I hope everyone has had a great start of the summer and is enjoying the wonderful weather and many activities in Greater Boston. ALPFA Boston has had a busy month during the month of June and early part of July. On Monday, July 10, we all witnessed a historic moment in the City of Boston where Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order establishing the Latino Advisory Commission. The commission’s focus will be on addressing the concerns of the Massachusetts Latino community and promoting economic prosperity and well-being. Big Congratulations to all the appointees and especially to our ALPFAmilia: Yvonne Garcia, Marcela Aldaz-Matos, Carolina Avellaneda, Renee Jarquin, Juan Lopera, Juan Carlos Morales and yours truly Enna Jimenez.
ALPFA joined Sean Driscoll from BBsquared in a wonderful celebration of Pride Lights in early June. In an effort to forge around the connectivity of Latino and LGBTQ diversity across communities, we gathered on a rainy evening to participate in one of the Boston Pride celebrations. Thanks to Jessyca Feliciano and Sean Driscoll who partnered and collaborated in the collaboration of such an exciting event. We look forward to future events.
ALPFA also participated in the overwhelming event AMPLIFY Latino Power and Impact hosted by The Latina Circle co-founders Eneida Roman and Betty Francisco. This was a pretty incredible day full of energy and power where Latinos who are interested in learning how to share our voice, how to amplify our power and influence gathered to learn from a remarkable group of speakers. I am super proud of the work Eneida and Betty are doing and know that you’re ALPFA friends are with you all the way!
We ended the month of June with our second Financial Education Planning event where we had a wonderful group of panelists who shared their thoughts and ideas on how to plan for retirement. Thanks to our partners Diego Portillo and Carl Nickerson from New York Life and to our host sponsor Claritza Abreu from Latin Inc for all of your support.
I am excited about the rest of the summer and more importantly about all the great events coming up in the Fall. Hope you’re able to join us at the ALPFA National Convention during August 6 – 10 in Las Vegas!!