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Adelante grabs award for volunteer service

Adelante Mujeres of Forest Grove was among the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Awards announced recently by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service (OVCVAS).

The nonprofit will be recognized during the 2015 Governor's Volunteer Awards Luncheon, which will take place Monday, Oct. 12, in Salem.

Adelante Mujeres was recognized for its Chicas Youth Development Program, which empowers Latina girls in third through 12th grade through community leadership and civic engagement.

Briana Larios was also selected as a regional winner in the youth volunteer category for her role with Adelante Mujeres. The awards honor 18 individuals or duos and 10 volunteer programs. Of those, eight are state-level awards, and 22 are regional awards. Award recipients were selected by panels of volunteer engagement leaders from across the state. The OVCVAS organizes the awards program. Wells Fargo bank sponsors the awards and will make a cash grant to a nonprofit organization of each winner's choice.