Karen Castaneda

SUN Site Manager - Rigler Elementary

email: karen@latnet.org | Ph: 503-283-6881



Roles and responsibilities at Latino Network:

I work with student's parents at Ron Russell MS and David Douglas HS, engaging them in the education of their children to ensure youth success. In addition, I lead the SF 2020 program at Mill Park, where along with my team, we help students and their families meet their needs through community services and one-to-one support.

What motivates you to do this job at Latino Network?

I am motivated to help my community acquire the right tools to overcome the barriers they face, to change Latino story in this country, and to achieve social equality.

Interests and activities:

In my free time I like to spend time with my family, watch movies, read, and try new restaurants in Portland.

Most proud achievement:

I feel proud of my ability to adapt to new changes and overcome barriers, strengths that characterize me as the Latina I am and that have led me to have an enjoyable job and , in partnership with my husband, to develop my own successful food business.