Ligia Booker, Founder of La Luz Center
Founded in 1985 by a small group of volunteers led by Ligia Booker, La Luz Center created a safe place for immigrants to go for help in emergencies and in building their new lives. Since its founding, La Luz has functioned as the primary resource in Sonoma Valley for disadvantaged families experiencing economic and social crises and seeking opportunities to become economically self-sufficient. Today La Luz focuses on providing essential upstream skills to educate and empower our community.
Our mission is to be a catalyst for change in Sonoma Valley through health, education and financial security. The vision is one Sonoma Valley community, working together, where all have equal opportunity to succeed. We focus our efforts on programs addressing Education, Health and Wellness and Financial Security.
- 2010 El Consulado General de México — for promoting traditions and cultures of Mexico over the past ten years.
- 2013 Jefferson Award — for Excellence in Community Service and Civic Engagement
- 2014 North Bay Leadership Council — for Empowering the Latino Community
How You Can Help
There are a variety of ways you can support La Luz financially and socially. Please visit our "Support Us" page to learn more.