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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27th Annual Concilio Award 14 Students with Scholarships


Written by David Greenwald
Sunday, 16 October 2011

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.

 

Rick Gonzales, Jr., is the President of the Yolo County Concilio and son of Rick Gonzales, Sr., who founded the organization.

  

 

Clarence Van Hook received one of the Board of Director Awards from Jerry Gonzales, former Davis Police Chief, and also a son of Rick, Sr.  Mr. Van Hook would then entertain the crowd by playing guitar and singing a version of We Are Family.

  

 

Viviana Paez from Univision holds the mic for Mr. Van Hook as he performs for the Saturday evening crowd.

Linda and Herb Yip would receive the other Board of Directors Award, presented by Rick Gonzales, Jr.

 

Public Guardian Cass Sylvia received the Elected Official award for her years of service to the community, not just as public guardian but in a variety of ways through involvement in civic and non-profit groups.

 

Public Guardian Cass Sylvia received the Elected Official award for her years of service to the community, not just as public guardian but in a variety of ways through involvement in civic .

Nancy Gonzalez received a Community Award for her work with incarcerated youth, among other community activities.

 

 

 

Sandy Hermosillo also received a Community Award for providing healthcare to the needy.

 

Stella Tafoya received the Senior Citizen Award for educating needy children.

 

 

Patty Bogle Roncoroni posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her widower Ernie and daughter Jody.

 

 

Patty Bogle Roncoroni posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her widower Ernie and daughter Jody.

Aida Buelna received the Pilar Andrade Award for her work as an educator, principal and administrator, working with impoverished children in rural Yolo County.

 

Dr. Jorge Garcia was acknowledged with the Rick Gonzales, Sr. Award for his work as a doctor and his community work.

 

Davis High Student Emma Phillips receives one of the scholarships.

Daniel Gonzalez of Davis High School

 

Mr. Gonzalez receives acknowledgement from Senator Wolk's Chief of Staff Craig Reynolds, with Assemblymember Mariko Yamada in the background.

 

Anali Rodriguez of Esparto High School

Assemblymember Yamada awards Ms. Rodriguez

 

Abraham Mendoza of Esparto High School focuses on his speech.

 

Yazmin Granados from Delta High School in Clarksburg

 

Omar Parra from Delta High School.

 

 

Bianka Aceves from Pioneer High School

 

 

 

Christian Morales from Pioneer High School.

 

Claudia Guzman from River City High School in West Sacramento.

 

Carlos Soria from River City High School

Mr. Soria is congratulated by Rick Gonzales, Jr.

 

Ilene Reynoso from Winters High School acknowledges her scholarship.

 

David Daniel Sandoval from Winters High School.

Mr. Sandoval congratulated by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada.

 

Anabel Hernandez Torres from Woodland High School is awarded by Assembly member Mariko Yamada

 

David Uribe from Woodland High School speaks upon receiving his scholarship award.

Mr. Uribe awarded by Assembly member Mariko Yamada.

 

 

In all, fourteen students received scholarships on Saturday night.

   


 

Grantee Testimonials


Ana Rivera

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

 

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