Saturday, September 15, 2012

Honoring Latinas During Hispanic Heritage Month


During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Wise Latinas Lnked will be honoring Latinas who have made a difference in the lives of many in the U.S and around the world.  Some of these women are still with us today and others have left a very important legacy.  


Lucy Acosta volunteered her life to help the needy. The El Paso, Texas native was committed to the Latino community. Her father died when she was a toddler.  Her family survived the depression. She started a non-profit for the elderly and disabled when she realized others like her aging parents needed help. Lucy was a woman on a mission.

Highlights of Lucy Acosta's life:

  • Dedicated to the advancement of women, Latinos and young people. 
  • A leader who fought for civil and human rights. 
  • Co-founded "Project Amistad" a social service program for the needy. 
  • Developed scholarship program for disadvantage students.
  • Leader with the League of United Latin American Citizens. 
  • First woman appointed to Civil Service Commission in El Paso.
  • 1987: Inducted in the Texas Hall of Fame at Texas Women's University.

More about Lucy Acosta>>>read more.

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