Chicano Federation CEO Nancy Maldonado and Board Member Mimi McLennan of Comerica Bank were interviewed by Drew Schlosberg of the San Diego Union-Tribune on a recent episode of Community Spotlight radio. This was a great opportunity to explain the mission of the Chicano Federation as well as how people can support the organization, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary in 2019.
The Chicano Federation of San Diego County was established in 1969 to provide a variety of comprehensive, neighborhood-based services to underserved youth, families and seniors across San Diego County. In its early years, the Chicano Federation was led by a tireless group of advocates dedicated to seeing advances in civil rights and civic participation.
Today, those strong roots empower the Chicano Federation to serve diverse populations throughout San Diego County with programs that help low-income children and families access vital and often life-changing services and obtain affordable housing. The nonprofit serves more than 8,000 individuals each year.