Senator Leyva Honors Unidos Por La Música in Ontario as “Nonprofit of the Year”

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to recognize Unidos Por La Música (United by Music) as the 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year” for 2022.

Based in Ontario, Unidos Por La Música serves the greater Inland Empire region by fulfilling its stated mission to “to promote economic self-sufficiency and upward mobility to low-income community residents through education and the power of music.” (1) Through the unifying power of music, Unidos Por La Música seeks to heal and serve individuals and communities experiencing difficulties by providing social welfare support to those in need.

Senator Leyva’s office has previously partnered with Unidos Por La Música in several ways, including:

  • Provided the organization with Thanksgiving meal bags—which included turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixings—for local families that they work with;
  • Supplied toys to the organization to distribute during the holiday season for local families;
  • Presented certificates of recognition at Unidos Por La Música events where they have raised scholarships for undocumented students;
  • District Representative Edgar Castelan was featured in a Univision “Despierta América” segment which highlighted a food distribution organized by Unidos Por La Música.

“For years, Team Leyva has partnered and worked with Unidos Por La Música to help improve the lives of children and families across the 20th State Senate District,” Senator Leyva said.  “I am honored to recognize Unidos Por La Música as the ‘Nonprofit of the Year” for 2022.  The nonprofit’s tireless work for over a decade now to improve education, alleviate hunger, strengthen health access and so much more is truly commendable and certainly helps to uplift our local communities across the district and region.  I look forward to continue collaborating with Unidos Por La Música as they use the power of music to inspire and support residents in our region that may need assistance.”

Senator Leyva and the California Association of Nonprofits recognized Unidos Por La Música as “Nonprofit of the Year” at a celebration in Sacramento.