On Friday, December 12, 2014, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce graduated 56 emerging leaders in the Alexander E. Briseño Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) 2014 Class at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. Plant.
Throughout the seven-month program, the class selects a topic in the San Antonio community that needs improvement and develops a plan to create a program, website, idea, or otherwise to help solve a problem. Our eight Action Teams worked on these eight projects below.
At graduation, they presented to four expert panelists who provided positive feedback to help launch these ideas into reality through strategic partnerships. Our panelists were: Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express News; Former Mayor Ed Garza, Chairman of the Board, SAISD; Jennifer Martinez, San Antonio Staff Campus Operations Director, Nationwide; and Erika Prosper, Director of Consumer Insights, H-E-B.
Our class co-valedictorians were: Nola Roberson with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc. and Cariño Cortez with Mi Tierra Cafe, Inc.
The 2014 Steering Committee includes: Maria Elena Torralva-Alonso, 2014 Chair; William Long, R. J. Rivera & Associates, Vice Chair; Winslow Swart, 2014 Facilitator; Cecilia Elizondo-Herrera, Immediate Past ABLDP Chair; Jenee Gonzales, St. Mary’s University; Jacob Cavazos, Frost Bank; Andrew Casillas, Akin Gump; Edgar Ruiz, Lone Star National Bank; Elizabeth Provencio, Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal P.C.; Celina Alvarez, SAWS; Michelle Martinez, Aguillon & Associates; Brigitte Garza, Attorney at Law; and Beth Costello, San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council.
These are the eight class presentations from the ABLDP Class of 2014.
Click the Blue Links to open the presentations.
|Act Now, SA! Civic Superheroes Speaker Series
The goal of the Civic Engagement team is to promote awareness to groups of individuals who otherwise may not have the resources or knowledge to participate in the different levels of civic engagement. A first of its kind pilot project, focusing for our first iteration on seven 3rd grade elementary classrooms, whose ultimate goal is bringing awareness of civic engagement to our youth.
Click here to download the presentation: ABLDP_CIVIC_POWERS_PRESENTATION
Let’s Grow San Antonio
The ABLDP Environmental Group is proposing to conduct quarterly, hands-on gardening workshops at local home improvement stores that teach fellow San Antonians unique and green projects.
Click here to download the presentation: ABLDP Presentation V4
SA Leaders on the Rise
A leadership development workshop and internship program for top-level high school seniors.
-Click here to download the presentation: ABLDP Final Presentation 12-12-14_Nyquist_Alaniz
The vision of Explor-Arte is to provide a means for the arts to reach underprivileged children who otherwise would have no access to formal art education.
Click here to download the presentation: Explore-Artè New – NO ANIMATIONS
Come Play SA
ComePlay SA is a social media movement that will embody the desire for local San Antonians’ utilization of downtown San Antonio.
Click here to download the presentation: Comeplay Presentation
Food Fit Families
Fit Food Families has formulated a sustainable program that ties existing organizations such as Haven for Hope and the San Antonio Food Bank with a functional curriculum and a talented pool of volunteer chefs to educate and enable children and their families to eat healthier, more organic meals.
Click here to download the presentation: Food Fit Families_Update-120814
Corazón a Corazón
Bring immigrant families together in unidad y solideridad to exchange survival tactics, resources, and how to stay safe. We serve the undocumented youth by empowering them with emotional, personal, and growth development.
Click here to download the presentation: CorazÓn a CorazÓn
Statistics show that parent engagement has a direct connection between student morale, grades, and overall success. Alamo UNIDOS will help create awareness about parent engagement.
Click here to download the presentation: Alamo Unidos – Nov. 2014_WIP
San Antonio Credit Union
Accion Texas Inc.
Daniel Bryan Fisher
Toyota Motor Manufacturing TX
Jose Manuel Lopez
Nola Nichelle Roberson
San Antonio College
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Brooks Development Authority
St. Mary’s University
San Antonio Water System
City Year of San Antonio
Greater SA Hispanic Dental Assoc
Lone Star Capital Bank
City of San Antonio Pre-K 4SA
Norton Rose Fulbright
KIPP San Antonio
Virtex Enterprises, LP
Maria Elena Chapa-Gunderson
Mi Tierra Café, Inc.
Jasmin Cariño Cortez
AEM – Empresarios Mexicanos
Michelle Rodriguez Krupa
Kristie Patience Rodriguez
LULAC/Latino Education Center
Department of Defense
Golden Steves Cohen & Gordon
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
City of San Antonio Fire Dept.
Jon-James Tristan Maldonado
VIA Metropolitan Transit
KGB Texas Communications
Cesar Chavez Foundation
Tanairi Ochoa Rodriguez
Our Lady of the Lake University
Deborah Guzman Perez
Texas A&M University-SA
Janeli Alejandra Saucedo-Castrejana
Momentum Physical Therapy
Foster CM Group Inc.
Westside Development Corporation