Elementor #11619

Board of Directors

Violeta Lombera

Parent Policy Council Representative

Violeta Lombera is a mother of four Head Start Kids.  She came to the Neighborhood House Association’s (NHA) Head Start Policy Council from one of the program’s delegate agencies, All Kids Academy (AKA).  Violeta has been a very involved parent. She has served as the Redwood President, AKA Policy Council Secretary, AKA Vice Chair, AKA Chair, AKA NHA Community Representative, AKA Board of Directors Representative, NHA Policy Council Secretary, NHA Policy Council Vice Chair, NHA Community Representative, Bostonia Language Academy School Site Council Chair, Bostonia Language Academy School Site Vice Chair, Feeding San Diego Lead, and currently serves as NHA Policy Council Board of Directors Representative. Violeta loves the Head Start program and advocates daily for Head Start. Her family is one the 90% of families in poverty in the program.  The Head Start program is helping Violeta and her family break the cycle of poverty with various programs, support, and amazing mentoring.  It has helped her as a mother, woman, and a leader to feel empowered. Because of the support she has received from the program, she has educated herself in multiple aspects of education and has been able to be an advocate in her children’s education and encourages other parents to advocate for their children as well.  The Head Start program has also allowed Violeta to network with community leaders and share useful community resources with other parents and families. NHA has motivated Violeta to continue to work in her community.