Adult Education and Services Coordinator
Arianna is the new English Language Program Assistant, helping support volunteers with resources and curriculum for their classes. She was born in Holguin, Cuba, and moved to Louisville in 2012. She graduated from Doss High School in 2014, and went to pursue a degree in English with minor in Spanish at the University of Louisville where she’s currently a senior. At this institution, she is an ambassador for the Hispanic and Latino Initiatives at the Cultural Center, which focuses on bringing together Hispanic/Latino students on campus by offering resources available for them as well as promoting scholarships and opportunities for involvement on campus. In addition, she’s doing an internship with the BLC as an ESL instructor for the Family Program.
During this last year of her undergraduate career, she realized that one of her passions was to help and get involved with the community. Therefore, she needed to find new ways to access resources and positions available for immigrants in the Louisville area. Right now, she’s participating in the Louisville Metro Government’s inaugural Welcome Academy Program. A free leadership-training program sponsored by the City of Louisville that empowers Foreign Born Leaders to understand and participate in City Government. After graduation she plans to pursue a master’s in Education, with an ESL endorsement, in order to become an ESL teacher.