Hilda Villegas is the lead organizer of Familias Unidas del Chamizal, an organizing project of La Mujer Obrera. She works diligently to ensure that residents — in one of the poorest areas in Texas — have the resources and support they need. Through her leadership, Hilda organized residents and city officials to help secure her neighborhood’s first public library and community center.
Hilda works with parents trying to navigate the school system, helps families in need of housing, translates for elders seeking healthcare, works to be a resource for youth in her community. Through her leadership, Hilda ensures parents and single mothers can participate in community meetings and advocacy.
Hilda’s commitment, determination and care for her community has a long and established track-record. She is driven by her love for her family and her community. Hilda was born and raised in barrio Chamizal and is a single mother of 4 children.