TUCSON, Ariz., (May 16, 2022) Unidas, the award-winning after-school teen program run by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA), has awarded $5,000 in funding to One Hundred Angels Foundation. This semester’s grant award was generously sponsored by Buffalo Exchange.
Unidas is a unique philanthropy and leadership program that supports teens ranging in age from 14-18 as they navigate a selection process that includes community dialogue and interviews to guide their philanthropic decision. The choice to award this grant to One Hundred Angels Foundation came after the group of teens was inspired by the organization’s mission to promote peace and service for vulnerable people.
“We were looking for an organization that was centered in anti-racism, addressed access to holistic healthcare and wellness, and served LGBTQIA+ communities,” said Unidas program participant Evie M.
One Hundred Angels Foundation is a local nonprofit that works to promote peace amid human suffering. From support for people seeking asylum to essential medical assistance, they transform the physical, mental and spiritual health of people in underserved communities.
“The needs in our community are an opportunity to create change through service and growth. Every person that experiences what it is to give gains so very much,” said Founder Cecilia Garcia.
The impact from Unidas spans decades and includes collaboration with over 16 schools and more than 30 nonprofit organizations. This number will soon grow as the program will expand throughout the state, adding two additional cohorts of students this fall.
How to join Unidas
Unidas is currently accepting applications from high-school students for the Fall semester. To learn more and apply, visit womengiving.org/unidas.