We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know our new year-long staff these last few weeks. To finish up the series, allow me to introduce the two new members of our Recruitment and Outreach team, who are working this year to connect the community to FLOC and to support both the Neighborhood Tutoring Program and the Scholars Program by ensuring enough students and volunteers to have full, active, and thriving programs.
Jaqueline Castaneda (Bilingual Recruitment & Outreach Associate) was born and raised right here in Washington, DC. She attended Michigan State University (#GoGreen) where she majored in psychology and worked as a preschool teacher. After graduating last winter, she wanted to move back to DC to be near family and pursue graduate school, and that step brought her to FLOC this year as part of Public Allies. Jackie is most excited to see programs in action after working behind the scenes her first month with FLOC to recruit and onboard lots and lots of new and returning students and volunteers. She’s excited to see what all that hard work produces!
Vanessa Hanible (Recruitment & Outreach Associate) joins us here in DC after growing up in New Boston, Michigan. She attended Tennessee State University where she majored in public health. She moved to DC after college to be near family and to move forward in her career. Most recently, she worked as a Community Outreach Representative for Health Services for Children with Special Needs. Vanessa also comes to FLOC as a Public Ally, and she’s most excited to watch the tutors and students interact in NTP this year.
(Elizabeth Metz is the Recruitment and Outreach Manager at FLOC.)