This is me and Ana Negoescu, Director of Education and Advocacy at CARECEN’s 32nd Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony. It’s been but a few months since I last saw her, but time is a friend to change… and babies.
CARECEN, Central American Resource Center, is located in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. CARECEN is a community-orientated organization, responding to the needs of its immediate Latino neighbors. One upcoming effort, an immigration reform march on October 8th.
I came across CARECEN earlier this year, after discovering their Residency Now campaign. Although, it’s often a traffic-filled commute to arrive at Columbia Heights, CARECEN is always a good reason of endurance. It is their efforts that have helped mobilize the passionate community I’m proud to be a part of, even when my tongue forget its origins.
I believe that at the heart of social change is a commitment to love. And CARECEN loves.