Corazón hosts free classes on child nutrition

In a partnership with the Center for Well-Being, Corazón Healdsburg will host a series of three workshops for parents on child nutrition. As part of the parent education program, Soñadores, these classes will be in person (in Spanish) at the Healdsburg Community Center on June 22, 29, and July 6. Participation is free and open to everyone.

Nutrition specialists will talk about different topics, such as healthy food options and balanced meals. “We know that it can be really hard to get our kids to eat well. These classes are a great chance for parents to learn some workarounds”, says Lizbeth Perez, Corazón Healdsburg’s program coordinator for parent support.

To enroll in the classes, the parents can fill out a registration form through this link or simply call our office for more information: (707) 615-4567.

About Soñadores

Soñadores equips parents with the skills, information, and resources to support their children’s optimal development and education. In this spring calendar, there will be activities for parents of preschool – through high school-aged students to explore positive parenting and healthy relationships, early education options, nutrition, and resources to prepare families for summer.

Corazón’s Kinder2College program celebrates first graduates

We are very proud of the first 27 graduates of our Kinder2College program. And we had a beautiful celebration on Saturday, June 4, at the Fitch Mountain Campus, in Healdsburg! There was a ceremony when the students received their completion certificate from Corazón’s co-founder and board member, Ariel Kelley, Vice Mayor of Healdsburg. After that, we had a delicious barbecue for the graduates and their families kindly prepared by our volunteers. The children could also play and have fun on this important day for our community.
The Kinder2College Fund is a college savings initiative launched by members of the Healdsburg Community in partnership with Corazón Healdsburg. This innovative investment in the children of Northern Sonoma County provides students in kindergarten through third grade with a College Savings Account for up to $500.
For more information about the program, click here.

Corazón Healdsburg offers new scholarship for underserved students

Healdsburg, Calif. – Students from Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, or Windsor have a new opportunity to get a scholarship for post-secondary gap funding. The application for the Rhodes Family Scholarship is now open until June 10 for first-generation college students. Longtime supporters Lisa and Michael Rhodes seed-funded the scholarship with a gift of $100,000 to Corazón.

Each recipient’s award will be determined by a scholarship committee, considering the difference between the cost of attending the student’s desired college or program and other sources of funding. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and be students whose parents did not earn a four-year degree. The recipient must also be accepted to attend a four-year university or two-year community college, among other requirements (please see details below).

“The Rhodes Family Scholarship will build on the work we’re already doing to overcome education inequities in our community through our teen center, parent support workshops, Kinder2College savings accounts, and FirstGen College Counseling,” said Corazón CEO Glaydon de Freitas. “The cost of a post-secondary education remains an enormous barrier for so many brilliant young students and we’re so grateful to Lisa and Michael for helping our students to access the education they need and want. We hope that their generosity will inspire others to join them in empowering our area’s youth.”

Lisa and Michael Rhodes made the donation in a surprise announcement at the Corazón event Together We Are More: A Conversation with Luis Valdez, held Feb. 25 at the Raven Theater. The event was held to kick off the organization’s new community-based strategy and honored Lisa, who has been closely involved with Corazón since its founding and recently completed her term on the board of directors.

“As a first-generation Latina college student myself, I know from firsthand experience how critical access to advanced learning is for the marginalized and underrepresented segments of our society,” said Lisa. “I’ve devoted much of my nonprofit work to the advancement of at-risk Latina girls, so I was keenly interested in seeing Corazon’s work extend to offering college scholarships to our local Hispanic community. Through the newly-launched Rhodes Family Scholarship, which we will help fund, Michael and I hope to provide a direct impact for local students so that they may achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families,” said Lisa.

About The Rhodes Family Scholarship

Applications open until June 10th.
Recipients will be notified via email by July 15th.
The list of documents and the application form are accessible through this link:


Corazón Healdsburg opened its doors in 2016 in Healdsburg, CA, and now serves more than 1,200 individuals and families, most of whom are Latin American, in northern Sonoma County. The organization’s mission is to build a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity.



Parents can learn about child development through online workshops

Corazón Healdsburg believes that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers at home. For this reason, we are offering this series of intensive workshops for parents with children from 0 to 5 years old that will help them strengthen their knowledge in the development of their children so that they reach their greatest potential.
There will be 10 sessions about preparation for school, family wellness, and advocacy using best practices in brain development, and key aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional,) early literacy, bilingualism, early math, positive use of technology, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success.
Use the following link to Register:
1O SESIONES in Spanish – Via zoom
May 26,31 & June: 1,2,3,6,7,8,9 & 10
10am – 12pm

Healdsburg adults can enroll in free English and Computer classes at the Community Center

In a partnership with Santa Rosa Junior College and English classes and Sonoma County Adult Education, Corazón Healdsburg offers English and Computer classes at the Healdsburg Community Center for free. Anyone can enroll them.

The classes start next May 25 from 6 pm and people can sign up in person. Childcare will be provided. Computer classes (levels 1 and 2) will happen every Wednesday, from 9 am to 12 pm, and English classes every Monday and Wed, from 9 am to 12 pm. English classes are also available every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm.