Hickory’s Centro Latino has new chief with private ties

Hickory's Centro Latino has new leader with personal ties

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — Over a million Hispanics reside in North Carolina, and over 17,000 reside in Catawba County, in response to the newest census numbers.


What You Want To Know

Hickory’s Centro Latino has a brand new govt director after being with no chief for the previous 10 years

Gianella Romero is the brand new director. She has private ties to the nonprofit — her household immigrated from Mexico and her dad and mom used the group’s providers up to now

Romero desires to deliver consciousness to the group concerning the nonprofit, increase cash and assist first-generation school candidates full FAFSA types  


So it was a shock to Gianella Romero that Hickory’s Centro Latino, a nonprofit for the Hispanic group, hasn’t had a frontrunner in nearly 10 years. 

“The group was established by the church buildings within the space and within the larger Catawba Valley group. They’ve had board of administrators, however nobody to actually take the reins,” stated Romero, who was not too long ago named the group’s govt director. 

Romero’s household immigrated from Mexico. Her ties with the group return greater than 20 years when her dad and mom used Centro Latino’s providers. 

“My dad and mom took the parenting lessons that have been provided, so I benefited from these programs that Centro Latino has to supply, and it is made me into the individual I’m at this time,” Romero stated. 

She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College and has been in nonprofit work for a number of years. 

“I really feel compelled to assist. I do know that I can’t change the world, however I can change not less than one individual’s world,” Romero stated.

Her objectives are to boost cash for the group, and produce extra group engagement and packages, together with festivals, job gala’s, English language lessons for adults and tutoring for kids.


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