Children’s Project director receives Women’s History Month Service Award | News

ByTommie C. Curtis

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Teresa Alvarez, executive director of the Carpinteria Children’s Project, has gained the county’s Women’s Heritage Thirty day period Service Award, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors introduced this 7 days. 

The award was conferred to one corporation and just one individual from each supervisorial district. Alvarez was chosen from the county’s 1st district.

“I am honored to have instructed Teresa Alvarez to be honored with the 2022 Women’s Historical past Month Company Award on behalf of the To start with District,” Initially District Supervisor Das Williams explained. “Teresa is an incredible advocate for the children and family members of Carpinteria and devoted to carrying out the finest schooling and social outcomes for our group.”

Alvarez graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology and holds a master’s diploma in psychology from Antioch Santa Barbara. She lives in Carpinteria with her partner Brian and their sons, Nico and Enzo. She has held a leadership posture at the Children’s Project due to the fact 2019, when she commenced her time period as the associate director before getting the nonprofit’s executive director in 2021. 

The resolution honoring Alvarez notes that she has more than a decade of experience operating for nonprofits, specifically in the industry of care for kids and people. She has served on the boards of the Initially 5 Commission of Santa Barbara and is the present board chair for Long run Leaders of The united states. She is also a founding member of the Santa Barbara Latino Giving Circle. 

Alvarez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and moved to the U.S. with her mothers and fathers when she was two. “Growing up as an undocumented university student, she learned the relevance of acquiring mentors, a solid operate ethic, and the worth of instruction,” the resolution states. 

At Children’s Venture, Alvarez supervises and mentors a employees of 22 and oversees culturally delicate early childhood training, household support and volunteer applications. 

“We honor Mrs. Alvarez for her dedication to constructing a culture of results via group creating, mentorship and advocacy for underrepresented communities,” the resolution says. 

The award was also given to Ali Cortes, co-founder of Bienestar Latinx (Next District) Raiza Giorgi, founder of the Santa Ynez Valley Star (3rd District): Mary Maranville, founder and CEO of SEEAG (Fourth District): and Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt, president of NAACP of Santa Maria and Lompoc (Fifth District).