C.A.L.L.E de Arizona is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the centuries old beauty, qualities and traits of the Mexican/Hispanic Culture through various forms of Art. Carrying on a powerful Legacy, by instilling and teaching skills in Leadership to our youth. And most importantly by setting the example through the promotion of the importance in a high standard of Education.
I am honored to carry on the legacy of our founding members Mr. Joe Garcia and Mr. Eddie Encinas along with the rest of our C.A.L.L.E. De Arizona board members. We are dedicated to keeping our culture alive and providing an avenue for our youth to showcase their talents and continue their education."
Que Viva Nuestra Cultura!
Thank you for your continued support!
~ Vanessa Ramirez
Vice President / Secretary
The Chandler Coalition for Civil and Human
Rights, Inc. (C3HR) was started in 1997
by Mr. Joe Garcia and Mr. Eddie Encinas
as a resul of the Chandler Police Department
and Border Patrol operations conducted
“round ups” to remove undocumented
people living in the City of Chandler
and others, resulting in settlements.
After the lawsuits were settled, C3HR
began looking at ways to demonstrate to the
city and the police department of Chandler
that we were going to be a positive part
of the community.
As a result of our brainstorming we began
sponsoring the Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua
Races and the mariachi festival in
downtown Chandler, now known as the
C.A.L.L.E DE ARIZONA Mariachi &
Folklorico Festival. These events raise funds
for scholarships awarded to students in our
community that are in the pursuit of a college
education. Over the years this organization
has been very successful at completing its
Vanessa Ramirez - President
Julianna Rodriguez - Vice President / Secretary
Mike Esparza- Community Relations Board Member
Oliverio Balcells - Board Member
Diana Calderon - Board Member