Santa Rosa, Calif.—Proud United Farm Workers members protected by union contracts will look on as UFW Internal Organizing Coordinator Susy Valle presents a $1000 scholarship to Ariana Montero Pille, the daughter of a union member at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Santa Rosa. Similar ceremonies are taking place in Salinas, Livingston and Madera.
Pille is the daughter of Ignacio Montero Ramirez, a, UFW member at St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery. She is a sophomore at the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College, pursuing a degree in Business Administration/Agriculture. This is her first year as a recipient of the ¡Si Se Puede!® Scholarship award.
The scholarship program was established by union members to support students who demonstrate a commitment to completing their educations in spite of financial hardships. These awards are intended to help them achieve educational goals and can be applied towards any education-related costs, including textbooks, lab fees, uniforms and other expenses associated with their studies. The ¡Si Se Puede!® Scholarships are made possible by generous commitments from the union members.
Who: UFW Internal Organizing Coordinator Susy Valle and Ariana Montero Pille, daughter of a union member receiving a UFW scholarship, her family members, other union members and retirees, and UFW staff.
What: Presentation of a $1,000 ¡Si Se Puede!® Scholarship made possible by contributions from UFW members under union contracts.
When: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
Where: Santa Rosa, CA 95407