Maria Garcia

Book Babies Coordinator

maria@bookharvest.org

Start Date: May 2021

Role at Book Harvest: Coordinates the Book Babies program and events.

Favorite Children’s Book Right Now: “Good Night, Gorilla” by Peggy Rathmann

Likes & Loves: My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. Watch movies all together with a good vase of popcorn. I also enjoy reading romance books and I fervently believe in a living God.

Community Involvement: Grow Your World, Board of Directors; Students to Scholars, Founder; Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Communications Committee

Where she studied: Psychology for management and communication. Mechanical Engineer 2001. Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia Venezuela
Finance for non-financial executives. Workshop Customer Service by AGA-Gas, C.A
Permits for Hazardous Work, Security Inspection System, Process control system

Experience: Book Babies Mom 2017-2021. My main experience is as a participant in the program. My son is graduating now. From this side, I was able to see first-hand the benefits of the program. Book Babies Parent Partner at Book Harvest, 2018. Data consulting RCT Project March 2019 – March 2020. Working with Families of Group B and Group C in two different Sides, Durham and Winston Salem.

What she’s hopeful for: The future is created by the decisions we make in the present. Book Harvest and its programs give us the opportunity to Paint a beautiful multicolored future with children who will grow up with minds fed with knowledge and experiences that they will acquire through literature that will help them make the best decisions for themselves and around them. Our children are the best future we have.

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