Dallas, October 1, 2021 – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Campeonoes Unidos, the Dallas Y’s Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group, is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the affects the COVID-19 pandemic has had, specifically, on the Latino community in North Texas. The event will be hosted with a small number of guests on the UNT Dallas campus on October 8. The community is encouraged to join virtually.

The discussion will be facilitated by Gloria Campos, retired WFAA- TV News Anchor and two-time Hall of Fame recipient. The panel will consist of the following

  • Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District
  • David Dominguez, Executive Director of Grant Thornton LLP
  • Angela Shaw, Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Dallas
  • Jose da Silva, Dean of Students at UNT Dallas
  • Cristal Retana, Director of Government/Community Relations for Children’s Health and La Alianza Founding Partner

Events such as this elevate the importance of working in collaboration with community to uplift inequalities experienced in some segments of our population.  Employee Resource Groups provide harmony for teams that share common interests and support our organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts.” Says Giselle Patterson, Executive Director of the T. Boon Pickens YMCA and Chairperson of Campenones Unidos. “At the Y, we seek to unite with multiple stakeholders to best fulfill our mission to serve all.

Participants can register for the virtual event on October 8th here: https://www.ymcadallas.org/form/campeones-unidos-building-back-s




About Campeones Unidos

Campeones Unidos (United Champions) is the Dallas YMCA’s Hispanic Latino Employee Resource Group. The group works toward an organization and community in which the issues and inequities faced by Latinos/Hispanics are addressed, Latino/Hispanic accomplishments are celebrated, and the people they represent are not seen as visitors, but an integral fiber of the fabric that is America.  This is a space for Latinos, Hispanics, Allies, and YMCA staff as a whole.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Yout Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at www.ymcadallas.org.


Authored by: cmccauley