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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...

Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 Related:

1.    Tell us about yourself.

I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in Fall 2018 with my undergrad in Multidisciplinary Studies. My core concentrations focused on the Fine Arts, Art Education and the Social Sciences. While I was attending UTEP I participated in Students for Sustainability, Environmental Advocates and the Academic Revival of Indigenous Studies and Education. My goal in participating...

Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Related:

1.    Tell us about yourself. 

I was born and raised in Anaheim, California. I moved to El Paso when I was 12. I am the second oldest out of seven children. I am currently in the Master of Arts Nonprofit Management program at the University of Houston-Downtown. I intend to graduate December 2019. I have a B.A. in English/Professional Writing from The University of Texas at San Antonio. I currently reside in El...

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