After serving two years as the Community Coordinator for the Sustainable Community Schools initiative, Angela Acevedo will be moving on to take on other challenges. Angela was hired by The Puerto Rican Cultural Center in conjunction with Richard Yates Elementary School as part of a school and community partnership initiative. As the initiative’s coordinator, she brought highly-valued resources to the school that helped students and families. These resources included COVID-19 testing and flu shot events, Thanksgiving Turkey distribution, coat drives, and a Christmas Holiday toy give away. Angela also organized the after-school programs for students and programming for adults.
Working closely with Principal Israel Pérez and The PRCC liaison, Marvin Garcia, as well as other school staff; Angela organized the opening of a Community Resource room, a school store, and a sensory room for the school. We thank Angela for her hard work and commitment to the Yates students, families, and staff. Angela Acevedo served with great distinction and passion