Maria has a passion for helping people and since 1984, she has been very actively involved in the community providing community outreach to children, youth, and parent groups at schools, community Centers, childcare centers, WIC clinics, nonprofit organizations, churches, family resource centers (FRC) and youth opportunity centers (YOC).

Maria has been with AVP since 2012, and as the Community Outreach Liaison she is responsible for community outreach, public relations and marketing of our youth development programs, recruitment of participants, networking with community partners, attending community partnership meetings for current events, and to ensure quality and relevance of program curriculum for addressing youth challenges.