Your Position? I’m a Bilingual Program Assistant for All-In!
What led you to your current position?
As a first-generation woman of color who graduated from Humboldt State University in May, I wanted to get involved with an organization that was about giving back to the community, more specifically, working with youth in education! I was recommended to apply to Seneca through a close friend of mine who is now my supervisor! SHOUTOUT to Brenda G!
“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
― Malala Yousafzai
What does your average day look like?
My day as a Program Assistant changes from day to day. I’m always in communication with multiple staff in different school sites and directors. Our position also consists of key communication between the schools and our students’ families to ensure their child is receiving the special education and mental health services they need to succeed! This means scheduling IEP meetings, translating/interpreting documents and meetings for our Spanish speaking families, as well as being a reliable source for our school data systems.
Why do you do this work?
I do this work for the youth and their families and for the close relationships I am building across the program!