Celebrating Women's History Month

Founding member

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Alicia Valladolid-Cuarón was raised in El Paso, Texas, by immigrant parents who instilled in her a love of education. She was one of the first Latinas in Colorado and her family to earn a doctorate. She moved to Denver in 1972 and was a coordinator of Denver Head Start, where she developed and implemented the first bilingual Head Start program in Colorado. She went on to hold leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. She was the first Latina Executive Director for the Colorado Economic Development Agency; the first Latina Colorado State Fair Commissioner; and the first Latina Administrator of National Hispanic Association of Construction Enterprises. She gained national recognition as a businesswoman, professional speaker, and as a faculty member at colleges and universities.

To read more: Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Founding member

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Arlene Vigil Kramer, EdD brought bilingual education to Colorado and beyond. A Colorado native, she was also the first Latina to complete a Doctor of Education degree. Kramer began her career as a 2nd grade teacher in 1959 at Spann Elementary School in Pueblo where 80 percent of the students had limited English language skills.  She designed the first Bilingual Instruction Curriculum for elementary student in Colorado.   Post tests showed literacy improved for all students.

To read more:

Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Legacy students

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Genesis Alcorta
Genesis Alcorta

Second year Cadet at the New Mexico Military Institute. Education goals include serving the community with a degree in the Medical field. *Has presented a workshop at the LaTEENa Conference.

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Giselle Florencio
Giselle Florencio

Currently in her third year of study in Japan at Yamanashi Gakuin University seeking a music degree under the International School of the Arts. *Has been on the College All Star Panel at the LaTEENa Conference.

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Yadira Solis
Yadira Solis

Outreach and Organizing Manager at COLOR, where her primary functions are statewide partner and coalition liaison as well as community engagement. *Has been on the College All Star Panel at the LaTEENa Conference *Has presented a workshop at the LaTEENa Conference *Has served on the AMI Board

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Genesis Alcorta
Genesis Alcorta

Second year Cadet at the New Mexico Military Institute. Education goals include serving the community with a degree in the Medical field. *Has presented a workshop at the LaTEENa Conference.

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