Meet the Staff: Cicily

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in rural New Mexico then attended college for four years in New York City. Now that I have moved to El Paso to be closer with my family, I am enjoying the warm weather and great Mexican food. I spend my free time cooking, listening to music, or spending time with my family. I love to travel, and I cannot wait to do more of that when it is safe to do so. 

2.     Give us a description of what you do for the El Paso United Community Resiliency Center.  

I am a Resiliency Navigator with the El Paso United Community Resiliency Center, some of my duties include working with clients and connecting them to resources in the community that fit their needs and address new needs as they come up, as we all journey through recovering from the pandemic.

3.     Why is this work so important to our community?

This work is important to El Paso because it builds trust within our community. It shows to our community that no one is alone in this pandemic, we are working together to ensure that individuals who are struggling have hope by getting financial relief. Some people have no one to turn to and we want to make sure the community can turn to the Community Resiliency Center for support.

4.     What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at the El Paso United Community Resiliency Center? 

Working on this project makes me grateful that the El Paso community has great people and organizations that are willing to help others in the community navigate through such a difficult time. Having these resources in the community that provide financial and medical aid, is crucial to our work at the Community Resiliency Center and I know our clients have hope that their basic needs will be met.

5.     What interests you the most about your position at the El Paso Community Resiliency Center?

I am most interested in meeting different people and providing assistance in any way I can to make the process of navigating through the various community resources easier. Just being able to be a helping hand and connecting individuals to resources and services that will lead to a positive outcome most interests me.

6.     Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the El Paso United Community Resiliency Center team.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb

The El Paso United Community Resiliency Center is dedicated to serving families financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the navigation of our trained Resiliency Navigators, we connect individuals and/or families to basic needs assistance, i.e. rental and utility assistance. Learn More.