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Meet your after school staff ! 21st Century Kids Pacoima Charter Elementary School 2011/2012 Viviana Rojas- Site Coordinator Education - B.A. Liberal Studies, Preliminary Teaching Credentials from CSUN in Elementary Education. Experience– 6 yrs with YPI. Started as a tutor and was promoted last year as the Site Coordinator. Teacher Assistant at Pacoima ES for one year. Substitute teacher at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center. Hobbies - Spending time her 2 daughters, socialize w/ friends, & sleep.

Gerardo Flores– Assistant Site Coordinator Education – 3 years at CAL State Long Beach for Construction Engineering Experience – 12 years working with after school programs, volunteering, summer camp counselor, tutor, and Site Coordinator. Hobbies – Bike ride, snowboarding, reading, canyon riding.

Adalizette Aguilar – Kindergarten Tutor

Lucia Herrera – 2nd grade Tutor

Education – currently attending ICDC Nursing program. Attendant LAMC & LAPC Child & Adolescent Development courses.

Education – currently attending CSUN, Education Program. Received an A.A. Liberal Studies, LAMC.

Experience – volunteer in other youth programs and was involved with Project Grad.

Experience – Sunday school teacher for ES and MS for about 5 years. Hobbies – listening to music, eat, and sleep.

Hobbies – spending time w/ her nephew and drawing. Jessica Osorio – 3rd grade Tutor

Juan Rodriguez – 5th grade Tutor

Education – will be enrolling next semester.

Education – currently attending LAMS and plans to attend UCLA.

Experience – 3 years with YPI. Began at San Jose ES and has been at Pacoima for 2 years.

Experience – Teacher Assistant at Pacoima ES, volunteered @ MEND, teaching computer classes.

Hobbies – spending time her baby and family.

Hobbies – Reading books on health and nutrition, playing sports, and working out.

Joel Rodriguez – 5th grade academy Tutor

Teresa Jimenez – 1st grade Tutor

Education – B.A. History from UCLA. Currently completing Student Teaching program

Education – currently attending LAMS. Majoring in Child & Adolescent Development.

Experience – has been with Pacoima ES for 2years as the Special Education Teacher Assistant and the Yard Supervisor. Almost a year with YPI at Pacoima ES.

Experience – 1st year with YPI. Volunteered at Olive Views Child Care Center for 3 years. Hobbies – playing softball, cheer leading, drama, and coordinating events.

Hobbies – read poetry, listen to music and attend live shows. Martha Negrete – 5th grade Academy Tutor Education – A.A. Liberal Art. Currently obtaining B.A. in Liberal Studies and teaching credentials, CSUN. Experience – 5 years with Pacoima Charter ES as a Teacher Assistant for Special Education students. In October 2010 she will be completing her 1st year with YPI. Hobbies – art and creating fun activities.


Martha Julia Cruz – Family Literacy Parent Coordinator Education – Credentials in Family Development and in her home country studied to be a lawyer. Experience – 4 yrs with YPI. 10 years working with families and children. Teacher for 23 yrs in Guatemala. Throughout her experience she has facilitated trainings and workshops for parents. In addition, she was Parent Instructor, Family Advocate, and a Community Outreach Coordinator. Hobbies – read, bible studies, community volunteering

21ST Century Kids and Rock on Education are after school programs that strive to create a generation of leaders who enrich school culture by empowering youth, engaging parents, administrators, and the community.

For more information contact Viviana Rojas at 818. 217.7751 or .

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