Staff Spotlight: Linda Rodriguez
Linda Rodriguez, Vice President, Early Childhood and Prevention
On staff since 2008
Developing infrastructure and formalizing systems so that across all Head Start programs we have common goals and a common approach to working with the families we serve for the best possible outcomes.
FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB:
It goes beyond just a job. There’s a huge potential here in Queens because there’s such an underserved, culturally diverse community. I feel that I am contributing to improving the opportunities for change, expansion, and enhancing the good work that was already going on when I got here.
HOW THE CHILD CENTER HELPS TURN LIVES AROUND:
The mission of the agency–strengthening children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives–is my personal mission. For some children, we become their second or even first family. That’s an important role that we play and one that we take very seriously. Every family, no matter how dire their situation, comes with a set of strengths and we work to build on them.