Opportunities

 

Scholarship Grants

Concilio attends every high school senior awards night to give five scholarships. Concilio services numerous schools in Yolo County: Woodland HS, Pioneer HS, Cache Creek Continuation HS, Davis HS, Da Vinci Charter, King HS, Esparto HS, Winters HS, River City HS, Yolo HS and Delta HS. Concilio also provides scholarships to college students attending Woodland Community College and UC Davis.

They also give scholarships to Blacks for Effective Community Action (BECA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, and to other organizations that supports scholarships.

 
 

Assistance to the Neediest in Yolo County

Programs that help this segment of the population include: Food Bank, Elderly Nutrition Program, Food Closet, CommuniCare, the Wayfarer Center, Yolo Family Resource Center, Yolo Family Service Center (Y.E.S.), Yolo Hospice, Davis Community Meals, STEAC, Families First, Blacks for Effective Community Action (BECA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, Dia Del Los Ninos, Latino Community Council, Cesar Chavez Conference (Woodland Community College), Folklorico Latino de Woodland and their scholarship program, and others.


 

Press Releases

Yolo County Concilio 30th Anniversary Dinner

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On Saturday night at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, the Yolo County Concilio celebrated its 30th anniversary giving out awards to community members and leaders and scholarships to 14 local area high school students.

(Please note due to a scheduling conflict, Delta High School Students were not at the event to receive their award).

 
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30th Annual Concilio of Yolo County awards scholarships, honors those making a difference

The Woodland Community Center gymnasium was transformed into a dining hall Saturday night, bringing nearly 500 people together to recognize student achievement and county leadership.

In what has become a hallmark of supporting multi-cultural collaboration, the 30th Annual Concilio Recognition Dinner and Dance featured praise for 10 adults and scholarships for 14 high-achieving students from seven county high schools.

For three decades, Concilio of Yolo County has worked to provide assistance to low-income local residents — a mission culminating in the Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance and Scholarship Fundraiser.


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30th Annual Concilio of Yolo County honors community leaders, raises scholarship funds

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The Concilio of Yolo County holds its 30th annual Recognition Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 25, and the event is moving to a new and more spacious location: the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland.

"It's a beautiful building, just a few years old," said Rick Gonzales Jr., who volunteers hundreds of hours organizing this annual event. "The kitchen still feels new … our caterers are ecstatic. And it's got more room that we've ever had before."

Which is a good thing, because the annual Concilio dinner now draws more than 400 people — a veritable cross-section of Yolo County's movers and shakers. What began as a dinner/fundraiser primarily targeting the Latino community has gradually expanded into a larger event that includes participants from African-American, Asian and Anglo backgrounds.


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Concilio also supports the Migrant Summer Soccer league. These games are played during July and August. Teams have coaches, uniforms and are co-educational. Those migrant centers are located in Davis, Dixon, Madison and Winters. Additonal teams are in Woodland and Knights Landing. This league culminates with a final tournament that is played at the Rick Gonzales Sr. Park in Woodland each year. The Migrant Summer Soccer League is operated and supported by the following organizations: Yolo Housing, the Yolo Inter-Faith Immigration Network (YIIN), the Yolo Family Resources Center (YFRC), the Health Education Council and the Concilio of Yolo County.

29th Annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance & Scholarship Fundraiser

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 marked the 29th annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/Dance & Scholarship Fundraiser where the proceeds from the event go to scholarships to help provide assistance to low-income local residents go to college.

Those being recognized this year include: Landy Black and G Richard Yamagata with the Board of Directors Award; Bob Ekstrom of the Yolo Family Resource Center and Marge Lee of CommuniCare Health Centers with the Community Award; Marlene Bell of CTA and Sandra Olszewski, a teacher at Woodland High School with the Education Award; owners Richard Cruz and Ismael Resendiz of Master Tech of Woodland with the Business Award; Norma Alcala with the PilarAndrade Award and Carlos Alcala with the Rick Gonzales Sr. Award.
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27th Annual Concilio Award 14 Students with Scholarships
Written by David Greenwald

Saturday marked the 27th annual Yolo County Concilio Recognition Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser. On this evening, 10 members of the community were awarded for their work and 14 Latino Students from seven high schools across Yolo County received a scholarship.

The proceeds from the event on Saturday night will go toward awarding scholarships to deserving Latino and other students in June. Two years ago they awarded eighty scholarships. They also fund 30 adult grants and non-profit program sponsorships in Yolo County.

The event was hosted by Viviana Paez, the Mistress of the Ceremony, the News Anchor from Univision 19.
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Thank you Notes


Dear Rick Gonzales,   

I am extremely grateful and honored to have received this scholarship. I thank you and the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County for this scholarship and for the great things you do for our communities. It is people like you that help us succeed and most importantly realize the importance of our heritage and culture.


Estoy muy orgullosa de ser Mexicana y espero ayudar a muchisimas comunidades Latinas como lo han hecho ustedes. Gracias por ayudarme a estar un paso mas cerca a mis sueños.

– Ana Rivera, Esparto HS


 

Mr. Gonzales,

    Thank you so much for making this possible for young adults like myself. I am truly grateful to receive this. The support is appreciated. Not only do I speak for myself but also everyone else you have helped open doors for. Thank You

-Julian Martinez, Pioneer HS


 

To Rick Gonzales and Mexican American Concilio

I am honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Concilio Scholarship. I will try to live up the expectations of the Latino community. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.


Sincerely,
David Rey
Davis HS
2008

 

Grantee Testimonials


Ana Rivera

I am extremely grateful and honored to have received this scholarship.

 

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