“How wonderful it is to be able to witness how powerful it is to share, listen, and reflect on the issue of parenting… Where the magic really happens is when parents talk about how the workshops, conversations, and new information changed their lives and now they are fathers and mothers with clear purposes and solid strategies.”
In addition to her work as a Parenting Educator with Families First, Yesenia volunteers with immigrants in domestic violence and homelessness cases and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ of Massachusetts. She previously served as Interim Director of Big Brother, Big Sister and as a social worker at a program for autistic children.
Yesenia came to the United States eleven years ago from Puerto Rico, where she studied to be a social worker for domestic violence survivors and their children. In Puerto Rico, she worked for an organization that helped place domestic violence victims in shelters. Yesenia is passionate about social justice for the environment, children, and animals. She is a mother of three and has one grandchild.