The 15th Annual Colorado Rockies Hispanic Leadership Award
Judge Arguello was born and raised in Colorado and is the mother of four, three of whom were adopted. As the eldest daughter of a railroad foreman and barbershop owner, she came from very humble beginnings, but she rose to accomplish many firsts, among them being the first Latina from Colorado to attend Harvard Law School, first Hispanic to be named partner at one of the "big four" Colorado law firms and ultimately, first Hispanic judge of the U.S. District Court of Colorado. Arguello has always had a passion for imparting the importance of education to achieve dreams no matter your situation. After years of speaking engagements at schools and mentoring youth in her spare time, she realized that speaking was not enough. And along with continuously hearing Colorado law firms complain about the difficulty of finding diverse talent in the state, Arguello was inspired four years ago to create "Law School, Yes We Can," the first of its kind in the country. She designed the program to provide real-world guidance to underserved high school and college-bound students that are mostly Latino, but all youth in need of a more level playing field are welcome. Arguel-lo enlisted more than 80 local lawyers at various points in their careers as well as various nonprofits to create a network of people to help find and mentor mostly first-generation high school and college students. The program requires that the students commit to four years of active participation, including taking bimonthly classes on everything from study habits to networking to law school admissions. In it's fourth year, "Law School, Yes We Can" is elevating the state's diverse talent pool and taking substantial steps toward changing the face of the Colorado bar.
2018 Hispanic Leadership Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Hispanic Leadership Award. Recognize someone who goes above and beyond to improve the Hispanic community!
Four finalists will be chosen and each will be honored in their own pregame, onfield ceremony in September. All four finalists will be recognized prior to the game, followed by the announcement of the overall award winner. Among other benefits, the award winner will receive 2019 Rockies Season Tickets.
Four finalists have been chosen this year, and each will be honored in their own pregame, onfield ceremony in September. On Saturday, September 16, all four finalists will be recognized prior to the game, followed by the announcement of the overall award winner. Among other benefits, the award winner will receive 2018 Rockies Season Tickets. On behalf of the Colorado Rockies multicultural committee as well as all of the Colorado Rockies department heads, officers and former award winners who participate in this award process each year, we view all four of these finalists as winners and we are indebted to each of them for their tireless work in the Hispanic community.