Earlier this month, several BLCI staff members had the unique opportunity to travel to Kona, Hawaii to participate in the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP) Regional Conference.
BLCI’s Barrio Logan Director, Tomasa Mauricio, was surprised when it was announced that she was selected as the recipient of The Steve Holeman Award. The award, named for the former Upward Bound Director at Occidental College, recognizes the incredible work done by directors of educational equity programs.
Tomasa has been serving the students of BLCI for approximately a year and a half and appreciates the opportunity to work with a broad range of students and parents. She also noted the importance of providing support to students as well as their families, and believes that BLCI has a model that benefits the entire family.
She shared that she was “a bit surprised and truly humbled” upon receiving the award, as well as a bit emotional. We are proud to have such a passionate and hardworking leader on the BLCI team!