On behalf of United Latinos, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. I encourage you to attend one of monthly meetings to learn more about our organization. Even better, go to our membership page to become a member of United Latinos. Be a part of our Mission and Vision and subscribe to our Newsletter to keep informed on the many activities of United Latinos.
Julio Cesar A. Gonzalez
Julio Cesar A Gonzalez is currently an Affiliated and Independent Communications, Public Relations & Marketing Professional. Julio works with several local volunteer groups that focus on the Latino Community. He joined United Latinos in the fall of 2011 and was appointed Media Director for his experience, expertise in outreach and communications using digital and traditional media. Julio prior to joining United Latinos was a legislative liaison for a large state volunteer group, had conducted corporate outreach clinics and had worked to create sustainable coalitions for the various local volunteer groups.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Ronald Jimenez retired from the State of California after 38 years of government service with EDD and The California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet). For over 35 years he has been committed to the youth of California and his community. He has been Grand Knight of his Knights of Columbus Council since 2007, past president of the Latino Junior Golf Association, Gov. Brown’s Interagency Council for Veterans, Sacramento Elks Lodge # 6 Veteran Committee Chair and facilitator of the Napa-Salano Counties Collaborative for Military and Their Families. He has held positions with Senior Cleaners Inc., Festival de La Familia and was inducted into the Mexican-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. As the Director of Community Outreach, he serves as the Chairman of Student Programs.
2ND VICE PRESIDENT
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Arturo is an eclectic community leader within the Latino and Native American community with more than 50 years of community activism. He worked for the state in many capacities and retired from the state in 2002 as a Governor’s Appointee. Since then he has managed his own consulting firm in “Building Organizational Capacity.” A change agent, Arturo is dedicated to ensuring a just and equal opportunity society on a global scale.
Director of Civic Engagement
Director of Environmental Justice
Dr. Alicia meza
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Alicia Meza, Ed. D. born in Calexico CA, went back there to teach elementary and high school, then to San Isidro, CA to teach middle school where she worked with at-risk families. More recently, she has retired as a teacher and administrator from Sacramento City Unified School District where she initiated the Pregnant Minors Program and the Program for Homeless Families. Other responsibilities have included an adjunct professor for the California State University, Sacramento; a consultant for the State Department of Education: and a senior associate for Performance Fact. In every pursuit, she always sought to provide equitable opportunities to those in need. Served as the northern State vice president for the Association of Mexican American Educator; secretary for region 6 of the Association of California School Administrators; president of the Sacramento City Administrators Association; board member for the California Recourse Project; member of Cien Amigos; and at the present time, membership director for United Latinos.
Student Liaison for United Latinos & Sacramento City College
Hello, my name is Benjamin Ayala. I am a pre-med student at Sacramento City College and planning to transfer to UC Davis for my Bachelor Arts Degree in Biology. I have been interested in medicine since I was seven years old. The medical field is amaze me because obtaining knowledge of humanity, able to connect with the community, providing care to patients and creating a change to the world. In Summer 2016, I was honored to be in a marvelous program at UCDavis Health Center named Prep Medico. Prep Medico was a six-week program which include clinic rotations, two courses, amazing lecture on health disparities in the Latinos communities, and networking with staff members and students. I am currently volunteering at various clinics in Sacramento to network with the physicians, learn the basics of patient’s care, and to get an idea of what specialty I want to be a part of in the future.
My education journey was not a clear pathway, there has been hindrances. My parents migrating in the United States to provide opportunities for me and my siblings, and I have three older siblings and one younger one. There have been consequences when my parents migrated they did not have the education to assist us with school. Education is my priority throughout my challenges that I faced every day. Myself and my siblings completed our general education on our own but my parents are very supported to our educational goals. However, my mother is enrolling to SCC to learn English in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. This is just the first step to attain erudition and knowledge is power to change the world. I plan to become a family medicine doctor, oncologists, or pediatrician, but this can change in the future, and bestow impeccable health care to my populace.
I discovered United Latinos when I was bagging Mr. Jimenez’s groceries. He advised me about the program and I was astounded of their mission “to promote civic awareness the greater involvement of Latinos in the mainstream civic process.” I am the Student Liaison for United Latinos and Sacramento City College. My job is to communicate with Latinos high school students about the benefits of enrolling into a community college. The resources that are given in the campus that are not given at home, the networking skills you received, and the amazing individuals you meet throughout your period at Sacramento City College. I am blessed to be a part of the United Latinos community, helping other people is my goal and I will do my best to serve the Latinos. Adios