Teresa Brice (LF ’06) is among the 2016 Arizona Latina Trailblazers being honored in June by the Raul H. Castro Institute at Phoenix College. She will join a cohort of civil rights pioneers, politicians, and leaders of industry who are shining examples of the Latina community in the state.
A recognized leader in the housing industry, Brice founded Housing for Mesa, a nonprofit housing development company that served low-income and Latino communities. Her work paved the way for hundreds of Latino families to purchase homes and take a vested interest in their communities. She went on to serve as Executive Director for LISC Phoenix, where she focused on the revitalization of low-income and minority communities, until her retirement in 2014.
Brice will be joined by 3 other honorees: education leader Armida Guerena Bittner, artist Annie Lopez, and community health leader Elizabeth Ortiz de Valdez. The eighth annual Arizona Latina Trailblazers celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Phoenix Art Museum.