Alumna Sonia B. Castellanos Honored by Women and Girls Lead: Austin

University of Texas School of Social Work alumna Sonia B. Castellanos will be honored as one of the women currently featured in KLRU’s Women and Girls Lead: Austin, which celebrates extraordinary women and girls who are making a difference in the local community.

The free event will be held Thursday, August 23, in KLRU’s Studio 6A at 7:00 p.m.

Castellanos, MSSW ’04, is the program director for Con Mi MADRE (Mothers and Daughters Raising Expectations), a service unit of The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

Con Mi MADRE is a college preparatory program providing Hispanic female students and their mothers with the educational and social support needed to help students graduate high school and pursue higher education.

Women and Girls Lead is a multi-year public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls.