Who are we?
Comisión Femenil of the San Fernando Valley, an all-volunteer, 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 high-achieving Latinas in the San Fernando Valley going to college.
Promote higher education among Latina students and introduce them to eclectic careers through the annual Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference.
Participate in community activism and work to empower one another by providing a safe space to learn and grow.
Provide monthly presentations on current events and issues during our general meetings.
Support and collaborate with other local community organizations.
“[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.