We are so excited to welcome the newest member of our SFC Team! Wendy is our new Programs Assistant.
Read on to learn more about Wendy!
Tell us about yourself!
I am originally from El Salvador, but I was raised in South LA, California. For my undergrad, I attended the California State University of Los Angeles and graduated in 2018 with a BA in Sociology along with a minor in Law in Society. I am currently resuming my studies with Mount Saint Mary’s to obtain a master in Marriage and Family Therapy. Overall my career passion has been law and psychology of which my studies have helped me define my career path.
Where did you work before SFC?
Before SFC I was a Family Service Advocate with St. Anne’s early head start program. I was in charge of enrolling children, attendance, and providing resources to families during the school year.
How did you hear about SFC?
I heard of SFC while working with St. Anne’s when I referred families to the program so that they could obtain basic necessities such as diapers and food. Families would provide great feedback about the service and high quality of professionalism from the staff.
Why did you want to work here? What specific skills are you excited to bring to your position at SFC?
I wanted to work here because not only would I have the opportunity to give back to the community but also I would be able to work for another nonprofit located in an area where there is dire need for resources. The specific skill I am excited to bring to SFC is my ability to build rapport with families and individuals in order to provide them with the resources they might need.
What about our mission appeals to you?
The part that appeals to me the most has been able to work with the homeless whom not only need basic necessities but also strong with mental health along with other social issues.
What are your favorite pastimes?
My favorite past times are reading books, exploring hidden city attractions, and spending time with my dogs at home.
What is your hope for the future of SFC and our community?
My hope for SFC is that it keeps helping the community by providing amazing resources and empowering the low-income community through knowledgeable workshops. For the community my hope is that through the programs such as SFC they are able to empower themselves by advocacy and sharing this knowledge amongst their community to build a strong community for new generations to come.