FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS

Name: Fabiola Osorio

Program: McPherson Family Resource Center

Why do I do What I Do? 

I thoroughly enjoy helping members of my community find the resources available to meet their basic needs. I enjoy encouraging them to go reach further by offering them the tools necessary to develop their leadership skills and to become self-sufficient and active members of their community. I feel very proud when I see them grow and achieve their goals.

Disfruto el poder ayudar a miembros de mi comunidad a encontrar los recursos disponibles para cubrir sus necesidades básicas e impulsarlos a ir más allá dándoles las herramientas necesarias para desarrollar habilidades de liderazgo necesarias para ser autosuficientes y ser miembros activos en la comunidad. Siento gran satisfacción cuando los veo lograr todas sus metas.


Name:  Miriam Rodriguez

Program:  McPherson Family Resource Center

Why do I do What I Do? 

I love when I can see parents more involved at school, helping in projects or taking classes to learn how to attain a better future.

Me encanta poder ver a los padres más involucrados en la escuela, ayudando enlos proyectos o tomando clases para aprender cómo pueden prepararse para un futuro mejor.

 


Name:  Leticia Gonzalez

Program:  McPherson Family Resource Center

Why do I do What I Do? 

I do my work in order to help families meet their basic needs by giving them the necessary information they need. I help them to have a better quality of life for themselves and for their families so that they can excel and thus achieve a better future. Doing this makes me feel really good.


Name: Jocelyn Rueda

Program:  McPherson Family Resource Center

Why do I do What I Do?

People come to the FRC from different places and come in for different reasons. No matter what the reason the FRC try to help them in any way possible. I love to be a part of this helpful community who have made a difference in peoples lives.  


Name:  Lupita Melgoza

Program:  Phillips Family Resource Center

Why do I do What I Do? 

I do the work that I do because I want to give back to the community that once helped my family. It's motivating for me to see other families and know that I can help them and make a difference in their life. 


Name:  Yessica Toral

Program:  Phillips Family Resource Center & SparkPoint Coordinator

Why do I do What I Do? 

While growing up, I received a lot of financial and moral assistance from different organizations that helped me get an education. Now, I want to give back to my community by assisting those in need.


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Name: Yesenia Gonzalez

Program: Phillips Family Resource Center

Why Do I Do What I Do?

I do what I do because it genuinely makes me happy. To see the community I grew up in be empowered by the resources we can provide them makes everything worthwhile.


Name: Ligia Navarette

Program: Phillips Family Resource Center

Why Do I Do What I Do?

When I arrived in Napa 14 years ago, I knew no one. When my daughters started school, I met a lady who started telling me about all the events and programs that my family could benefit. From that moment I decided that helping others is very rewarding. I started volunteering at school and looking at the newspaper for information that I shared with my neighbors and friends. This job gives me the opportunity to help not only my acquaintances but the whole neighborhood.  It gives me great satisfaction and joy. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to help people make a positive change in their lives.


Leadership Academies

Name:  Brodie Azevedo

Program:  Youth Leadership Program

Why do I do What I Do?  

I am passionate about helping young people find their voice and to take leadership among their peers and adults in the community. It is exciting to see youth share power with adults and work together to create a stronger community.

 


Name:  Laura Sanchez

Program:  Youth Leadership Program

Why do I do What I Do? 

I work here because ever since I was part of the LAYLA program, I began to enjoy the idea of giving back, being involved, and experiencing new things. Mainly, I do what I do because I want to be another individual that can be approached and trusted by all the youth, as well as parents, by being open and available for them.


Name: Mary Alvarez

Program: Youth Leadership Program

Why Do I Do What I Do?

I have always loved working with youth. The Youth Leadership Program gives me the opportunity to work with wonderful youth from my community. I get to build relationships with them and have the freedom to develop the program with others who are as passionate about this job as I am.


Name: Ana Rodriguez

Program: Youth Leadership Program

Why Do I Do What I Do?

The reason why I'm an intern at McPherson is because I want to learn and gain experience from being a leader. Having this opportunity and having hands on experience will help me in the long term. Even though this is not the career I want to do, I know it helps prepare me for my future career.


CITIZENSHIp LEGAL SERVICES

Name:  Noemi Degante Blancas

Program: Citizenship Legal Services and Youth Leadership at McPherson and Phillips Elementary School

Why do I do What I Do?  

I enjoy talking and helping people and at the same time helping Napa increase its number of leaders in its community.


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Name:  Consuelo Amezcua

Program: Citizenship Legal Services

Why do I do What I Do?  

I enjoy my work at Citizenship Legal Services because it is my passion to help the immigrant community. By providing low-cost immigration services, CLS allows me positively impact the greater community of Napa


Name: Jaclyn Kordell

Program: Neighborhood Initiative

Why do I do What I Do?

Every day I am inspired by the families who step out of their comfort zones to make a positive change in their family's life.  I am inspired by the youth who engage in real community projects that make a difference in the Napa community while at the same time learning about who they are and how they fit into this world.  I have great joy in working with staff who are committed to their own personal and career growth while at the same time supporting our youth and families.  I couldn't imagine doing anything else.