Watch Laura’s Interview on Horizonte Online

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If you missed last week’s Horizonte, you can still watch the program online.  During her interview by host Jose Cardenas, our founder discussed our most recent project launch which brought us to our milestone of serving over 100,000 people in rural Mexico.  She also chatted about our plans for next year, when we hope to work with the Nahuatl and Huichol indigenous communities of Central Mexico.  Click on the link or type it into your browser:  http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/play.php?vidId=7192

Our Founder on Horizonte on AZPBS this Week

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Tia Founder, Laura Libman is honored to be asked to be a guest on this week’s Horizonte, hosted by Jose Cardenas.  The program features discussions on topics of interest to the Hispanic community.  The show airs every Thursday on Arizona PBS Channel 8 at 11:00 p.m. and airs again every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  For those of you who are outside of Arizona, Horizonte posts their shows online several days after airing (http://www.azpbs.org/horizonte/).

 

Tia Founder Featured in AZ Republic

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Connie Cone Sexton, Arizona Republic Reporter, featured Tia’s Founder and CEO, Laura Libman, in a beautifully written article, “How One Trip to Mexico Changed 100,000 Lives”, as part of an ongoing series in Best Life.  The October 13, 2014 piece details the transition Libman made from aerospace knowledge engineering to International nonprofit management and the role friends and family played in mentoring and encouraging her in her new venture, or as the column is called, Laura’s “Second Act”.

Photographer Mark Henle took the above photo with Laura holding our Promotoras training manuals, entitled “Donde No Hay Doctor” (Where There Is No Doctor), published by Hesperian Foundation in multiple languages.  The Tia Foundation is proud of our founder and most especially grateful to Connie and the Arizona Republic for drawing attention to our life-saving mission!

Tia’s CEO Presents Model of Collective Impact

Tia’s ‘teach them to fish’ model of self-sustaining health development is one of those featured as an example of successful collective impact at the 19th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainable Strategies.  This year’s conference is being held October 13th and 14th and is structured around the article “Collective Impact” recently published in the Stanford Innovation Review.

Laura Libman, Tia’s CEO will be presenting on Friday, October 14th at noon at the conference being held at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.  For more information, go to http://lodestar.asu.edu/nlm-conferences/2011-conference or click here to download the pdf flyer.

This groundbreaking conference is presented by ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  Their agenda for the conference offers many excellent speakers and presenters.  Hope to see you there!

Tia Featured in Prensa Hispana Article


Tia is proud to be featured on the front page of the local section of the April 13th issue of Phoenix’s Prensa Hispana. Tia founder, Laura Libman, was interviewed by reporter Maritza Lizeth Felix last week.

The well-written article (in Spanish) explains Tia’s unique program and urges readers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the many friends of Tia at Manny’s Mexican Restaurant’s big benefit bash on May 5th in Avondale.

The fact that Tia is a finalist for Secretary Clinton’s Innovation Award was also mentioned (keep your fingers crossed for us). We are honored to have such a prominent and beautifully written story in Prensa Hispana, a respected newspaper with a long history of diligently serving the Hispanic community.

Keep up with the developments on the Cinco de Mayo event by visiting Tia’s website and Manny’s site too (www.mannysmexicanfood.com) and by liking Manny’s on Facebook or joining Tia’s cause page on Facebook too.

Tia Honored to Be Finalist in Secretary Clinton’s Innovation Award

The Tia Foundation is honored to be named one of 15 finalists in the Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  We received the happy news after submitting our five page concept paper.  Last week, thanks to the help of friends and volunteers, we sent in our full proposal.  Two organizations will be selected in the final round to receive an award of up to $500,000!

The Secretary’s Innovation Award for the Empowerment of Women and Girls seeks to find and bring to scale the most pioneering approaches to the political, economic and social empowerment of women and girls around the globe. Founded on the premise that the major economic, security, governance and environmental challenges of our time cannot be solved without the full participation of women at all levels of society, this award supports the Department of State’s commitment to the advancement of women globally.  The Rockefeller Foundation, as part of its mission to expand opportunity and promote more equitable growth, seeks to identify innovative approaches that can be scaled to address these challenges.