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Parents Step Ahead Gala, 2018

Parents Step Ahead (PSA), a 501-C3 nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas dedicated to fostering parental engagement, hosted its 13th annual “Parents of the Year” awards celebration on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. As part of the organization’s awards celebration, PSA recognized six honorees as “Parents of the Year.” This award goes to outstanding parents who participated in a PSA school program and serve as role models in their local community. For the second consecutive year, JCPenney served as the event’s official sponsor and provided a head-to-toe look and beauty makeover for each honoree as well as for the keynote speaker and master of ceremonies. The evening’s keynote message was delivered by Ruben Navarrette, a syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, a contributor to The Daily Beast and USA Today, a popular speaker, host of the daily podcast “Navarrette Nation,” and author of “A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano (Bantam). He is also a fellow in education policy at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, TX.

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Cristina Candia Lopez, Inclusion & Diversity, Supplier Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility at JCPenney; Silvana Rosero, President & CEO, Laguna Media Group; Lupita Colmenero, President and Founder, Parents Step Ahead and LATINA Style COO; Nina Vaca, Gloria Tostado and Jessica Narvaez, Chief Diversity Officer, Pinnacle Group.

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