Supporting the Latina through scholarships, leadership development, advocacy and community involvement.
Comisión Femenil of the San Fernando Valley, an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Latina, her family and her community through education, leadership development and community involvement.
Raise funds for our Dr. Karin Durán Memorial Youth Scholarship—awarded annually to Latina students attending high school in the northeast San Fernando Valley pursuing a higher education,
Expose students to Higher Education and Career options
We promote higher education among Latina students through the annual Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference. Career workshops presented by professional Latina’s inspire and motivate students.
Professional Development & Networking
Provide monthly presentations on local community issues during our general meetings..
Activism through our support and collaboration with other local community organizations and local issues.
“[Comisión Femenil] is about opening doors for young Latinas so they can pursue their dreams”
Olivia robledo | Co-president 2016-2017 | kpfK interview
In call to action during the Chicanx movement, Latina staff and faculty from California State University, Northridge founded "Mujeres de la Raza" in the early 1970s, a women’s group dedicated to promoting the success of young Latinas. As more community members began to join, the founding group formally changed its name to Comisión Femenil of the San Fernando Valley in 1991 joining the national organization, then known as "Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional."
Today, Comisión Femenil of the San Fernando Valley is the longest surviving chapter of "Comisión Femenil," and continues to serve its community through advocacy, activism and female empowerment.
Comisión Femenil San Fernando Valley, an all volunteer, grass roots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Latinas and the Latino community, through education leadership and mentoring, strongly supports the courageous efforts of the “We Said Enough” campaign. All women and men should be free of sexual harassment everywhere they live and work. Sexual harassment in all its forms dehumanizes the victims self-identity and robs them of maximizing their individual potential.
Sexual abuse committed by those in power in the workplace is especially onerous to women seeking career advancement and financial security for themselves and their families.
Comisión Femenil San Fernando Valley joins the chorus of the “We Said Enough” campaign as well as other groups dedicated to ensuring a safe workplace free from sexual harassment and one that promotes gender equity.