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GCI Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Last Friday evening, Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) kicked off Hispanic Heritage month with the 29th annual Blanco y Negro award gala at Westin Crown Center hotel.

In its 95th year of service to the Latino community of greater Kansas City, GCI ‘s gala is Kansas City’s Latino community’s premier formal awards banquet, gathering civic leaders to honor individuals and businesses serving the area’s Latino community. It also serves as the formal kickoff to Hispanic Heritage month locally. Funds raised annually benefit all GCI programming. In addition to awards, GCI also presented the Tony Aguirre Scholarships to nine local Latino students. The purpose of this award is to assist Latino high school students who are in pursuit of a private secondary education and to assist graduates from Alta Vista Charter High School pursue post-secondary education.