Meet our staff
Our team at the Mott Haven Community Partnership has a clear sense of purpose. After multiple interviews over an extensive hiring process, we selected a diverse group of individuals with ties to The South Bronx.
Meet The Team
I've been a resident of Mott Haven my entire life, and working with the MHCP is the first time I've ever gotten involved with the community I am surrounded by. Recently, I have taken the responsibility of hosting pop-up food pantries in Mott Haven. I also host knowledge-sharing sessions through Instagram live with different community partners to inform residents of different practices, and resources available to them in the community.
Prior to working for the MHCP I was working in the childcare field. For the past 7 months in this role I have worked with families in need. I have also developed a close relationship with schools parent coordinators. I'm currently the host of Coffee With Vasquez, a resource support group that meets every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM. This is great opportunity to connect with residents and inform of them of different resources in the community. We have also incorporated workshops into these sessions to ensure that residents have an opportunity to discuss different topics.
I've been working at the MHCP for about 7 months. I graduated high school in 2019 and was going through my first semester of College at BMCC when I was hired. I have learned a lot about professionalism. Working for MHCP has also taught me about my community and all of the services and programs available. During the pandemic, I have been able to work closely with different food pantries in the community such as MASA, Mexican Coalition, and St. Jerome Hands.