State Assemblymember Chris Holden will honor Pasadena community activist Stella Murga as his “Woman of the Year” for her outstanding accomplishments in the 41st Assembly District. Each year the Assembly honors women of distinction who enhance the quality of life for others in their Assembly districts.
A first-generation Mexican-American, Stella Murga has spent more than 20 years working with young people with a focus on student achievement. She established the Adelante Youth Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on guiding youth to develop their full personal, academic and career potential.
Under Stellaâ€™s direction, Adelante Youth Alliance produces the two largest college and career conferences in California.
â€œOur state has a rich history of women who have made lasting contributions to their communities through their public service and activism,â€ said Assemblymember Holden. â€œStella Murga exemplifies that spirit through her work advocacy for better education for all of Californiaâ€™s young people.â€
Ms. Murga will be honored during ceremonies at the State Capitol on Monday, March 9.