CEO Ariel Kelley and her fellow award winners were recognized at the 4Cs (Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County) Champions for Children award ceremony on November 8, 2019 at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. State Senator Mike McGuire presented the awards to leaders in the community who embody the values and principles of the 4Cs.
Ariel received the “Strong Families” Champion for Children award in recognition of her work establishing Corazón's Kinder to College program. Also recognized was Corazón partner, Dr. Mariana Garcia Martinez from the College Assistance Migrant Program, who won “Inspiring Education.” Dr. Martinez consults with Corazón on its equity in education initiatives and has been a speaker at our FirstGen family potluck.
The entire Corazón team was in attendance and is grateful to be recognized for our work with families in the community. We are honored to be included in the Champions for Children Winners listed below.
The 2019 Winners
Inspired Start- 0-5 Early Care and Education
Pat Boblitt, Early Learning Institute
Inspiring Education- K-12 Education
Mariana Garcia Martinez, The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Strong Families- Public Service / Agency/Individuals
Ariel Kelley, Corazón Healdsburg
Healthy Communities- Health, Medical, and Wellness
Dr. Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, Santa Rosa Community Health, Pediatric Campus
Safe Surroundings- Business / Foundation
Don Mills, Sound Ideas
Positive Social Connections- Peer Leadership/Young Professional
Clint St. Martin, Sonoma County Devil Pups