I have done absolutely everything to make it succeed and will not give up! I feel honored to review DCET today.
I designed DCET in 1995 as a Spanish family values radio talk show, with TV segments, and four newspaper columns. Through this mediums I reached thousands of Hispanic families who needed positive solutions related to their educational, health, legal and human urgencies. I stopped being a talking head and designed "LA ESCUELITA" (Community Learning Centers) offering ESOL, GED, Citizenship and Computer classes as well as our forte: Spanish Literacy
In 1998, DCET became a private, non-profit corporation established under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Service. During 17 years, I have served the community with passion, great dedication and no salary through DCET. My biggest compensation: The graduation of my students:)
DCET have become a major presence in the Metroplex due to its unique initiatives.
DCET's work have resulted in success stories of people who's lives have been rescued from illiteracy, family violence, drugs and addictions, teen pregnancy, and other negative family outcomes.
This service organization has been crafted with high quality. I have served as the only staff member for several years, to working with a volunteer staff, and now I am proud to count with 3 paid staff members and manage 26 volunteers, plus a Youth Leadership Council of 12 students. These students attend Irving High School and Union Bower Center for Learning in Irving and are offer scholarships at our annual CINCO DE MAYO Multicultural Festival and Educational/Health Fair.
I have invested my personal time into assisting the fast-growing number of Hispanic/Latino youth and their families in Irving and through DCET I assist parents with educational and personal development as well.
DCET’s programs are culturally designed with the idea of serving the needs of an underserved community: the immigrant community. You see students from Pakistan, India and all Latin American countries at “La Escuelita”, the DCET community learning center that assists the educational needs of close to 400 people a year.
I thank all the support offered by our members of the Board of Directors and the volunteers and sponsors that have made it possible for us to offer one of the most important elements in life: Education!
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