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Administrative Assistant - Gateway Project

Tell us about yourself:

I was born and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the Bay Area in 1994. I'm married with a beautiful son and a daughter. My interests include reading, going to the movies with my kids, and mostly spending time with my family.

What do you do at BACR, and how long have you been here?

I'm the Administrative Assistant for the Gateway Project (East Bay). I've been a part of BACR since 2005. The first thing that pulled me towards this agency was the "non-profit, community services" part. I've always worked with non-profits. It feels like you give back to the community when you're part of an agency that has the greater good in mind.

What inspires you about your work?

I'm not delivering services out in the field, but I still feel part of the team. It's rewarding to see the quality of services that our counselors provide and to know that their work and my work made a difference in someone's life.

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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