1.     Tell us about yourself.

I am an El Paso native; born and raised Irvin graduate. My background is in law enforcement and I began my career in 2005 after receiving my degree in Criminal Justice. However, I realized that my passion was in helping individuals with mental health concerns. I’m recently returned to school and am now in my second year of grad school studying clinical mental health with an...

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1.    Tell us about yourself.

I’m a native El Pasoan and I hold a degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Texas A&M University.  I started my career as an intern with State Senator Eliot Shapleigh working on the creation of the Bowie High School Jardin project. From there, I went on to work as an Americorps VISTA for the Texas Hunger Initiative. I later served as the Community Engagement Coordinator for...

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Tell us about yourself. 

I am an El Paso native. I have about 7 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. I worked as a parent educator with the Parents as Teachers program before switching over to my current position as Education and Career Coordinator/VISTA Leader.  I am a strong believer in community service, and community engagement. Our community connects us and gives us a sense of place and belonging....

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Tell us about yourself.

After living in Austin for 23 years, I made the decision to come home to El Paso. While setting out to pursue a degree in the medical field, I worked in early childhood settings. Little did I know, I had stumbled upon my true calling. I have taught children between 2 and 5 years old for more than 20 years and spent the last 16 teaching and providing administrative support at a small-private school with...

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Tell us about yourself.

My name is Daniela Lastra and I am a native El Pasoan who recently moved back after spending three years in Austin discovering my passion for community and nonprofit work. 

Prior to joining the United Way of El Paso County team, I was working as a development manager for a Latina youth empowerment organization. In this role, I assisted in stewarding donor relations, special events, grants, and...

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When the migrant hospitality centers providing support to asylum seekers in El Paso began seeing a dramatic increase a few weeks ago, college student Janet Gutierrez knew she needed to commit her spare time to volunteering.      

“What motivated me to volunteer is the opportunity to be able to help others and make a difference for a group of people or even one person,” said Gutierrez. “Knowing that my work is valued and seeing the positive...

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