Ms. Alcalde, a first-generation immigrant, is the Executive Director of Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latino families through education and leadership development. In her role, Ms. Alcalde leads a staff of more than 25 full and part-time employees and dozens of volunteers to achieve the organization’s mission through its family focused programs that reach more than 600 children, youth, and parents each year. An advocate of civil rights and an equal access to education, Ms. Alcalde has dedicated herself to ensuring that Latinos excel in school; develop English skills while maintaining their Spanish fluency; are prepared to be community leaders; and are fully supported in their pursuit of a higher education. In addition to leading Edu-Futuro, she contributes to the success of a number of other organizations: as a board member of the Dream Project and the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, and as a member of ALPFA-DC, the Women’s Information Network, the Chilean-American Foundation, and The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC. Eneida received her undergraduate degrees in International Politics and Spanish at Penn State University and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, Bolivia from 2002 to 2005. During her free time, Ms. Alcalde enjoys traveling, jogging, and attending shows at the Kennedy Center.
Parent Leadership Initiative – Coordinator
Ms. Clavel has been with Edu-Futuro as the Parent Involvement Coordinator since 2005, actively leading the parent community through PESA, PARTICIPA, as well as guiding ELP parents and families. Since 2009, she also has worked as the Bilingual Family Resource Assistant at Campbell Elementary School with Arlington Public Schools, supporting families and staff members with interpretation services and coordinating family involvement programs. Ms. Clavel served on the Edu-Futuro board from 2005 to 2007, and currently sits on the Citizens Advisory Committee of ESOL/HILT as its Co-Chair. She received her B.A. is Pedagogy at Intercontinental University in Mexico City and Diploma in Education from INHUMIC.
Ms. Ferguson is an Arlington native and a product of Arlington County Public Schools. She graduated from Key Elementary School and H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, and continued her education at American University where she graduated in May 2010. Ms. Ferguson has traveled extensively in Latin America and has lived and volunteered in Peru. She became aware of her passion for working with high school students during her service with Edu-Futuro as the AmeriCorps Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator, and she is very excited to continue her work with Edu-Futuro in a new capacity as the Program Associate.
Emerging Leaders Program – Facilitator
Jaime Jimenez-Moreno recently graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs concentrating in Latin America with a minor in Immigration. Jaime discovered his passion for working with Latino youth after his youngest sister participated in Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). In one of the program’s college field trips, Jaime served as a chaperone and had the opportunity to firsthand see the benefits students gain from ELP. Born in California and raised in Texas, Jaime developed a passion for immigration issues due to cases he witnessed while accompanying his father, an employee at the Mexican Embassy. He seeks to become involved with the immigrant population and aspires to pursue a degree in Immigration Law. At the moment, Jaime is dedicating his talent and time to the Emerging Leaders Program as the initiative’s newest facilitator.
Emerging Leaders Program – Facilitator, Senior Advisor
Mr. Paniagua, a graduate of Arlington’s Wakefield High School, is a Foster Parent Recruiter who works with families to support children in foster care in Arlington. Since 2009, Mr. Paniagua has facilitated the Emerging Leaders Program and been integral to its development and success. An engaged community member, he is also involved in a number of other Arlington organizations, including as a volunteer with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Mr. Paniagua obtained his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia.
Escuela Bolivia Program – Principal
Mr. Wayar has been with Edu-Futuro since its establishment in 1998 and has helped the organization maintain strong ties to the Bolivian and Latino community. After many years of dedicated service as Vice-Principal, he was recently promoted to serve as Escuela Bolivia’s Principal. With more than 20 years of progressive experience in a variety of fields that include Teaching, Natural Resources, and Cartography, Mr. Wayar is an asset to Edu-Futuro and, in 2009, was named Employee of the Year at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School where he is a Bilingual Family Resource Assistant. Prior to working for Arlington Public Schools, he served as special adviser in the Inter-American Defense College of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC. Mr. Wayar graduated with honors as a Natural Resources Engineer in 1975 from the Escuela Militar de Ingenieria in La Paz, Bolivia.
Escuela Bolivia Program – Administrative Coordinator
Mrs. Wayar has been with Edu-Futuro since it began, where she has served on the Board of Directors for 8 years and has been Secretary since 2003. She was recently promoted to Administrative Coordinator. She has worked for eight years in the Ministry of Public Health in La Paz, Bolivia and has taken Tourism courses at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres also in La Paz. Mrs. Wayar currently works in the Arlington Public Schools Intake Center as a Bilingual Resource Assistant.
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