Equity Champion

Championing equity is a very important part of my work.  Below is a summary of my most recent work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as samples of my work in this space.

In 2019 and in 2021, I led the marketing and communications efforts for a national cohort of YMCAs to fundraise in support of the Puerto Rico YMCAs’ recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria.  Below is an example of the fundraising collateral produced, in both English and Spanish.  We were able to raise $70,000 ($20,000 above our goal!) in 2019 to support the recovery of the Puerto Rico Ys. The 2021 campaign is still ongoing. 

THE 2021 CASE FOR SUPPORT

In the fall of 2019 on behalf the Dallas YMCA Latinx employee resource group, I planned and led a Know Your Rights discussion with local law enforcement and legal experts.

We leveraged their expertise in matters of immigration, visas, traffic stops, and detainment in a virtual experience to benefit our staff and Latinx communities.  Click the image below to view the discussion on YouTube.21

Recent DEI Work and Roles

Board Member | Girls on the Run DFW Current
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing girls’ physical, emotional, and social competencies.

Equity Champion | YMCA of the USA 2018-Present
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as the national resource office for over 2,700 YMCAs throughout the nation.

  • Steering Committee Member for Campeones Unidos, the YMCA’s Hispanic/Latinx Employee Resource Group, providing support and help with the career and personal development of ERG members, and working to address issues facing the Latinx community, inside and outside of the workplace.
  • Mentor in the YUSA’s Multicultural Mentor Program, guiding multicultural staff people throughout the nation to aid in career preparation and professional development.
  • Curriculum Writer for YUSA’s Women’s Mentor Program, designing, developing, and launching content to enhance women’s career development across all national YMCAs.
  • Member of the National Hispanic Latino Leadership Network’s Puerto Rico Task Force, created to support the YMCAs in San Juan and Ponce, Puerto Rico in their recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Created the integrated communications plan and designed the bilingual collateral to support fundraising efforts, raising over $70,000.