Scholarship Grants

Concilio attends every high school senior awards night to give multiple scholarships. Concilio serves numerous schools in Yolo County: Woodland HS, Pioneer HS, Cache Creek Continuation HS, Davis HS, Da Vinci Charter School, 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 the Balet Folklorico Latino de Woodland, and to other organizations that support scholarships.

Assistance to the Neediest in Yolo County

Programs that help this segment of the population include: CommuniCare Health Centers, Elderly Nutrition Program, Yolo Food Bank, Empower Yolo (The Center for Families) Davis Community Meals, STEAC, Mexican Open, Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network (YIIN), National Coalition of Hispanic Organizations,Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference, UFW, National Council de la Raza and others.

Press Releases

Yolo County Concilio 32nd Anniversary Dinner


The Yolo County Concilio awarded 14 students with scholarships for academic excellence and school community service. The Concilio also awarded nine county individuals for Community Service Recognition Awards.


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Yolo County Concilio 30th Anniversary Dinner


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


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


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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2012 Sponsors

Woodland Sponsors



Davis Sponsors


Out of Town Sponsors


Woodland   Davis   Out of Town    

Sheriff Ed Prieto
Fedex (FFmultiprint)
Yolo County Housing
Yolo Federal Credit Union

Val Mata
Frenchy's Liquors
Debbie and Vic Singh

Ullrich ' Delevati CPAs
Sears - Jeff Taylor
Clerk/Recorder - Freddie Oakley
Pacific Coast Producers
Armstrong & Associates
Folklorico Latino de Woodland
Congressman Mike Thompson
Cache Creek High - Principal Olga Nevarez
FSC Satellite Communications
Alderson Convalescent Hospital
Suburban Propane -Julie Merkley
County of Yolo Assessor - Joel Butler

Yolo County Public Guardian/Administrator - Cass Sylvia
 Costco Wholesale
Yolo County Office of Education - Supt. Jorge Ayala
State Farm Insurance - Maria M. Rojas
Yolo Community College District - Trustee Xavier C. Tafoya
Woodland Funeral Chapel - Rosa Rosy Hernandez
Woodland Welding Works - Felix Franco
Mexican American Concilio - Rick Gonzales Jr
Main Event Barbers - Marco Antonio Romero
Yolo County District Attorney - Jeff Reisig
Office of the Yolo County Public Defender - Tracie Olson


Bob Bockwinkel
Virtual Market Enterprise Inc.
Jerry & Teresa Kaneko
Arun Sen
Joyce Trujillo
Steven Basha & Julie Gallelo
Carl & Aladrian Mack
Dan & Fran Maguire
Kathy Williams-Fossdahl

Julie Partain
Wes Honbo DDS
Ameer Alswaf, CPA
Bill Julian
Cosumnes River College
Streng Bros. Homes Inc
Cafe Italia
Angie's Hair Salon
Talbott Solar & Radiant Homes
Dilly-Dally the Clown
Taqueria Guadalajara Grill
Farmers Insurance Group - David Pinto
State Farm Insurance, Raul Herrera
Da Vinci Charter - Principal Rody Boonchouy
Davis High School - Principal Jacqui Moore
Gemini - Rich Falk, Carrie Falk, Blain White & Doug Webster
Helmus Optometry - Dr. Mark Helmus, Dr. JoAnn Helmus & Dr. Alex Baker
Advanced Valley Eye Associates - Dr. Robert Miller
BayTel IT Solutions- Hanh Le
VanderHamm Tire Center - Rich Falk


Viking Propane
Gustavo Arroyo
Washington Unified School Districtt
Cosumnes River College

RiverCats - Meagan Schreiner
Senator Lois Wolk
Supervisor Mike McGowen
River Delta Unified School District - Principal Laura D Uslan
Esparto Unified School District - Supt. Aida Buelna
Rosales Medical Group - Dr. Gustavo Rosales
Mario G Obledo National Coalition of Hispanic Organizations

Grantee Testimonials

Ana Rivera

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