Creando Conexiones en el Condado de Eagle
Una comunidad inclusiva donde los hispanos en el Condado de Eagle son escuchados.
Mejoramos el bienestar de las personas y las familias en función de las necesidades impulsadas por los residentes.
Navigators Coordinator and Navigator for Dotsero: Norma Gurrola
Norma grew up in Durango, Mexico; and have lived in Colorado for 18 years now. She is a 2004 graduate from Battle Mountain High School and she became a DREAMER, then. She started working and studying an Associate in Early Childhood Education at Colorado Mountain College. Norma works at Edwards Elementary School as a preschool Specialist. My passion started to become true when I was invited to volunteer for a nonprofit organization that was building different paths on how to better support the community. I started to work with Neighborhood Navigators because I know how hard is to succeed when you don’t have the resources or when the language could be a barrier. My best memory of accomplishment was helping the community to have a bus route back to Dotsero after seven years. Following, the building of a play ground in Dotsero Mobile Home Park with different nonprofit organizations: KABOOM, Eagle County Public Health, and Recreation Mountain (formally WECMRD). "One day, I promised to my self to help others and be always there for our communities".
Navigator for Eagle: Carolina Guzmán
Carolina is from Guadalajara, Mexico; married for 15 years with three children. Carolina lived in Eagle County for 15 years and works as Preschool Teacher Assistant for Eagle County School District. Carolina is an active leader in the community from President of preschool Policy Council, volunteering in classrooms with mentoring program, president of PTA, and more. She took nutrition classes, received personal health care certificate, 2017 Family Leadership Training Institute and 2018 Leadership on the Ground from The Colorado Health Foundation graduate. Carolina became a Neighborhood Navigator in June 2017 due to her passion in working with the community: "I like to help families and work with children because I am convinced that positive changes in children are possible".
Family Art and Crafts Program Instructor: Luz Parra
Luz is a Interior Designer and artist from Juarez City, Mexico; married and Mother of one. She started her own company after serving as volunteer in different programs: in classrooms with Parent Mentor Program Youth Power 365, art and crafts for Integreat Summer Lunch, designed interior of Mobile Resource Center -MIRA-and now at an art gallery. “I’m part of neighborhood navigators since august 2018. I like that they allow me to offer free family programs and in spanish which makes it easier for everyone including the hispanic community.”
Sharoll Abrego- Certified Zumba Instructor.
Sharoll is originally from Mexico City, she is married and has two kids, 16 and 22 years old. Sharoll took Zumba classes for 5 years and in January 2018 she decided to become a Certified Zumba Instructor. Sharoll said: "I like to teach Zumba with Neighborhood Navigators first of all because they gave me the opportunity to teach and help my community by showing what I know. Second, because I exercise with other women who attend my class, we sweat, we laugh, and we de-stress together without costing us anything".
NNOEC Manager: Melina Valsecia-Monreal
Melina is from Argentina and lives in Eagle County for 18 years, now. She received a Health Education Specialist Certification after graduating from her Masters in Public Health in Health Education. Melina is married and has two boys which she enjoys sharing time with them. Melina has worked in different roles in the community assisting families with young children from different backgrounds, immigrants, underserved and from minority groups. She joined Neighborhood Navigators as supporting the navigators after serving in the Workgroup Committee and Steering Committee. "I believe in the work of Neighborhood Navigators because I think we could lend a helping hand to other people and accompanied them in their journey."
Community Engagement Coordinator: Maria Julieta Cavallo
Ma. Julieta is from Argentina and has lived in Eagle County for the past 17 years. She has a degree in Teaching and Education Psychology. She works at Edwards Elementary School as a Spanish Lead and Interventionist. Years before she was a Kindergarten Teacher and Second Grade Teacher. She really enjoys the life on the mountains and she is passionate to work with the community. “My big passion is the diversity of cultures”.
Somos un grupo de residentes del Condado de Eagle, liderado por mujeres hispanas que escuchamos las necesidades y preocupaciones de nuestros vecinos con el objetivo de trabajar juntos para encontrar soluciones y conectarlos con los servicios y recursos disponibles en nuestra comunidad.
Neighborhood Navigators of Eagle County (NNOEC) is a local non-profit organization that works within their communities by listening to neighbors, identifying areas of concern, connecting people to existing services and resources, and collaborating to build better solutions for the future of people living in Eagle County.
NNOEC meet people where they live, in their homes, at the park, in their community. We listen first and then connect people with resources that meet their needs. We work across sectors on systems to build opportunities for underserved populations in Eagle County.
Las navegadoras de la comunidad capacitamos a las personas que viven en sus vecindarios para que puedan abogar por sí mismos. Nos involucramos en actividades que fomentan la construcción de relaciones entre organizaciones, comunidades e individuos que viven en el Condado de Eagle.
Nos conectamos con las personas en donde viven, en sus hogares, en el parque, en la comunidad. Escuchamos y unimos necesidades con los recursos necesarios. Algunos de nuestros logros son... la ruta del autobús ECO a Dotsero, colaborar en los días de limpieza y construir un nuevo parque, coordinar la educación para la salud y las clases de arte en español sin costo dentro de su vecindario, informar a las organizaciones sobre las diferencias culturales; creamos oportunidades para aquellos residentes del Condado de Eagle que viven en situaciones desfavorecidas para que puedan alcanzar su mayor potencial en la vida. Nos asociamos con organizaciones comunitarias para brindar servicios y recursos y así cubrir las necesidades de los individuos en la comunidad.
Por qué lo hacemos...
Nuestra pasión impulsa a los navegantes a creer que cada persona que vive en el Condado de Eagle merece oportunidades para desarrollar su mejor esfuerzo. Sabemos que cada persona es un activo para nuestra comunidad, sin importar su origen, su idioma, su color de piel o su religión.
Información de Contacto
Navegadora de la comunidad de Dotsero y Coordinadora: Norma Gurrola (970)331-1070
Navegadora de la comunidad de Eagle: Carolina Guzmán (970)306-9466
Navegadora de la comunidad/Coordinadora de Participación Comunitaria: Maria Julieta Cavallo
Navegadora de la comunidad/Líder del Equipo: Melina Valsecia-Monreal firstname.lastname@example.org, (970)343-0850