MN Twins honor Ramona Arreguin de Rosales

The Major League Baseball and Minnesota Twins Baseball Organizations chose Ramona Arreguin de Rosales of St. Paul and the founder of Academia Cesar Chavez, as the 2016 “Seat 21” honoree.  Arreguin de Rosales was recognized at the Twins game on Sept. 7.

Each Major League Baseball team is recognizing a community member who symbolizes the humanitarian values of the late Roberto Clemente, National Baseball Hall of Famer, 15-time All-Star and philanthropist.

Arreguin de Rosales has dedicated over 45 years of her life working and advocating for the Latino community. She has created many opportunities for the community through the several community-based organizations she has founded. Some of these organizations include Academia Cesar Chavez — a bilingual pre-k through sixth grade charter school at 1800 Ames Ave. E., where she also served as executive director from 2001 through 2015. She also created the hispanic pre-college program at the University of St. Thomas, and La Clinica, a health services clinic located on the West Side of St. Paul. She worked on behalf of latino students by creating scholarship opportunities for them at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. She has worked with legislators on both state and national levels to advocate for the educational opportunities for latinos. Ramona’s strong ties between the Mexican government and Minnesota resulted in the establishment of the first Mexican Consulate in St. Paul, located on the East Side at 797 East Seventh St.

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