In these crazy times we live in where asylum seekers and their advocates are constantly experiencing losses, we love to bring you good news!Jessie De Haven is licensed to practice law, but instead of a career in the legal profession she works in the fitness industry. But, seeing the immense need for legal representation, she…Read More →
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While managing money isn’t the most glamorous part of nonprofit life, VECINA is committed to making sure that all of the generosity of our donors is put to good use. That’s why we are very excited to welcome Cherisse Robison as our fractional CFO! Cherisse Robison serves as VECINA’s fractional CFO through her consulting firm,…Read More →
We are thrilled to welcome Melissa Silva to our Board of Directors! Melissa was born and raised in South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will always have a special place in her heart. After graduating from The University of Texas, she spent time in a campus ministry working with Latino college students at Southern Methodist…Read More →