Tayla is a Boston native and hosts her own show, “Wake Up With Tayla Andre” on 101.3 FM in Boston from 5-7 a.m. She combines a healthy mix of motivation, empowerment, inspiration, fun and thought-provoking subject matter to create dialogue on controversial and underrepresented topics and issues that affect people in urban communities and abroad.
Event Planning & Community Relations Team Lead
I am a part of Chica Project because as a women of color I believe it is my job to inspire, empower and lead in a impactful way our youth and other women of color to live in their full potential to be great in everything they do. If I won a legacy award, it would be for being an advocate against injustice and while empowering others.
Wanny is a Lawrence native. She obtained her BS in Business Adminstration from Stonehill College. After serving Chica Project as a Program Manager for two years, Wanny became the Director of Programming and is currently fulfilling that role with the organization.
Fundraising & Special Projects Team Lead
I am a part of Chica Project because I want to make a difference in the lives of others just as my mentors have done for me. If I won a legacy award, it would be for leadership, compassion, and empowering the next generation of leaders to be financially literate.
Positive Youth Development Fellow
I am a part of Chica Project because growing up when on Long Island, NY I felt too Puerto Rican, and when in Brooklyn I didn't feel Puerto Rican enough. Understanding the need for more representation of Latinas in the professional world, I aim to be someone that helps girls channel their authentic self. If I won a legacy award, it would be for empowering women to reach their full potential through the use Dance Movement therapy.
Highland Street Americorps ambassador of mentoring
Maria was born in New York City and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She recently earned her BS in Psychology at Suffolk University. She interned for a year with Chica Project as the College Access Liason, and she is currently fulfilling the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring position.
Tariana is a Boston native. She is a young entrepreneur who, along with her husband, founded, Emvision Production. Emvision is a digital content marketing company. She has been awarded the Schweitzer Fellowship for a yearlong community service with Chica Project.
Special Projects Fellow
I am a part of Chica Project because as the daughter of a single, immigrant mother I have a passion and strong drive for helping others and making a difference in the youth of underrepresented communities like my own. Most importantly, being part of something greater than me is what I love! If I won a legacy award, it would be for creatively educating others on social change through a diverse range of events.
Event Planning & Community Relations Fellow
I am a part of Chica Project because I want to return the same support and guidance my aunt had provided me with. Without her, I would not be where I am today. I want to be a support system to others. If I won a legacy award, it would be for inspiring others to work hard and believe in themselves.
Social media & Marketing fellow
I am a part of Chica Project because it is a way to help empower and inspire the next generation. I admire that we're not just a program, but a growing community always learning from one another. As someone that was fortunate enough to have had mentors growing up, I aspire to be that role model or mentor for younger girls. If I won a legacy award, it be for advocating for social equality and helping other achieve their goals.
Positive Youth Development Fellow
I am part of Chica Project to inspire others the way strong women writers have through storytelling. I want to support the movement of ensuring young Latinas feel empowered and ready to take on academia, and the world. That would be my legacy award, motivating others to feel proud of who they are and where they come from.
I am a part of Chica Project because I am inspired by Chica Project’s mission to foster creativity, growth, and empowerment through leadership and community. As the daughter of a proud Puerto Rican mother, I know the important role mentors can provide, and Chica Project enables me to participate in the transformative power of having positive role models. I aspire to empower young women to claim their narratives and fully embrace their lives and experiences as Latinas in the world, and through Chica Project I am able to achieve that goal. If I won a legacy award, it would be for challenging others to think expansively and creatively about the power of language as a tool for connection.