MIWISCONSIN, a nonprofit, Hispanic/Latino digital media outlet based in Madison, recently chose Nidia Alcantar of Norwalk as one of the five women it honored statewide for Latin Women’s Month.
Alcantar works as a translator/secretary for the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District and serves on the Norwalk Village Board. Also, she is a member of Couleecap’s board, works as an on-call interpreter for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and helps out at the Monroe County Health Department.
She also is known to help local Hispanic residents with food, money, clothes, rent, and translation services.
Born in Houston, Texas, Alcantar lived in Brownsville, Texas, for 19 years and has been in Wisconsin for 24 ½ years.
Along with her nomination, these comments about Alcantar were posted to Facebook:
• “Nidia Alcantar from Norwalk, Wis., is always willing to help. She is a pillar of the Hispanic community in our area. She works with the school district, the county, and brings opportunities and a lot of help to people. She’s our bridge of communication with the local government, she organizes events, she gets help during difficult times; anyway, she’s always willing to help without expecting anything in return. Thank you, Nidia, for everything you do for people.”
• “(Nidia) is a woman who is always there for all those who need them; Hispanic people she also helps to collaborate with the community.”
• “No hesitation and with her eyes closed, Nidia Karina Alcantar of Norwalk, Wis., spurs and helps those seeking their help. She is a great human being, always supporting the Latino community.”
Alcantar said about her nomination, “Feels very good; excited and happy all of these families have nominated me.”
A video featuring Alcantar and the other award recipients is available at www.facebook.com/miwisconsin/videos/1648820645302258.