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The Aparecio Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3 charity that provides mentoring, academic support, and scholarship programs for high-potential, low-income women in Chicago Public High Schools (CPS).


My name is Alicia Ponce and I chose to run with The Aparecio Foundation because I was looking for a foundation to support; one with a cause that I can relate to. I had been training for 2 months with no luck of finding a match. When I met Kelly and Jessica I knew right away that I found my match. I heard about Aparecio and the wonderful resources and mentoring opportunities it is providing young ladies. I believe strongly in providing positive role models and messages for our youth, and more specifically for young woman. It's important to connect young woman with successful and creative women to talk about choices for schools, careers, and healthy living in general.

I will be running the 2010 Chicago Half Marathon, September 12, 2010 

Something I haven't told you about myself is I am an Architect, (check out this link for more information on apMonArch, with a passion for eco friendly design for live, work, and play spaces. I've gladly visited many CPS schools on career day to speak about my profession and answer any questions that students may have.

When I'm not busy with Architecture, you can find me on the theatre stage. Occasionally I will perform with live theatre. My upcoming performance will be on July 21st at the Goodman Theater for "Las Soldaderas".

Thank you for your contribution!  To learn more about The Aparecio Foundation please visit  You can also email Jessica George at
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