Cuentos from Our Work: January 2024

Staff Accomplishments – Staff Awards & Holiday Party

El Centro de la Raza is an organization where our team exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to our mission. Throughout 2023, our dedicated staff went above and beyond to make a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of those we serve. As we approached the end of the year, we took the opportunity to gather and celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of our staff.

The celebration included acknowledging and honoring the exceptional efforts of our team members through staff awards. These awards serve as a recognition of the hard work, dedication, and passion that each staff member brings to our organization. We believe in fostering a culture of appreciation, and the awards are a way to express gratitude for the outstanding contributions that contribute to the success of El Centro de la Raza.

The festive spirit continued with a joyful holiday party, where staff members came together to celebrate not only the achievements of the year but also the sense of community that defines El Centro de la Raza. The holiday party provided a moment of camaraderie, allowing our team to unwind, connect, and reflect on the collective impact we’ve made.

At El Centro de la Raza, we value and recognize the efforts of our team members, understanding that their dedication is integral to achieving our mission. As we look forward to the upcoming year, we remain inspired by the passion and commitment of our team in making a positive difference in the community we serve.

Teacher of the Year – José Martí: Adulfa Gomez

Teacher of the Year – Plaza Roberto Maestas: Maria De Jesus Ramirez

Teacher of the Year Hirabayashi: Claudibet Garcia Velasquez

Teacher of the Year – Cedar Crossing: Maria Jasso

The Executive Director’s Award: Veronica Gallardo,Facilities Manager

Employee of the Year: Chris Espinoza Alvarez, Youth Program Manager

Spirit Award: Ricardo Solis, Maintenance

Volunteer of the Year: Lorena Ware

Volunteer Team of the Year: Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority at UW

Team of the Year: Latino/a Bar Association of Washington