Having caldo de res at Santa Cecilia was a weekly thing for Cindy and her father as a child. Cindy’s father was a mariachi at the Mariachi Plaza. She recalls that often times they found themselves at the Plaza just so that her father could play his Guitarrón. Being part of the ELACC team felt like destiny for Cindy. She felt she was meant to be working with an organization that advocates for social and economic justice here in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, “Feels like I am giving back to a place my father considered his second home”. Cindy has been part of the ELACC team for over 3 years now. She started as a Program Assistant and she is now the Intake and Outreach Specialist for the Community Wealth Department. She feels that these past 3 years the community and organization has helped her grow professionally and personally. She will continue to thrive because “My father is proud of me knowing that I am working with a community that was part of his younger years”.
Eastside Tidbit- “Baja Tacos continue to have the best fish tacos in East LA! If you are famished the baja burrito will settle that! Too bad I can’t go as often as I would like to”.