I am the oldest daughter of a Mexican-American woman who started life as a migrant farm worker. Spending so much time with her 8 siblings and their children, I understood Spanish; however, always responded in English. Starting in third grade, the Chicago school system had a program wherein the goal was to make Hispanic students fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish. During the next nine years of classes, I became bilingual.
Having been a long-time resident of Prosper, I have watched the town grow from 1400 people in 2000, to its current size. I was fortunate to be involved at the
inception of the Two-Way Language program in 2004. That involvement was my first introduction to Prosper’s Hispanic community.
I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the clients of Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors Food Pantry. Being fluent in Spanish enables me to communicate with 61% of our clientele in their first language. My life experiences have prepared me for this position, which I am eager to take head on.
My mother is the epitome of the American dream. I am confident with your help
and generosity, we can play a small part in helping others achieve their American