Celebration for Para Los Niños new Executive Director will be at Classic Eats June 20

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Celebration for Para Los Niños new Executive Director will be at Classic Eats June 20
Start:
June 20, 2019 5:00 pm
End:
June 20, 2019 7:00 pm
Category:
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Updated:
June 13, 2019
Venue:
Classic Eats
Address:
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918 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

All are invited for an afternoon of amazing music and celebration as Para Los Niños welcomes its new Executive Director, Virginia Herrera-Páramo, at Classic Eats on Thursday, June 20.

Para Los Niños is a grassroots community non-profit organization founded by members of the community it serves—the growing immigrant, Spanish-speaking population in South King County. Para Los Niños supports the education of Latino children, with a focus on early childhood development; maintains and promotes their culture and language; and teaches English as a second language in order to develop leadership and civic engagement for parents in the community.

Para Los Niños was selected as ‘Citizen of the Year’ in 2018 by the City of Burien.

Virginia Herrera-Páramo, Para Los Niños’ new Executive Director. (Photo credit: Natalia Arana-Herrera)

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, from 5 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Classic Eats Outdoor Patio (918 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA)

COST: $15 donation – No host food and drinks. Tickets available here.

INFO:

  • Enter through back entrance. Parking in the back.
  • For tickets, visit Eventbrite
  • Music donated by Alma Villegas y Azúcar Quartet

Here’s more from the local non-profit:

Virginia Herrera-Páramo comes to Para Los Niños from El Puerto de Veracruz, México. She brings a wealth of experiences and skills, mostly in areas of education and health services. She has worked with our communities in King and Pierce counties for the past 20 years. Her work expands a variety of roles and capacities, such as storyteller, peer literacy worker, doula, family advocate, community liaison, health promoter, breastfeeding consultant, and community health worker. Her emphasis has always been to promote cultural diversity in the King & Pierce County area.

Virginia brings experience in developing, implementing and assessing community programs targeting community mobilization, leadership development, coalition building, literacy, health education, parent engagement, and family advocacy for underserved, immigrant and refugee communities, particularly Latino/a, Burmese, Ethiopian, and Somali populations in South King County. She worked for and in collaboration with a number of organizations including but not limited to King County Library System, Global to Local, Entre Hermanos, New Futures, Pacific Labor Association, and PSESD Head Start and ECEAP Programs.

“I am thankful for all the opportunities I had over the past 20 years that prepared me for this moment,” Virginia said. “I am grateful to all the people that helped shape my career because we rarely accomplish things without the help of others. I look forward to increased teamwork, new partnerships and the continued growth of the Para Los Niños”.

The Para Los Niños Board of Directors adds:

“Virginia has the talent and energy to lead our dedicated and passionate staff in our community partnerships and future endeavors. Her experience as a community organizer and leadership skills are well-suited for our organization as we continue our mission to support the education of the Latino and under-served communities as well as to promote their culture and language. We’re looking forward to working with her as she fully assumes her role on April 22.”

More info here: www.plnwa.org

Para Los Niños is located at 425 SW 144th Street in Burien.