We are pleased to announce that Nati Flores, Day Labor and Civic Engagement Program Manager was recently recognized as a 2014 Women’s Hall of Fame honoree sponsored by the Contra Costa Commission for Women. Nati was honored as a “Woman Working for Justice.” Nati’s dedication to fairness and equality comes across loud and clear in all she does with the Monument Community members!
Nati facilitates job connections, and provides training in such areas as worker safety and leadership development. She also works with a host of community projects, which include offering support to tenants, promotora training, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). She has been able to coordinate the work of our Healthy Communities, Career Development, Technology and Youth ‘Go Get It’ staff as well. She works very closely with resident groups, city staff, the police department, and business owners in facilitating lasting change and progress.
On behalf of our community members and the Board of Directors of Monument Impact, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Nati for this well-deserved recognition!
Nati Flores, Working for Justice
Nati Flores came from Mexico at the age of 10 to Concord’s Monument Community. Her mother was a single mother of two girls who did not speak English and all three were undocumented. Nati’s mother earned very little working two to three jobs at a time. They struggled for many years with little or no resources available. This is why Nati has a passion for her work. Nati began as a volunteer over 10 years ago in the Day Labor program, and through her position Nati has built a solid reputation as a problem solver, advocate and a link to resources.
Nati is the Program Director at Monument Impact, a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Monument Community since 2001 where the majority of the residents are non-English speakers and many are new immigrants. Nati directly oversees The Day Labor, Civic Engagement and Health Promotores program as well as the other programs and many activities in the organization. Monument Impact connects people to resources, jobs, provides leadership development and other training opportunities that help people become self-sufficient, working along with the residents to transform their community and fostering volunteerism and civic engagement. Nati’s previous work was with the Hospice Foundation of the East Bay, a non-profit helping provide end-of-life care. Nati was the Assistant to the Director of Retail Operations helping raise funds to cover the care of those who are uninsured or underinsured.
~ Photo and bio from Contra Costa Commision for Women.