2017 Humanity Knows No Borders

Please join us on September 26th, 2017 at Noche with La Casa as we celebrate the accomplishments of La Casa de Amistad and present our 2017 Humanity Knows No Borders Award.

The staff and Board of Directors of La Casa de Amistad are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Humanity Knows No Borders Award. This award is given annually to a community member for their innovation, support for cultural recognition, outstanding citizenship, work with youth, work ethic and dedication to advocacy for the Spanish speaking community in the South Bend Region.

Chicos

Federico in front of “Chico’s”, his restaurant on Western and Olive.

For 2017 our award recipient is Federico “Chico” Rodriguez. Chico is a dedicated activist, local entrepreneur, veteran of the US Marine Corp, and has served over 30 years in the South Bend Fire Department. He is always there to help when asked, offers his restaurant for meetings, and will give you great advice during breakfast at his lunch counter on Western Ave.

Please celebrate the accomplishments of La Casa de Amistad and formally present Chico with his well deserved award September 26th, 2017 at Noche with La Casa. Questions on tickets please call 574.233.2120 or email sam@lacasadeamistad.org

Past Winners:
2016 Cynthia Murphy, Indiana University South Bend
2015 Gilberto Cardenas, University of Notre Dame
2014 Pete Buttigieg, City of South Bend
2013 Joe Carbone, Jobs with Justice
2012 Guadalupe Valtierra, Ivy Tech Community College
2011 Gregorio Chavez, Jr., League of United Latin American Citizens
2010 Benito Salazar, Steel Warehouse
2009 Maritza Robles, South Bend Community School Corp
2008 Fr. Chris Cox, Saint Adalbert’s Parish

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