Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
One of the most important and happiest moments in the life of a teenage Latina is the Quinceanera celebration. For Latina teens within the foster care system, this special day can also be difficult to make a reality. Working to make one of these girls dreams come true, Quinceanera.com, The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and Christine Devine from Fox 11 News joined together on March 20th to celebrate an unforgettable quinceanera for Yesenia, a young Latina currently living with a foster family with her sister, Carla.
Beginning at noon at the Culver City Senior Center banquet hall with a Hollywood style glamour photo session, young Yesenia started off the party in a stunning red dress from Roxys Bridal, along with her foster parents and younger sister, whom she appointed to be the maid of honor.
Shortly after, well-known journalist Christine Devine arrived at the event with the Fox 11 News camera crew, recording the fiesta while also detailing the story of the two young sisters which will air Wednesday, March 26 at 10pm in her popular segment Wednesdays Child that helps children in L.A. County foster care find adoptive homes.
It is an honor to be here and Im extremely happy for what organizations such as Quinceanera.com and El Clasificado are doing for these special young girls who need a family, said the popular television news anchor. I met the founders of El Clasificado when they were finalists in the Los Angeles chapter of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year contest and I really liked the way they help Latinos. This is another example of their commitment to the community.
This commitment also reflects a source of pride for Martha de la Torre, founder and CEO of El Clasificado and Quinceanera.com. The most important thing for us is to help Latinos achieve their dreamssuch as young girls with less or little to no resources within in the community. Through this celebration, which is essential to the Hispanic heritage, we have been able to do so.
The big party continued with the traditional waltz dance, which saw Yesenia dancing with her foster father, an exquisite banquet that included authentic Mexican cuisine from the restaurant La Huasteca, and the cutting of an impressive cake while attendees sang the popular Mexican birthday song Las Ma