Director of Extended Learning
Cecilia joined Para Los Niños in November 2009 as a Site Supervisor in the After-School department. She later moved on to Program Manager of After School Programs and then became the Program Director of After-School Programs. Cecilia’s responsibilities include; overseeing daily operations of all charter after school and summer programs, developing and implementing strategies to ensure programs are addressing community needs and overall accreditation and quality effectiveness within programs. She also provides direct supervision to the after school program supervisors and is responsible for ensuring program compliance, licensing requirements and reporting procedures for both government and private contracts. In addition, she also manages and collaborates with partners and contractors across all schools and programs. Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Cecilia held various positions within LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program and LAUSD.
Cecilia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a specialization in Youth Agency Administration from California State University, Los Angeles, a Master’s degree in Education from Pacific Oaks College and a Director’s permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing from the state of California. Cecilia has over 14 years of experience in the after school field. As a product of after school programs, Cecilia understands the importance of providing quality programs, how essential extended learning opportunities are and the benefits they bring to our children and youth.