Four women were honored during Latinas Unidas’ 26th Annual Reconocimiento and Scholarship Awards Luncheon Nov. 18.
The Reconocimiento Awards recognize Latina women from the Rochester community for their efforts in career achievement, leadership service, volunteer work and youth leadership. The following are the 2019 award recipients:
• Maritza C. Buitrago received the Professional Achievement award. She is the support magistrate for the Seventh Judicial District.
• Lisa Martinez DeVinney received the Inspirational Leadership Award. She currently is the enrollment outreach manager for adults and graduates at Roberts Wesleyan College.
• Annette Jiménez received the Volunteer Award. She is the former staff writer for El Mensajero Católico and is currently the vitality program officer for the Rochester Area Community Foundation.
• Ariely Cortés received the Young Latina Leader Award. She currently is finishing up her senior year at Webster Schroeder High School.
Established in 1993, Latinas Unidas is a nonprofit organization that strives to unite Latinas throughout the Rochester area who share common concerns and interests affecting women. The organization has more than 400 supporting members and has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to nontraditional college-age Latinas who are enrolled in higher education or formal career training.