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Hispanic Lifestyle Program #166 | Community and Latina Empowerment

Hispanic Lifestyle Program #166 | Community and Latina Empowerment

Notes and links to HLTV program# 166 Community and Latina Empowerment.

Welcome to Hispanic Lifestyle, I’m your host Richard Sandoval and in this edition: We take a trip to a play ground . . . and visit with Latina community leaders.

Giving back and empowering Latinas are the focus, in this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle.

Handy Manny – Park

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More than 200 community volunteers descended on Queen Park in Inglewood, California to create a Disney Junior inspired playground and learning garden. Carolina Lightcap, president, of Disney Channels Worldwide spoke about the project and community partners.


We spoke with Ms. Lightcap about the elements of the redesigned community park.

On hand to celebrate the completion of the project with community leaders was actor, producer and the voice of Disney Channel’s Handy Manny, Wilmer Valderrama.

(Community Involvement)

Our conversation turned to talking about Handy Manny and his upcoming projects.

We finished with Wilmer by asking if has visited all the parks that have been redesigned around the U.S.


National Hispana Leadership Institute

The mission of the National Hispana Leadership Institute is to develop Latinas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism. Hispanic Lifestyle spent the afternoon at one of their empowerment conferences, meeting with Latinas who have participated or supported the program.  First we spoke with their former CEO Christina Lopez about the history of NHLI.

(Politics and activism)

Ms. Lopez went on to talk about the organizations impact in the community.

We finished our conversation with Ms. Lopez by asking about the important issues facing Latinas today.

Nely Galan

We last spoke with Nely Galan right before she made her appearance on the NBC television program Celebrity Apprentice. She surprised and inspired us when she talked about what she had been up to since we last met.

As a successful business woman and community leader, we asked Ms. Galan to share her perspective on the contributions of Latinas.

Gina Linn Espinoza

We next meet Gina Linn Espinoza an alum of the leadership institute about her business of being a Life Coach and motivational speaker.

(Life Coach vs a Mentor)

Having never met with a professional life coach, I asked about her cliental.

Julia Amante

Turning the page so to speak, we caught with a Latina author . . .

We ask about the inspiration of her Latin theme books.

Lisa Baca-Sigala

I asked Ms. Baca to define the purpose of the organization.

Aurelia Flores

We finished off the afternoon by visiting with a Facebook friend and Latina entrepreneur, who shared her story of survival and success.


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