carolina reyes

Youth Engagement Specialist

email: carolina@latnet.org | Ph: 503.283.6881 x129 | C: 971.888.3364

 

Roles and responsibilities at Latino Network:

I work at David Douglas High School and Reynolds High School with juniors in seniors in the college going process. Provide case management, academic support and work closely with the Family Engagement Specialist to best support the family through a holistic approach.

What motivates you to do this job at Latino Network?

What motivates me to work at Latino Network is our mission "To Positively Transform the Lives of Latino Youth, Families and Communities" I believe if we want to see change we need to be at the front of the work with our community by empowering them to use their voices. I believe strongly in working with youth because it is important to equip them with leaderships skills to advocate for themselves or others because they are our future and next leaders to a changing nation which is representative of the community it serves.

Interests and activities:

One of my favorite things to do is travel or go to the beach- it is a great opportunity for self-care and a reset button to continue the work I do and remain passionate about it.

Most proud achievement:

I am most proud of my independence. Being the oldest of five has not always been easy as often times I am the glue/rock of the family, but I have also found the importance of putting myself first in order to get where I want to. This is why often times in my family people say "Porque no eres normal" because I am not traditional and never like to sit still.