Cecilia joined Para Los Niños in November, 2009 as a Site Supervisor in the SAYS department. She later became a Site Administrator and moved on to Program Manager of After School Programs. Today she serves as the Program Director of After School Programs. In this position Cecilia’s responsibilities include; overseeing daily operations of all charter after school programs, developing and implementing strategies to ensure programs are addressing community needs, and overall accreditation and quality effectiveness within the after school programs. She also provides direct supervision to the after school program supervisors and is responsible for ensuring program compliance and reporting procedures for both government and private contracts.
Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Cecilia held various positions within LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program and LAUSD. Cecilia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a specialization in Youth Agency Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Education from Pacific Oaks College. Cecilia has over 10 years of experience in the after school field. As a product of after school programs, Cecilia understands the importance of providing quality programs, how essential extended learning opportunities are and the benefits they bring to our children and youth.