Step Ahead program for parents in Richardson, Texas. With her leadership, more than 1000 families have been served through the program in Richardson, and more than 30 community and business organizations have partnered in this specific endeavor. Her passion to advance the Hispanic community through education stems from her early work as a High School teacher. Celina truly believes that parental involvement in the schools and in education is the key to a student’s success. She currently serves on the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council, is a current member of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2014, and has served on a number of Boards and Committees throughout the greater Dallas area.

“MillerCoors has a long history of supporting the communities we impact and we are proud to highlight and reward emerging Latino leaders who are making a difference,” said Alberto Senior, manager community commerce and partnerships for MillerCoors. “All 12 Líderes exemplify determination and commitment, not only in their professional careers, but in helping others.”

About Parents Step Ahead

Parents Step Ahead is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization with a mission “to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children.” The organization works in partnership with corporations and community organizations to offer a series of programs for parents to demonstrate the importance of parental involvement. Programs are free and include dinner, childcare, and the raffle of prizes and culminate with the raffle of a desktop computer. Learn more at www.parentsstepahead.org, twitter @parentstepahead using #Vote2Empower, or www.facebook.com/Parentsstepaheadorg.

About MillerCoors Lideres

Since 2006, the MillerCoors Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at www.MillerCoorsLideres.com, www.Facebook.com/MillerCoorsLideres, LinkedIn and on Twitter using #MillerCoorsLideres.

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