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Adelante, The Latino Resource Center, has a new Executive Director

By Ingrid Marie Rivera, La Prensa Correspondent

 

TOLEDO: The non-profit organization Adelante, Inc. hopes to continue to be a vital resource for Latinos as it adds a new member to its team. Julia Torres-Barden is now the organizations new executive director, who, among many goals, plans to launch the agencys first-ever scholarship fund.

She joined the team Aug. 2, 2010, and brings over 20 years experience in community, media, government, and Latino affairs.

This was always a dream of mine, said Torres-Barden, of Puerto Rican descent, I am very self-committed to my cultural, my Latino community.


Julia Torres-Barden

The position was filled after former executive director Sonia Troche announced in March she would not continue with the agency after her contract expired on June 30 of this year because of personal, family reasons. Troche relocated to Dallas, Texas.

Troche was not available for comment at the time of this publication.

Torres-Barden brings 21 years of experience in public relations for a cable television company in Richmond, Virginia, now called Comcast, where she collaborated with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as well as several cable networks like CNN, Nickelodeon, MTV, and C-SPAN.

At the media company, she was able to launch a youth internship program.

She later collaborated with CNN to launch CNNs Student Bureau where she mentored students as they produced stories and a TV show.

But her outreach stretched further.

During her time at the cable company, she was able to work with the Latino community and one of her greatest passions: Education.

She helped the media company, then-called AT&T Broadband, award $100,000 in grants to non-profits as well as scholarships in Richmond.

 

The possible launch of Adelantes scholarship fund.

In fact, one of her short-term goals is to help Adelante create its first-ever scholarship fund.

Im very passionate about education, Torres-Barden said, adding Latino students have so much potential but Hispanic students have the lowest rate of college completion. We - and I mean the Latino and all the community We have to step up and change that.  

In 2000, she launched a Hispanic non-profit called A.H.O.R.A., American Hispanics of Richmond Association.
 


Adelantes Ann Pasquinelly is feted at an Adelante farewell gathering, as Ms. Pasquinelly prepares for the Peace Corps and her trip to Uganda to work with orphans who are HIV positive. It was also her birthday!

In 2002, she formed part of Virginias Minority Business Enterprise Commission, and the Virginia Latino Advisory Commission, under then-Virginia Governor and current U.S. Senator for Virginia Mark Warner.

And she has also worked as a freelance writer.

But she had many obstacles to overcome on her path to success obstacles she wants her future clients to know.

At age 9, Torres-Barden was abducted and raped by a man who claimed to be a police officer in a good neighborhood in Manhattan, Torres-Barden said.

Under our domestic violence program, Hermanas Unidas, I can understand what many of our clients coming to us are dealing with. I dealt with domestic violence in my home. Ive seen it all. I lived in the projects. But this happened to me when I moved out of the projects and to a good neighborhood.

The board of Adelante, of 11 members, selected Torres-Barden by a majority vote after a lengthy selection process, said Board President Dan Briones.  He said it was a difficult decision for the board to select her because we had two strong candidates at the end. Each brought something different.

But he said what finally set Torres-Barden apart was her previous leadership positions, her fundraising experience, and her long-term plans for the agency.

The second candidate for the position resigned.

It would have been great if they could have worked together for the agency but we wish her the best, Briones said We also wish Sonia Troche the best. She had small feet, but she left big footprints. She leaves big shoes to fill, he said.

[Torres-Barden] possesses outstanding qualities, Briones said She said this is her dream job. Its good to see a new perspective.

Barden, originally from the South Bronx of New York City, received her Bachelors degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston and attended the High School of Art & Design in Manhattan.

She is also a 2010 graduate of Leadership Toledos 2010 class, and three other leadership programs including the Minority Political Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has four sons and is married to an engineer whose job brought the family to Toledo.

Adelante, Inc. provides programs that serve children, youth and families including a early childhood literacy program, and help with financial literacy and homeownership, and domestic violence education and prevention services. They also provide referrals to free legal clinics, translation services, and free tax returns.

Torres-Barden said her experiences have made her more determined to help others.
I was taught growing up, every door that opens for me, I have to open two more doors in front of me, she said.

For more information on Adelante, Inc., visit http://www.adelantelrc.org/  or call (419) 244-8440. Visit Adelante, The Latino Resource Center, at 520 Broadway Street, Toledo, OH, 43604.

 

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