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La Voz de Austin June, 2011.pmd - La Voz Newspapers

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Page 12 La Voz de Austin - June, 2011Austin Chapter of theNational Association ofHispanic Real EstateProfessionalsCelebrates10-Year anniversarySince NAHREP was chartered in May of 2001, the Austinchapter has been one of the fastest growing chapters in theUnited States with an overall goal of increasing the percentageof homeownership for Hispanic Americans.President Oliva Lerma with Efinity Lending explains aboutthe group’s membership, “We strive to give our members thetools that they need to be the best at servicing to their Hispanicclients. We have a diverse group of members that assist withCredit and Legal Advice.”Pres-Elect, Nicole Torres Cook with Schmooze Networking,recaps the group’s numerous accomplishments, “In the firsttwo years we grew to 300 members and became the modelchapter in the nation. In our third year, National decided tohold their National Conference in Austin, the first time offsite.”443-8800by Monica PeñaThe Austin Chapter has raised money for Scholarships whilepartnering with other industry groups to hold mixers, educationseminars and membership drives. “For the public, NAHREPAustin has participated in the TU CASA Expos providingeducation to those interested in purchasing a home and heldevents such as a Foreclosure Prevention seminar,Homebuyer/Seller fairs, worked on Habitat projects andassisted in fundraising efforts for various charities targetingthe Hispanic community,” continued Torres Cook.URBAN ROOTS COMMUNITY LUNCHESLOCAL CHEFS VOLUNTEER TO TEACHAUSTIN YOUTH HOW TO PREPAREPRODUCE THEY GREW IN EAST AUSTINThis summer four local Austin chefs will each spend a day with Urban Roots youthSi no cabe en su casa,preparing and presenting a meal for the Austin community.Anthony Alejandro of Tacos & Tequila / TNT on Wednesday June 15 thRene Ortiz of La Condesa on Wednesday June 22 ndJack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen on Wednesday June 29 thTerry Wilson of Aquarelle on Wednesday July 6 thCommunity lunches are held at the East Austin Urban Roots farm (7651 Delwau Lane, Austin, TX 78725)from 11:30 am to 1pm. Each chef will spend a morning with Urban Roots youth preparing and presenting a mealto roughly 40 members of the Austin community. The meal is centered around fresh produce grown and harvestedby our youth on the Urban Roots farm. The chef and our youth present the meal to lunch guests and speak abouttheir experience working together.Community lunches are an excellent opportunity for the youth and community members to enjoy the produce wehave worked so hard to grow on the Urban Roots farm. To attend please RSVP on our website:www.youthlaunch.org.Urban Roots is a youth development program of YouthLaunch that uses sustainable agriculture to transform thelives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin. Youth interns aged 14-17 learn to becomeactive leaders in their communities through cooking classes, workshops, sustainable agriculture training andcommunity service opportunities. This year Urban Roots plans to harvest 30,000 pounds of produce, donating40% to local soup kitchens and food pantries, and selling the rest at farm stands and farmer’s markets.For more information or to schedule an interview with youth or staff, please call Audrey Gabe at 512-342-0424ext. 105 or email Audrey at audrey.gabe@gmail.com. For more information about Urban Roots and YouthLaunchhay espacio en la nuestra443-8800Get the second month freeIf it doesn’t fit in your house,there is more space in ours1905 East William Cannon Dr. Austin, Texas 78744pleasewww.youthlaunch.org.visit

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