Posts Tagged ‘Claudia De La Cruz’

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

The Definition of Dominican Part 4 | Manhattan Times

Story, photos and video by Sherry Mazzocchi Claudia De la Cruz is an educator, community organizer and the general coordinator of the youth leadership development project at Da Urban Butterflies in Washington Heights. Her parents moved from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx, where she grew up. Being Dominican is a cultural identity. De la […]


Latinas Celebrate Their Womanhood In Washington Heights

Latinas Celebrate Their Womanhood In Washington Heights

BY Claudia De La Cruz Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) It is said in an ancient proverb that “when women gather ‘around the bonfire’ ideas are born, magic grows, wood is burnt, wood becomes hot, they rejoice, celebrate, heal, readjust, invent, create, put things together, pull things apart, burry, give birth …” This […]


Local Activist Claudia De La Cruz Nominated For Mujeres Que Inspiran Award

Local Activist Claudia De La Cruz Nominated For Mujeres Que Inspiran Award

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Claudia De La Cruz, Founder and Executive Director of Da Urban Butterflies (DUB) Youth Leadership Development Project has been nominated as a candidate for 2012’s ‘Mujer Que Inspira by Revista Siempre Mujer’ (Women Who Inspire by Siempre Mujer Magazine). It is a well-deserved nomination and even more exciting, if she […]


Claudia De La Cruz’s outreach work helps teens and young women soar like ‘Urban Butterflies’ | NY Daily News

Claudia De La Cruz's outreach work helps teens and young women soar like 'Urban Butterflies' | NY Daily News

BY Clem Richardson When Claudia De la Cruz explains how she drew on the 2003 Iraq War, the 1960 slaughter of four sisters in the Dominican Republic and urban adolescent angst to create an award-winning organization for teenager girls of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, it makes sense. De la Cruz, 30, is founder and […]

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