Over the past several years, Sandra has served on the Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition (YAAPC) providing an annual Teen Summit, designed to encourage, motivate and train students on the harmful effects of gangs, alcohol tobacco and other drugs and teenage pregnancy; while also equipping students with college preparation information. She also has assisted with the annual Back to School Rally in providing thousands of book bags filled with school supplies to financially challenged youth throughout Winnebago County.
Sandra is the past President of Rockford Area Mexican Business Association (RAMBA). As a result of her leadership and commitment with RAMBA the association has given countless scholarships to high school students to advance the student’s goals in obtaining a college degree. Sandra is a board member with the Rockford Soccer Association. She assists each year in the planning of thousands of Latino men, women, boys and girls to participate in soccer; reducing violence & premature pregnancies’ in the community; while building strong and healthy families. Sandra is a sponsor of numerous soccer teams and serves as a mentor to many of the adolescent females participating in the soccer league, as well.
Sandra’s passion for working with youth to create opportunities, fuels her relentless and tireless commitment to building a brighter future and a healthier community for Winnebago County.