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SENATOR SHAPLEIGH TO AWARD JOSE L. AGUILAR WITH "ADELANTE CON GANAS"
November 24, 2008

A native of El Paso's Segundo Barrio, Jose L. Aguilar is a long-time advocate for El Paso youth and needy members of our community. Aguilar has served as Executive Director of the Our Lady's Youth Center, 501 East Paisano Drive, a center created to combat drug and gang activity in South El Paso. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Aguilar was also instrumental in the original creation of today's Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, as well as Aliviane, Inc., a minority-operated non-profit organization dedicated to behavioral health, intervention, treatment and education in El Paso County.

Written by Senator Eliot Shapleigh, www.shapleigh.org

On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 8:15 a.m., Senator Shapleigh will honor Jose L. Aguilar with the "Adelante Con Ganas Award."  Every month Senator Shapleigh awards one or more persons who have made an extraordinary commitment to service, family and community.

A native of El Paso's Segundo Barrio, Jose L. Aguilar is a long-time advocate for El Paso youth and needy members of our community. Aguilar has served as Executive Director of the Our Lady's Youth Center, 501 East Paisano Drive, a center created to combat drug and gang activity in South El Paso. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Aguilar was also instrumental in the original creation of today's Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, as well as Aliviane, Inc., a minority-operated non-profit organization dedicated to behavioral health, intervention, treatment and education in El Paso County.

Aguilar went on to be a vocal member of the Unite El Paso campaign in the 1990s. He has served as director of the Housing Authority of El Paso and Executive Director of Project Bravo, a non-profit organization providing underprivileged citizens in the areas of healthcare, housing and education.

Aguilar remains an active leader in the community, serving as a co-chair of the El Pasoans for Father Rahm Council, a group of more than 80 community volunteers that promotes a philosophy of safe, drug and gang-free communities. 

What:  "Adelante Con Ganas" award to Jose L. Aguilar
 

When:  Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 8:15 a.m.


Where:  El Pasoans for Father Rahm Council board meeting

Gerardo's Restaurant, 6099 Montana Ave El Paso, TX 79925
 

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