Latino students awarded scholarships by Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities®/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources® (HACER®) college scholarships recipients. Winners will be recognized at an awards celebration this June.


On April 21, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and the McDonald’s® Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region gathered leaders from the Latino community at the Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia, to select fifteen Latino high school seniors to be awarded up to $5,000 RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources® (HACER®) college scholarships. Over the past decade, more than $300,000 in scholarships has been awarded in the Greater Philadelphia region.

(Pictured left to right): (back row) Jose Rodriguez, Director of Intercultural Affairs, Penn State University, Abington; Carmen Stallworth-Clark, Human Resources Manager, Concilio; Frank Franco, Owner/Operator, McDonald’s; Ray Yabor; Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ; Holly Irving, Univision; Ruben Reyes, Lyquix; Mel Gomez, Tek Lado; Miguel Melendez, Director of Leadership, ASPIRA PA; Juan Guerra, Executive Director, ACLAMO; Angelica Martinez-Carrasquillo, Thomas Edison High School c/o Philadelphia Youth Network ; (front row) Pam Cornforth, Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware; Veronica Vasko, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator, Latin American Community Center; Rosa Rosado, Owner/Operator, McDonald’s; Diana Dahl, Director of Youth Development, ASPIRA PA; Maritza Padua for Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, 7th District, City Hall; Maria Torres, Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County; Nyra Aguilera-Lugo, Thomas Edison High School c/o Philadelphia Youth Network.