27th Annual Educators Banquet
For the past 27 years the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 1057, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Institute of Leadership (SAIL), has been actively involved in our community providing educational assistance to our youth and motivating them to realize that education is the key to success and that their number one goal is to graduate. Under the Leadership of LULAC Council 1057, over 100,000 middle and high school students have participated in the Annual LULAC Youth Leadership Conference which has received national recognition from Past President Bill Clinton, former First Ladies Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush, the National Latino Children's Institute, the City of Tucson, Pima County, Metropolitan Education Commission, the NAACP, and the Tucson Hispanic Coalition.
With proceeds raised by the annual Educator’s Banquet, which was founded by Mary and Richard Fimbres and David and Kathy Rodriguez, LULAC Council 1057 has been able to sponsor students to attend the annual LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar and provide scholarships in coordination with LULAC's National Scholarship Foundation. In 1997 the Manuel de Jesus Alvarado Scholarship Fund was also created to provide local scholarships to needy youth.
LULAC Council 1057 has also been a pioneer in the Latino community. Council 1057 was instrumental in assisting Dr. Hank Oyama in the creation of the Hispanic Student Endowment Fund at Pima County Community College and created the LULAC/FBI Community Service Awards recognition event.
Council 1057 has also worked to provide additional services in the community through establishing and helping to sustain Young Readers Programs, providing bicycle helmets, child safety seats and computers, and by donating holiday food boxes to families in need.
A key ingredient to the success of LULAC programs throughout the country has been the significant support of the business, educational and government communities.
Presidential Citation Award
Soldado de Cuero Lifetime Achievement Award