Faith moves Cabral to help others find God

Dos Mundos Women’s History Month honoree Jessica Cabral has found her life’s purpose: to help others get close to God and find happiness through him.Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Cabral works as the director of religious education at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Kansas City, Kansas.“It is an honor to work helping the community,” she said. “I […]

Women’s History Month: Nino continues embracing life at age 90

By Chara Dos Mundos Women’s History Month honoree Alba Nino (Niño in Spanish) loves her life.A native of Colombia, Nino moved to the United States with her husband, Numael Nino, to whom she was married for 34 years until his death. The economic situation in Colombia forced them to find a better quality of life, […]

Olivas helping homebuyers through work at First Federal Bank

By Angie Baldelomar Former KCTV-5 reporter Sandra Olivas has changed places of work: She is now at First Federal Bank of Kansas City.In January, she started her position as community development officer there. Her work involves seeking ways for bankers to volunteer in the community to teach financial literacy classes and the steps to buying […]

Women’s History Month: Piedra empowering immigrants through the law

By Tere Siqueira Each March, to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Jessica Piedra, a Kansas City area immigrant rights advocate and lawyer.The mother of two has been involved in immigration rights since high school. After finishing college […]

Women’s History Month: Lopez Galvan pursuing mission of helping the community

By Chara Lisa Lopez Galvan’s love and dedication for her community has inspired her to help many people to pursue their dream jobs.For 15 years, Lopez Galvan worked in the Roeland Park, Kansas, Police Department. Then, the Kansas City, Missouri, native decided to start a new career path.“I was a court clerk and I was […]

Women’s History Month: Acosta helps community through her work at Truman

By Angie Baldelomar Jackie Acosta has been a nurse for 14 years, but she never considered nursing as a career until after graduating college with another degree.“Nursing is my second career,” Acosta said. “I graduated from college and I still kind of wasn’t fulfilled, and (it) kind of took me a little bit to figure […]

KC native excited to help his community as KC SBA district director

By Angie BaldelomarFor Isabel Gutierrez, education has been at the center of most of her life.A native of Mexico, Gutierrez moved to the Kansas City area when she was 6 years old. Since she was young, she has felt a passion to teach and empower future generations.“That was (always) my passion, to empower the community […]

Women’s History Month: Gutierrez works to empower Hispanic community in KC

By Angie BaldelomarFor Isabel Gutierrez, education has been at the center of most of her life.A native of Mexico, Gutierrez moved to the Kansas City area when she was 6 years old. Since she was young, she has felt a passion to teach and empower future generations.“That was (always) my passion, to empower the community […]

Women’s History Month: Garcia fights her way into the sports world

By Tere SiqueiraEach March, to honor Women’s History Month, Dos Mundos honors Latinas whose accomplishments have helped and/or inspired the community. One of this year’s eight honorees is Lilia Garcia, a senior social media specialist at ESPN and a former Dos Mundos writer.At ESPN, Garcia develops content plans for the sports network’s social media platforms […]

Many Kansans still not receiving unemployment benefits

Kansas keep having issues with their unemployment checks.On Feb. 26, protesters marched on the Capitol in Topeka, demanding action from the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), claiming to have gone weeks or months without unemployment checks.Many Kansans also complain they cannot reach representatives to get help.“You call and you just want to cry because you can’t […]