Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans presents Illumine Celebration

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Illumine Gala
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AAMA - the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans - will present the Illumine Celebration/Celebración de Iluminación. The event will celebrate the group's five decades of existence as the leading nonprofit organization in Texas working with Latino families to achieve financial security, well-being, and self-actualization.

Founded in 1970, AAMA serves over 10,000 individuals annually across Texas through charter schools, prevention and counseling services, adult education, and other community services.

The Illumine Celebration/Celebración de Iluminación will honor AAMA’s legacy and founders Froilan Hernández and Roland Laurenzo. It is chaired by namesake sisters Alexandria and Leandra Hernández; honorary chairs are Sofia Adrogué and Christian Navarro. Alexandria and Leandra Hernández are the daughters of Froilan Hernández. Christian Navarro is the son of legacy founders Yolanda Black Navarro and William Navarro.

Proceeds raised by the Illumine Celebration/Celebración de Iluminación will benefit the various educational and health programs operated by AAMA in Texas. AAMA is dedicated to inspiring and empowering Latinos to pursue their potential and achieve success through education, workforce readiness, and leadership development.

Event Details



George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010