NEW honors the mothers
of our civic and community leaders

We are excited to announce this year’s honorees for the Legacy of Family awards on May 25, 2023.  This year, NEW paid tribute to five exceptional mothers whose personal commitments and sacrifice inspired their children to see a future greater than theirs and through their children’s service have made immeasurable contributions. By honoring these exceptional women, it allows our single young mothers of La Posada to witness the impact of a mother’s values and her love of family, hoping they too will create their own beautiful family legacy. La Posada is NEW’s two-year program targeting young mothers and designed to eliminate the cycle of poverty by providing economic self-sufficiency and stability, financial tools, parenting skills and personal growth.

Honoring the Mothers of Our Civic and Community Leaders

  • Senora Guadalupe Castro Santana, mother of Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, California State Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
  • Senora Elsa Molina, mother of Polo Molina, Philanthropist and Manager of Black-Eyed Peas
  • Senora Teresa Sanchez, mother of Maria Salinas, President & CEO, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Senora Rosa Porto, mother of Raul, Margarita and Betty Porto, Porto’s Bakery
  • Senora Maria Elena Draeger Perez, mother of Liliana T. Pérez, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Los Angeles Chargers

For more on the awards program, click here.

Please click here for more information on La Posada.  To donate to La Posada, click here.

Press release for the Legacy of Family awards can be found here.

Get Help

Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405