We are really proud of our new Advisory Board member, Crafty Chica by Kathy Cano-Murillo! Congrats on being invited to the White House!

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She was at the White House to learn all about #GetCovered, which helps freelancers and full-time artists like Kathy.

This Wednesday we will welcome Kathy and our other new Advisory and working board members at the #LatinosUnite event. The event features our Latino professional community partners ALPFA, Prospanica and SHPE.
Have you RSVPd to the event yet? Click here to register.
Event Details:

November 16th – 5:30-7:30pm
Coworking on 15th Ave – 3428 N 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ

Join us, mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo! RSVP for this great event!

Celebrate 2 Years of Collectivo and Help Us Give Back

Collectivo is celebrating two years of organizing great events for Latino marketing and communications professionals. We’re taking this opportunity to help another fabulous organization in the valley help others. Feed Our Babies USA is a local non-profit that provides healthy food boxes to school children and their families from local farmers, restaurants and retailers.

b1715803-2f42-4fab-bd98-5dc296700dc1Their mission is to bring community resources together to develop and implement a sustainable, nutritious food source for hungry families, one school district at a time. And they are on track to feed 1,200 families this season.

You can help us help them by bringing dry or canned goods to donate to our holiday food drive!

More Details: 

November 16th – 5:30-7:30pm
Coworking on 15th Ave – 3428 N 15th Avenue Phoenix, AZ

Join us, mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo! RSVP for this great event!

Get out the Latino Vote event wrap up

We had a great event in September on getting out the Latino Vote! Amazing panelists and a lively discussion. Check out these photos from our event courtesy of Johnny Lozoya the “Latino Paparazzi.”

And be sure to RSVP for our next event, where we partner with other Hispanic Professional organizations in the Phoenix area and celebrate 2 years of Collectivo. It’s also an opportunity to give back to the community. Event details and RSVP link here: Latinosunite.splashthat.com.

Meet our Panelist: Christian Avila, National Civic Engagement Coordinator for Mi Familia Vota

83f3367e-706c-4f10-805a-88d2b1739a03Christian Avila is the National Civic Engagement Coordinator for Mi Familia Vota, a national non-profit organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation. Through his work with Mi Familia Vota, Christian has had the opportunity to attend the President’s State of the Union Address as First Lady Michelle Obama’s guest. Mr. Avila came to the United States when he was nine years old from Mexico and now spends his time working to increase public support for full civic participation in Latino and immigrant communities.
Collectivo is committed to giving you access to engage with some of the best and brightest the valley of the sun has to offer. We are thrilled to have Christian on board to share his unique perspective on the importance of engaging the Latino vote this election year!

More Details: 
September 21 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters: 4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo! RSVP for this great event!

Your Voice Matters in the 2016 Primary Elections!

3004595893_cd96feac42_oThe Primary Elections are an additional opportunity to take part in the process of choosing who our next batch of leaders will be. This is a crucial step in determining each candidates final platform, and allows us as citizens to get a better sense of who each candidate is, what they stand for, and what they will do to serve our communities. Through this voting cycle the final General Election candidates are selected who will then vie for your vote come November 8, 2016.

You may think your one vote makes little difference…but when you add your voice to the thousands, millions, of others, then just like a down pour of raindrops, the collective voice (vote) can manifest a flood of change. Here’s to helping make tomorrow better than today!

Join us to learn more about Getting Out the Latino Vote!

What: Non-partisan panel discussion on what is happening locally and nationally to get out the Latino vote.
When: September 21 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: Big Brothers Big Sisters: 4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Join us, mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo! RSVP for this great event!

Meet our panelist: James Garcia, Director of Communications & Strategic Public Policy for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

639a4dca-969e-4901-8567-198a926d641fJames Garcia is a journalist, playwright and a Valley-based media and communications consultant. He is the director of Communications and Strategic Public Policy for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Creative Vistas Media. As a journalist, he has worked as a reporter, columnist, foreign correspondent and television and radio commentator. He was the founding editor of Latino PerspectivesMagazine in Phoenix; the first Latino Affairs correspondent for KJZZ, the Valley’s National Public Radio affiliate; and the first Latino editor of a major alternative news weekly in the U.S., the San Antonio Current. Mr. Garcia also has taught ethnic studies, Latino politics and creative and journalistic writing courses at Arizona State University. An accomplished playwright and theater producer, James is the founder and producing artistic director of New Carpa Theater Co., which stages Latino and multicultural works. He is the author of more than 30 plays and he dabbles in acting and directing. His most recent works include “Land of a Thousand Dances”, “Mallecho”, and “American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Raul H. Castro” (Arizona’s only ever Hispanic governor). His media consulting clients have included Mesa Public Schools, the Smithsonian Institution, One Arizona, Promise Arizona, the Arizona Opera, Gina’s Team, the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center, the family of former Arizona Gov. Raul H. Castro, and United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona.

Collectivo is committed to giving you access to engage with some of the best and brightest the valley of the sun has to offer. We are thrilled to have James on board to share his unique perspective on the importance of engaging the Latino vote this election year!

More Details: 
September 21 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters: 4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo!

RSVP for this great event!

Getting Out the Latino Vote: Meet Panelist Stephanie Parra!

c3ES_daxMeet Panelist Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member for the Phoenix Union High School District

Stephanie Parra became a Board Member in January, 2015. She began her career in children’s justice, and saw how education can transform life opportunities for children. As one of the first in her family to attend college,Parra holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education from ASU. A first-generation American citizen, Stephanie was born and raised in Yuma, AZ and is a product of Arizona public schools. She is passionate about ensuring every student in Arizona receives an excellent education and is adequately prepared to succeed in college, career and life.

Collectivo is committed to giving you access to engage with some of the best and brightest the valley of the sun has to offer. We are thrilled to have Stephanie on board to share her unique perspective on the importance of engaging the Latino vote this election year!

More Details: 
September 21 – 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters: 4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210, Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends at Collectivo!

RSVP for this great event!

Getting Out the Latino Vote

Get Latinos to the polls! 2016 is going to be a historic election year since the Latino vote is stronger than ever. But will Latinos go to the polls this November? 

Just in Arizona, there are 992,000 Hispanic eligible voters. But will they go to the polls? This non-partisan panel discussion will highlight what local and national organizations are doing to get out the Latino vote. – Sep 21, 2016. 

RSVP here for this important educational event.

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