Experienced community organizer with history of visioning and implementing programs to serve low-income and minority populations. Understanding of Hispanic culture and language. Ability to find new ways to effect changes. Committed to treating all with dignity.
Co-organized "River of Hunger" Symposium at Pacific Lutheran University
Planned two-day event including address by National bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Scheduled international speakers
Set up workshops
Created program and materials
Participated in start up of a new non-profit organization in Belfair, WA
Served as Board Member, treasurer and vice president on local charity that helped elderly and disabled remain in their homes. Also served on the Capital Campaign fund for building of a senior center.
Co-founder and treasurer of coalition formed for purpose of combining efforts of local churches in service to families and children in area, particularly immigrants and poor. Was instrumental in starting the Backpack and Holiday and summer lunch programs for grade school children, including purchasing basic foods for the program. Helped in fund raising and grant writing.
Created monthly financial reports for the Coalition and its individual programs.
Volunteered as individual tutor for Spanish-speaking children who recently
moved to the United States and served as liaison between families and school at teacher conferences. Worked with counselors to explain cultural differences in the children's behavior.
Expanded a local Children's Christmas Drive by organizing the first Charity Dinner in Cabo San Lucas, raising $6,500.00 and allowing us to buy foods for families along with gifts for the children. As we became more active we formed Amigos de los Ninos, a non-profit still in existence in Cabo San Lucas.
2011-Evangelical Lutheran Church Hunger Leaders' Conference, Detroit,MI
2010-"Hearts Yearning for Justice" Conference, Tijuana, Mexico
2009-Evangelical Lutheran Church Hunger Leaders' Conference,Denver,CO
2008-Evangelical Lutheran Church Hunger Leaders' Conference, Columbus,OH
2008-Non-Profit Center Board Training Conference, Tacoma,WA
2006-Developing Hearts Yearning for Justice, Tijuana, Mexico
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