New Site Coordinator: Monica Zavala
This week we welcome Monica Zavala to the Affinity family as our new Site Coordinator for Southwest Community Campus (SWCC)! She brings with her 7 years of experience working in the Grand Rapids’ Hispanic community. Her focus has been on developing programs that help students and families discover their strengths and overcome challenges.
Before joining our team she worked at Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities as the Program Manager for the Cook Library Center (CLC).
As the Program Manager, Monica worked with the Cook Library Scholars Program to coordinate family outreach efforts, after-school programming, leadership activities, and connected families to community resources. Her passion is to serve, learn, and empower the local community.
Monica is an advocate and leader in the Hispanic Community, she has served as a Parent Action Leader (PALS) for Cesar E. Chavez Elementary and received the Independent Spirit Award from LINC Up’s Community Spirit Awards.
Monica is constantly working on personal growth and taking advantage of opportunities to learn. She is currently pursuing her degree in Social Work at Grand Rapids Community College. In her spare time she enjoys learning about technology, psychology, parenting skills, and much more.