Isabel Blanco Ramirez Community Service Award
In honor of Isabel Blanco Ramírez who was a BAHIA alumni, her family and friends have created a special service award
Isabel Blanco Ramírez Community Service Award
This award serves to keep Isabel's spirit alive and to give our alumni the opportunity to serve as an example to our Bahia School Age Program children.
Isabel Blanco Ramirez Community Service Award – valued at $3,000
The Isabel Blanco Ramirez Community Service Award was created by her parents and family, Maria Blanco, Daniel Ramirez and Amaya Blanco and friends to keep her spirit alive in our hearts and community; and into what brought Isabel happiness, working with children. 2019 is our sixth year of the Isabel Blanco Ramirez Community Service Award and we invite the eligible alumnae of BAHIA programs (Centro VIDA, Bahia School Age Program) to apply.
Isabel was a former student of BAHIA’s program and like many of our students before and after her, each have found themselves returning to our programs where lifelong friends and memories were made. Isabel volunteered in the summer of 2009 and it was here that we saw how drawn she was to children, community, the culture and practicing her bilingual skills. Isabel was able to connect with our school agers through her creativeness, art and spoken word. Her family saw how the hours she spent at Bahia added to her creativity and how as a result of her community service it became something that she was proud of. In honor of her memory and to the many students, who like her would like to return to BAHIA, a special community service award has been created to keep her spirit of mentorship alive and give our alumni the opportunity to serve as mentors for the younger generations.
This award is available thanks to the generosity of Blanco/Ramirez family and friends; and, in memory of our beloved Isabel, who unfortunately left this world sooner than we wanted. Isabel attended both Centro VIDA and Bahia School Age Program and later as a high school graduate volunteered her time at Bahia School Age Program. We want to share and spread her enthusiasm for volunteering and for the arts through this award. This is a paid internship to encourage BAHIA alumni to work at Bahia School Age Program and serve as a bilingual role model for the younger generations, as Isabel had. Friends, family and supporters of this insipirational award in Isabel’s honor are invited and welcomed to donate and increase the opportunities for more than one student to receive and to keep her memor y alive.
Requirements and other information:
Applicants need to be a BAHIA, Inc. alumni.
Applicants must commit to working 30 hours a week for 7 weeks during this summer.
Applicants need to be between 15-21 years old.
Winner of this award will receive a total of $3,000 during their time at Bahia.
To download the application and for more information please see following links:
If you would like more information please give us a call at (510) 525-1463
Please spread the word with all our alumni that attended our programs Centro VIDA or Bahia School Age Program.