Assemblyman Holden Honors Latina Activist At Capitol Ceremony
Pasadena – Pasadena community activist Stella Murga was honored today by Assemblymember Chris Holden as “Woman of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District. Ms. Murga was recognized on the floor of the Assembly during ceremonies at the State Capitol. Each year the Assembly honors women of distinction who enhance the quality of life for others in their Assembly districts.
A first-generation Mexican-American, Stella Murga has spent more than 20 years working with young people with a focus on student achievement. She established the Adelante Youth Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on guiding youth to develop their full personal, academic and career potential.
Under Stella’s direction, Adelante Youth Alliance produces the two largest college and career conferences in California.
“Our state has a rich history of women who have made lasting contributions to their communities through their public service and activism,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Stella Murga exemplifies that spirit through her work advocacy for better education for all of California’s young people.”