In Lisa Lofton’s experience, Imperial Valley is a place that always pays it forward when it comes to its kids. As far as she is concerned, she should do nothing less.
For Brawley native and cancer survivor Guadalupe Soto, every day is not only a gift, but an opportunity to make a difference in the world.
Despite negative connotations to the contrary, Mexican food can be nutritious as well as delicious, said Norma Munoz, proprietor of Mami’s Flavor Mexican Cuisine.
Luis Olmedo didn’t start Comite Civico del Valle, but he represents one of the reasons why the Brawley-based civic organization he now leads as executive director came to exist.
When she was a young adult, Martha Garcia found herself a single-mother with not much in the way of opportunity. But that didn’t stop this self-made woman from rising to the helm of Imperial Valley College, something she hopes inspires young Latinas everywhere to strive for greatness.
It’s not always easy to move away from your hometown, let alone immigrate to a completely different continent, but that’s exactly what one former Calexico Unified School District principal did to fulfill her life’s dreams.
Being raised in a Mexican family of field workers led Graciela Palacios to believe there was nothing more to life than crossing the border from Mexicali into the United States to work in the fields.
When it comes to inspiring the next generation, Brawley elementary school teacher, Samara Storms understands the importance of women empowerment, and its ability to enhance the future.