Julia Sierra Memorial Scholarship

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**For English see below**


Julia Sierra emigro de Cuba a los Estados Unidos en 1969 en busca de un mejor futuro para su familia. Enviudo a los 38 anos y aun así valientemente emigro a San Francisco en 1969, con solo una maleta y sus tres hijos. Siempre guiada por su fe, la cual la llevo primeramente a la parroquia de San Antonio, y anos después a la parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Mientras la mayor parte de su vida en los Estados Unidos la vivio cultivando un hogar para su familia, su amor y sacrificio incondicional guío a sus hijos e hija recibir una educación y logro que los tres triunfaran en sus carreras. Sus cuatro nietos continúan en el mismo camino, todos completando sus estudios universitarios y realizando sus metas. La familia de Julia era mas bien pobre y ella solo llego al sexto grado antes de empezar a trabajar. Soño con ser enfermera pero vivio la mayoría de su vida trabajando como costurera en una factoría de ropa. Aunque no pudo seguir sus estudios, Julia siempre buscaba aprender e informarse. Leia diariamente, cocía y cocinaba.

Desde que llego a los Estados Unidos ella proveyó apoyo e inspiración a sus hijos tanto como a sus nietos a continuar sus estudios y educarse tanto como insistir que el trabajo y el estudio no se persigue con nada menos que con un esfuerzo total. Esta misma actitud nos a inspirado a tratar de ayudar a otras personas en circunstancias semejantes. Es por eso que deseamos establecer la “Julia Sierra Memorial Scholarship Fund” con la intención de honrar su memoria y sus valores. El primer paso a realizar esto es recibir donaciones. Le agradeceríamos que en vez de enviar flores donaran a esta causa en memoria de nuestra Mima, nuestra Abuelita. Para donar haz click al enlace. Muchisimas gracias.

English:

Julia Sierra moved to the United States from Cuba in 1969 to afford her family with greater opportunity. At 38-years-old, she was a widow, and found strength to emigrate to San Francisco bearing only one suitcase and her three children. She always said that she was guided by her enormous sense of faith, which ultimately led her to first be a part of St. Anthony's Parish, and later Our Lady of the Rosary. While she spent most of her time in the United States being a caretaker for her family, her unconditional love and sacrifice allowed her three children to receive an education and become very successful in their respective careers. Her four grandchildren continued on to do the same, as they were all able to pursue a college education and are now on the paths to fulfilling their dreams and goals in their careers.

Because Julia came from a modest family in Cuba, she was only able to attend school until the sixth grade. She dreamt of someday being a nurse, but spent the majority of her life there working as a seamstress at a men's clothing factory. Though she was not able to continue on with her formal education, she always made a continuous effort to keep learning. She was an avid reader, quilter, and chef.

Since she moved to the United States, she persistently motivated her children and grandchildren to pursue an education; excel at school; and work hard, no matter what the circumstances. Her resilience and positive attitude propelled us all, and the Julia Sierra Memorial Scholarship Fund intends to do the same. In honor of Julia, we'd like to formally establish a scholarship opportunity for children of single immigrant mothers who are a part of St. Anthony's parish or Our Lady of the Rosary church.

The first step to making this a reality is receiving your donation. We'd like to suggest that you help us, in lieu of flowers, and in loving memory of Abuelita, Mima, or Julia Sierra. You can do so by clicking the link below, anything you can offer is greatly appreciated by the entire family.
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